The question is, “Are addictions bad habits”?
According to the habit model, they are.
This addiction theory states that the only reason to say that there is a difference is to pursue “addicts.”
People with lousy smoking habits often feel very persecuted.
Although smoking is not illegal (at least not yet), it is avoided by society as a whole. In the beginning, you could smoke anywhere. Parents are waiting to smoke in the maternity waiting rooms.
So, you can smoke in buildings, but only in a specific smoking room.
Then came the designated smoking area outside the building. Now restaurants, bars, and entire cities do not smoke. It seems that many people have abandoned their bad habits. However, they don’t seem to remember how addicted they were before.
The truth is, in a way, they are still addicted and always will be. That’s how addiction works.
To save others from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, many people have changed their bad habits to smokeless tobacco.
Just because tobacco is not smoked; however, that does not mean that nicotine is not addictive. It is said that breaking a bad habit is as tricky as painful. People who abandon it also use nicotine patches and gum or Zyban.
Sleeping pills are bad habits to enter, as well. They can be so addictive that you need an increasingly high dose to fall asleep.
Eventually, they will not help at all. Some people overdose in an attempt to reach a dose that will put them to sleep. Usually, the intervention of a doctor or a sleep clinic is necessary to clarify it.
Alcohol can be a bad habit if you drink to excess. For some people with certain physical conditions, it can be risky anyway.
It can be dangerous if mixed with specific medications. However, if a person is addicted to alcohol, he does not worry about it. Nor will they be concerned about their jobs or relationships. Everything will be about the next drink.
Drugs represent a variety of bad habits. There are so many illegal drugs that are too numerous to count.
They have different effects and cause varying levels of addiction. Some have quick and devastating results. Others do little damage in the short term. However, all are bad habits. There are club drugs, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and hallucinogens.
All of these medications can be unpleasant. There are also legal drugs that people get into bad habits, starting with an injury or other medical condition.
These can be pain relievers like Percocet, or muscle relaxants. They are also very addictive bad habits. If you have an addictive bad habit, you will probably need some form of help to overcome it.
Once you have a severe addiction, experiencing the sights, smells, or sounds of your habit will start your brain in that addictive mode again.
No wonder people struggle for years with addictive bad habits.