MichaelEmeryArt

Understanding Addiction

First of Let me kinda describe how bad my own personal Alcohol Addiction was:


In 2013,february(5 years ago)..I was extremely suicidal- 

Only with the help of my Brothers and Sister-in-law, whom where able to intervene,they realized I could no longer think for myself, which I personally at this point was aware of. They knew I needed long term help,thus Rehab. Let me point out,as the System in the United States currently stands,,if I didn't, have their Care,their taking the" reins" , I would not be writing this.

     Even They could not believe how hard it was to find the proper help for a person in my situation.


     This is changing,yet the public needs to be educated on the signs of Addiction,how a person is crying for help,simply by being addicted!,
      Being Addicted comes in many,many ways,from over eating,to shooting Heroin in one's veins.
     
      Addiction is maybe the best defined as the result of:

            Some form of Stress in a Individuals Mind, from a "cognitive dissonance " to a "Oppression"



             I hate to say this , Yet Society in all reality is the very Root of most Addiction,.. in a very sneaky way.

                 Examples:
                                          My work as a carpenter ,craft-person,demands extreme attention to detail in order for myself to do the best job I can,Yet in our current society,,speed is the "State of the Union"...the two don't mix well!

                                           My self being a Fem-male,in a society that judges,"pre-judges" others by sexual "nature"..here is a quote                                              by Scott Peck that I believe clearly defines our current culture,at least by many individuals:

                                               “Since [narcissists] deep down, feel themselves to be faultless, it is inevitable that when they are in conflict with the world they will invariably perceive the conflict as the world's fault. Since they must deny their own badness, they must perceive others as bad. They project their own evil onto the world. They never think of themselves as evil, on the other hand, they consequently see much evil in others.”
M. Scott Peck

"It’s not craving entertainment – 6/23/2018-  A hallmark of an immature mind is its constant tendency to want to distract itself in entertainment, which usually manifests as forms of greed, over-indulgence, addiction and depravity. The entertainments can be in any form – food, drinks, drugs, sex, shopping, hobbies, TV, internet, work, mysticism, religion, social events, denial-based spirituality etc Entertainment can be a means of enjoying your waking hours, but if it becomes your “craving” you are just a prisoner to it, with no real sense of wisdom. It’s easy to get addicted to entertainment because it allows the mind to deny its reality for a while and get some temporary relief. A mature mind enjoys entertainment but can easily sustain itself without it, it’s not “restless” and it can find alignment with the most ordinary moments. - calm down mind.com

"When I was in Alcohol Rehab, the number one thing we where told,or taught to realize was- Our Minds where immature in some Aspect-

              Moving Towards a Mature Mind - calm down mind.com