Breaking the Chains of Addiction
The chains of addiction have their clasps around the greater majority of people today. For some, it is an addiction to a substance- like smoking or using drugs. For others, it is drinking alcohol or excessively eating junk food. Many are addicted to practices like gambling or media in the form of gaming, social media, television, or pornography. There are few who form these bad habits deliberately, but by frequent repetition of the acts, habits are formed unconsciously and become so firmly established that the most persistent effort is required in order to change courses.
A study by researchers in the United Kingdom shows that it takes only a little more than 2 months on average to break a bad habit.
Addiction is defined as the persistent compulsive use of something harmful to the user. Like a growing monster, the habit seems to get worse the longer it is practiced. Whatever your particular problem may be, you know you are addicted when-- a habit begins to rule your life and you feel unable to control the time spent or are unable to stop doing it, you lie about it to others, you use money for the habit that is needed for necessities, or the habit takes the place of family events and outings with friends. If you have tried to