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🚪When Illness Comes Knocking, Beware of Unpredictable Behavior🚪

Unpredictable

Just because someone appears to be exhibiting out of character behaviors when they are sick, doesn’t mean that they are not responsible for their actions or that they can’t control themselves any longer. In fact, the opposite may be true; sometimes the stress of being sick and in pain takes people outside of their comfort zones and they seek out outlets to relieve stress and anxiety (often in ways that are negative). For medical professionals and caregivers, it’s critical to recognize the warning signs of behaviors gone rogue and take proactive steps to protect others from harm.

Mental Health
It’s not uncommon for the symptoms of an illness to make people behave in uncharacteristically out-of-character ways. The unpredictability can be attributed to a number of factors, including the severity and type of illness, as well as the person’s coping skills.
But it can also be due to something called somatization disorder. This is when a person experiences physical pain or discomfort but does not have any underlying medical explanation for it. They will often misattribute the symptom to another condition they are aware of, like irritable bowel syndrome or depression.
This may sound like the opposite of hypochondria– someone who imagines their health problems are worse than they really are– but there are some subtle differences between the two conditions.

Bipolar Disorder
A mood disorder in which the person’s moods swings from periods of over-excitement (mania) or irritability (depression) to periods of sadness and low energy.
Mood swings can be severe, with rapid changes to emotional states that may last only hours or days. These changes are often unpredictable, and may result in a person’s temperament and personality changing dramatically.
The symptoms affect a person’s thoughts and feelings as well as their physical state. An episode is also likely to have a noticeable impact on how they act and interact with others. Bipolar Disorder has some common warning signs including difficulty sleeping, restlessness, talking excessively, racing thoughts, high levels of creativity and impulsiveness. Although there is no cure for this illness it can be managed with medication if diagnosed early enough.

Personality Disorders
Some personality disorders are linked to mental illnesses that can cause severe out of character behavior. A person with bipolar disorder may act impulsively or unpredictably when manic, while someone with paranoid personality disorder might become aggressive and irrational as they worry about things that others would find trivial. It’s important to be aware that people experiencing a mental health crisis may not always make rational decisions or know what they’re doing. Talk to them calmly and offer help if you think it’s needed. Give space and provide care without asking too many questions. If the person doesn’t want to talk about what’s going on, don’t press for information—just be there for them instead. Offer the person coping skills like meditation or deep breathing exercises so they have some tools at their disposal to use when feeling overwhelmed by their emotions.

Drug Addiction
People who suffer from drug addiction are susceptible to many different types of behavior. If they are not in the middle of an episode, they may be a completely different person. They may seem friendly and outgoing but when they need their next fix, they will become aggressive and demanding. Drug addiction is hard to control because there is always that craving for the drug. People who have this addiction will try anything to get more drugs and it usually ends up being something illegal like robbery or breaking and entering. It can lead to jail time, family problems and financial problems. Alcoholism: Alcoholism also causes unpredictable out of character behavior because alcohol affects people differently. It makes some people mellow while others act out aggressively with violent tendencies.

What Can We Do to Help?
If you’re a caregiver and need to step back for a while, it’s important to have an open dialogue with your loved one. Let them know what’s going on, that you care about their feelings and that they’re not alone. Ask them if they would like help coming up with a plan for when you’re not around. It can be as simple as providing a list of friends or family members they might contact in the event they need assistance or calling ahead to let the pharmacy know how many prescriptions are needed each week. You can also explore different living arrangements such as assisted living facilities or nursing homes, both before and after there is an emergency situation where these are necessary. Knowing how much time you will be absent will make all these arrangements easier. For example, deciding whether someone needs more care now so you don’t have to rush finding something later. When choosing between alternative living arrangements, always think about what would best suit your loved one’s needs now and in the future (i.e., having access to medical care).

Mental Health Awareness
Anxiety and depression are a common occurrence in people with chronic illness. When the person is already struggling to deal with their physical pain, it can be hard for them to have a panic attack when they are struggling to cope. The mind becomes the enemy when they cannot control what is happening. Their thoughts become their worst enemies which causes an irrational fear that something bad will happen if they don’t take action.
A lot of these behaviors are often dismissed as childish or immature but this is not the case. Mental health issues should not be ignored and should not be used as an excuse to stop treatment. Educating oneself on symptoms and treatments can help reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses. There are so many factors that go into mental health including genetics, medication side effects, chronic stressors such as finances, relationships and other illnesses. There is no one size fits all answer for mental health disorders.

Mental illness is a battle that can alter behavior. The nature of behavior can impact those we love. Even though one’s behavior is a mental illness state, it’s not always excusable. However, it’s important to know it is an illness. Sometimes being out of character can’t be controlled. But the help available can prevent future effects on others.

Until our beautiful minds meet again. Be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter 🦋 – Della 🦋

✔️Mental Mess, Life, and God🙏

🦋My Story My Version. 🦋

When you feel like you’re addicted to something, it’s because you are. If you think about it, addiction is just a symptom of a problem. It’s not the problem itself—it’s what happens when you try to solve your problems with drugs or alcohol.

There are no pain killers that ease the pain of death. There is no pain killer in drug or alcohol form that solves any problem. My personal experience raw emotions over time, struggles of addiction and time in jail. Only one pain killer that is legit and real – Deal with it face to face. The truth is not easy, its painful, and a living hell at times. The truth is, it takes a long time to heal, cope, and deal with life events. Those challenges are open wounds. No one will admit to and wants to face – pain. My pain and struggles changed my life – forever.

Time is crucial to grief as I learnt the hard way. In my world, nothing made sense. Why? I couldn’t allow myself to feel raw emotions. Until I was forced to.

To me, I knew the pain would surface. For so long, I thought dodge ball would give me time to adjust. Time had lost its value, the world moved around me. I functioned due to that’s what life teaches us to do. The world doesn’t stop because you lost two loved ones seven weeks apart. The world doesn’t stop for anyone or anything.

Honestly, the days became a blank stare, everything moved as I stood still. My job at the time, was behind a computer. Thinking of the events was not happening while working. I choose to be a picker on a cherry picker. This the physical movement would keep my mind busy. I thought the grief had passed and life went on. Until….

September 11th, 2002. Brother that passed his birthday was Sept. 10th. That morning of the 9-11 year anniversary. In honor the company had moments of silence for both plane attacks. I buckled out of no where.. Functioning didn’t make sense. I hit my knees and fell apart. Crumbled to life raw painful emotions.. Six months after, life stopped. The only thing that matter at the moments was to leave. Walking in to my supervisors office, “I quit”. Out of character, he told me that I was okay. That I had time off work and just do whatever I could. Those words were not okay on my behalf. Once again, “I quit, you have no clue”. The HR lady called my name, and said here’s FLMA papers go to your doctor. They should give you time off work. She walked me to my car and explained the process. I went straight to my doctors office at that time. This doctor had been new and my first time meeting or seeing her. Explaining my situation, asking to help with FMLA. Her choice of words, did not go over well. She thought it was bogus to need time off work. Depression or anxiety, any of that she thought I was fine, just trying to get paid. My tolerance level just ticked. It was not the right time or practice of option, to her observation. I stood up and said, ” I hope you still have your father and your brother”. Quickly her response was ” yes I do”. I said that’s why you have no right to judge me, you have not experienced what I’m going through”. As your tongue was sharp, I hope you think next time before you share your opinion. When you can’t speak without experience just do your job. I got up to exit and my regular doctor was shocked. Leaving the office, I went to a doctor close by my house. I told the office I had just left my family doctors office and the situation. By law your not suppose to do that “doctor shopping”. I had not a care in hell, I needed help now. The doctor I seen was older, experienced, he knew I needed help. He personally made a phone call to the prior doctors office. Mentally I was a mess, yet I thought I was strong enough as time passed. Then falling apart, nothing was real. Emotions were painful, the triggers I was not aware of. The day after my brothers birthday. My mind starting thinking, remembering, wondering, and it happen. The anti-depression and anxiety medication were prescribed.

My days sleeping 15 to 20 hours a day. I must have been overwhelmed with exhaustion. If I woke up to eat or use the bathroom, daylight or night was never acknowledged. To shower was a big functioning task, that didn’t matter. Why should it when I’m just sleeping all the time, right? I became non-existent to the world. My mom would open my bedroom door check in on me. She had tried to make sense of it, her words would stick through my barely open eyes. ” I love you”, I heard many times. But I could barely move or function. Antidepressants became a non-functioning zombie creation, I hated more. My struggles were deep, changing medication made it worse. At some point over a course of 6 months time – my eyes opened more often. Hopeless, helpless, I needed help.. The struggles were daily, hourly, and serious. I suppose I got enough rest, cause I no longer wanted to sleep. Something inside of me was making sense. I rarely continued the medicine. So unconsciously I slowly detoxed from prescription medications. My only option was self-help. I began to write, as I would lay awake in bed thinking. I struggled with why would depression medicine make a person sleep.. ? Actually I started to feel worse taking the medicine. In time I was going back to work, the day was approaching. My mind was all over the place.

Slowly adding to my daily task, writing was priority and waking up was too. I had to face a lot of challenges. I had woken to a pending drug charge that was mine. My charges, my fault, not the addiction, – my problem. Not grieving, not understanding, not knowing, and hiding pain with addiction drugs and alcohol.

Functioning is a real struggle when life keeps moving. – Standing still is tough. But reality being crippled, disabled, mentally stopped in the tracks of life. Numb, thoughtlesss, living in a foggy world that I could only live in. I created this fog because I never learnt to function to death. Death- a zombie trying to drag ass through life. Life that’s so painful – crawling, due to, I been beaten, rolled, tossed, and shattered inside, and out. A hot mess in reality. I stank as a person because I didn’t know my strength. Giving up defeated me. I was all that above and more. Ripped, toren, high, drunk, and a walking mental mess.

Non-existent one where problems now surfaced and facing jail time. I felt invisible to jail, traumatized by life events, there was no excuse. My problems were my responsibility to be human again. Face life as I now had challenges. Obstacles that surely did want to face.

I had to report monthly to my parole officer. I had a great job, I was drug free and I honestly felt great. My goal was to conquer my grief with positive energy. At work, I pushed my limits to excel. But I felt alone. The lonleness created another addiction – sex. The truth is I was going to the gym working out, feeling great, going to the tanning bed, I never felt so amazing with ambition, life made sense. Or did it? My sex addiction was replaced from drug addiction. I made a promise to God to keep me safe and protect me during my journey of exploring sex options.. I refused to be attached to any man. I had lost two of my favorite men in my life. Loving a man was not an option at the time. My plan of action was in form of good habit routine. I was loving yet not lovable to my inner pain. My parole was about done. Drinking started regularly as my sex addiction slowed. My habits were changing as I knew my routine was about to be disrupted. Filling a blank isn’t always easy.

The challenges of living back on track “the good life”, still has negative impacts. After completing parole, I now had a felony charge on my background and record. Career moves and education would be tested. Blessed with a hard work ethic, my felony never gave any problems. In time I had my felony expunged. That wss inner peace of my self. I furthered my education with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology in 2010. I was coming alive inside cause I knew how to. Overtime I Iearnt what it takes to overcome. Being defeated is temporary. I felt I wasn’t strong enough to fight, down to being defeated. Wrong was I? I built an empire that I never knew was possible. So much can be done. No that anything is possible with one tool.. The master to life is 🗝️ to the mind, and that’s time. Educating the Mind. Your mind is power. You have the world of endless dreams when you open your mind. Educating the mind to life is a promise to overcome challenges. The best defense is knowing you have the option to learn. My life is far from perfect, knowing life makes sense is what matters. Struggles are life’s tools that give us strength. Love is an opportunity to prove your worth of being human. Love is told to be a beautiful thing. Love is the most painful experience that one must face. Truth be known Death is the love to eternal life. We must feel the worst level of extreme pain. That pain of life is the sacrifice to death. Afterlife of no pain, no sorrow just pure happiness of a world created by our God. My God has shown me life that exist beyond realm. As I have felt and visioned the life through my own eyes.

Life is precious to our eternal days. We will face the good Lord with treasures of our character. If those treasures are damaged at fault of yours, overcoming might be challenging.. Life of misery and hell will be provided, as you create your destiny. Time here on earth is measured by blessing to help one another, and valued human life as you perceive it. Hurting others and offering negative energy maybe your choice to void eternal life that’s promised. Until that judgement day is face to face with death. May you be the best product to life. A product everyone is proud to know and be a part of. If those words bite or sting- you have power of the mind to educate your options to overcome actions and behaviors. You are stronger than you think. As the mind never fails if you apply the time and work. Defeat is not an option to eternal life. Challenges may be mountains but mountains can be climbed. Lace up those boots and motivate the knowledge to be your best self. Life is best when dealt with by learning to overcome with a powerful tool – the mind.

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Not everything has an immediate solution. But knowledge can help you through it. Patience and time will guide you if your willing to put in the work.

If you want to stop using, there are a few things you can do:

First, figure out what caused you to start using in the first place. Was it a traumatic experience? Was there someone who told you that using drugs or alcohol was acceptable? Was it peer pressure? Childhood environment? Life has so many hidden stressors that we are blinded by. When we think, we aren’t strong enough? Think about a plan of action to overcome. Keep the plan fresh in mind. Support yourself with enjoyable positivity. Once positivity begins to flow, it becomes a regular flow.

Once you’ve figured this out, make sure that whatever caused your addiction no longer exists for you. If someone tells you that drugs or alcohol will make your life better, try not to believe them. They may have been lead by peer pressure and may have had some sort of experience with drugs or alcohol themselves—but they’re not responsible for your decisions and can’t expect you to make the same choices they did.

The next step is figuring out how much time and money are going towards solving these problems and how many hours of sleep are being lost because of them. Identifying these things will help keep track of solving the problem. Addiction is easy.. Overcoming is a challenge but your mind is powerful to help you through. Don’t give up.. Get up and face to challenge. In time you will gain so much positivity, ambition will guide you with a peace of mind.

Love to hear your experience and rewards of overcoming challenges you experienced. Shared stories can be the best therapy for another who is challenged with life of addiction or events. Feel free to share your experience.

Until our beautiful minds meet again. Be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter – Della 💞🦋

🎭 Truth Of Addiction – #1 ✔️My Story My Version🎭

Truth of Addiction
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Experimenting during adolescent years and developmental growth periods are normal. Experience is gained by the time going through an experience. The psychology of addiction is the how, why, when, what, and where behavior.  The behavior that triggers the response to want more.  But what happens to promote addiction is the root – problem (creations of). That comes from or is created due to a past experience or life event.

Psychology of Addiction

Psychology of Addiction is an overview of the behavior. It is also known as the study of motivation and controlling factors that induce a person to do an addictive behavior. The factors vary from individual to individual and from situation to situation. At times, one may not even be aware that they are addicted. If you are reading this article, chances are that you have come across a question “Why do people become addicted?” or “What makes a person more likely to become addicted?” There are a number of theories about addiction out there but the most widely recognized one is the “Biological Theory” which suggests that addiction is caused by genetic predisposition. It means that it runs in families and if your parents had addiction problems such as alcoholism, drug abuse or compulsive gambling, you are at high risk of being addicted to substance use or something else. On the other hand, behavioral theories suggest that addiction comes from the environment and how they were raised by their parents. People who grew up in an environment with no love and care are more likely to become addicted as they look for such care in other things. Other times, people use drugs and alcohol for an escape route from their problems. If someone feels depressed, drugs offer temporary consolation that never lasts but one becomes habitual and continues doing it again and again without realizing its consequences.

The Use of Drugs and Alcohol

So why do people start using drugs? People start using drugs for a variety of reasons. It can be as simple as peer pressure or a desire to escape from a stressful life situation. Some people also use drugs to cope with emotions, to self-medicate, or to try and numb the pain from mental health issues. Drug use can also be linked to low self-esteem, depression, and even traumatic life events. Whatever the reason may be, the reality is that it can quickly lead to dependency and even addiction, leading to devastating consequences.

The answer to this question can depend on a person’s life events, psychology, past experiences and mental health.

When a person is depressed, it is very difficult for them to enjoy life fully, which will inevitably lead to the search for an escape route. It’s easy to fall into the world of drugs – they will show you another world, where all your problems disappear, even if it is a temporary illusion. The cause of behavior to explore drugs to temporarily avoid feelings. It’s important to understand one addiction feeds another. In other words if you give up sugary foods, becoming a alcoholic is favorable. Substituting a new created addiction is likely to fill the void. A continuous cycle in times of a mental mess situation.

My Story My Version

My alcohol and drug experience began during my High School years.   Addiction isn’t a taste for or an acquired liking for a beverage or substance.  Addiction is the recovery, or the lack of – to hide from emotional connection with high levels of pain..  Hiding something that feels unpleasant or unwelcome, is optional- yet reality. Covering the inner pain (demon) to feel normal or better about ones self, produces the nature of behavior.

Addiction can be described as a compulsive, unhealthy need to engage in a certain activity. Unlike the way most people think about addiction, very little of it has to do with the actual substance or behavior one has become addicted to. Instead, addiction is more of a coping mechanism that someone uses to deal with difficult feelings or circumstances.

The truth my of addiction starts here. Addiction became part of my way of life, challenging events of death.

Being secure, confident, and intelligent added to self awareness to my own identity- did not matter.. Yes, getting drunk, was just a happening occurrence at times.  The cause of drinking was for fun, social involvement,  not for out of character behavior.  Exploring my tolerance to drugs and alcohol was experienced with friends or peers. And then, the feeling of numbness, laughter or enjoyment from the alcohol take effect.  Developmental response is learning to connect with behavior and the substance.  The behavioral reaction to drugs and alcohol weren’t negative effects of anger, mood altercation, or disrespectful behavior during my use.  My tolerance was the social aspect while drinking not to get drunk.  I can say, I didn’t have grudges to people, places or things.

Drugs, such as marijuana, mushrooms, acid, were more mind or body response altering substance  Of course we all try different peer related drugs, as I did. I can say my experience was pleasant and offered enjoyment.  Some days involved over drinking, getting sick, hangovers, and the “oh, I will never drink again moments”.  All though, I had my share of hangovers.  Those headaches were contributed by whiskey or hard liquor.  (lesson * to respond or not respond – to learn from awareness of the behavior with over indulging or mixing alcohol).

When the word “addiction” is used, we often think about alcohol or drugs, and specifically the chemicals within them. But how does that impact our behavior?

The chemical reactions in the brain are linked to everything we do, especially our actions—be it buying ice cream, going to work, or having sex. In fact, when it comes to powerful addictive substances like alcohol and cocaine, we’re talking about very strong chemical hooks: but they are still just chemical reactions.

Those chemical hooks of being a superhero; was not in my plans.  I didn’t desire to explore hard liquor or the  behavior from the effects.  Proudly, a shot from time to time was my limit.  However inner peace and enjoyment balanced, my behavior, the (Inner monster) was tamed.  I had an honest relationship with my parents and myself.  This is in fact an important key factor to developmental growth during adolescent years. Also the relationship established with future addictions.

Drinking wasn’t a habit or need for me.  Drinking with family and friends were the of best times just interacting/socializing.  A people person was natural for my social well-being..  Drinking in the yard with my dad, held the best conversations, growing knowledge, and in-depth wisdom of life, itself.  My childhood did not include: a broken home, child abuse, foster care, or traumatizing influences. My addiction came in the form of life events. Those life events were the loss of my father and brother 7 weeks apart.

The truth of addiction is, trauma, something that takes place that a person can not accept. An emotional, physical or mental event that one can not manage to cope with. Accepting the pain of an event can be crippling at times. Dealing with the mental effects are important. Naturally when unwelcoming pain is experienced, we use defenses to our advantage . Any pain can result in drug or alcohol abuse. The beginning or the go to escape route that leads to addiction. Influenced pain by substance or alcohol form to avoid emotional, mental, or physical Searching for a numbing mechanism that becomes an addiction. Its not your fault, its okay that pain hurts. Its okay to cry, feel and acknowledge the pain. It’s not a fun, happy feeling, or a joy to experience raw emotions. But honestly, once you face the truth and pain. Life is good. Life is happier. You are stronger. You can free addiction or urges of temtation by understanding yourself.

Dealing with emotional, mental, or physical trauma today. Can help keep addiction tendencies from surfacing. Learn your own behavior and actions. This can help you better understand your mental and physical health. Take time to feel the in the moment experience or present circumstances. Those feelings are warning signs that help you deal and cope with life pain. Those warnings can be your tendency to manage future events that trigger pain. You are the mechanic to your well-being. A good mechanic knows how to look for warnings before they surface. You have the ability to recognize the warnings. You have the ability to be stronger than you never imagined. Believe in your positivity, a flow of positive energy that cycles within your well-being. Open that experience to overcome, challenges so tomorrow is adding positivity. And addiction will be far from reach.

Until our beautiful minds meet again. Be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter – Della🦋💞

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🍎Connecting to Delivery

Good Food

The world might be a little unpredictable. Okay, it is very unpredictable in all aspects of employment, finances, stocks, automobile, housing, etc,. One thing as humans to survive we need food. It may not be available at times due to situations or hardship. Survival depends on some sort of food source. We must eat. In this lifetime, its truly amazing that eating can become habit forming. And when I say habit forming, good food can change our outlook towards eating. Addictive and craved are indication of an addiction to food.

Eating is just part of being human. Some may over eat out of bordem or stress. A disorder or life changing events can alter our relationship with food. In some cases, people may not enjoy the comfort of food. While others may use food as a comfort mechanism. Either way food addiction can cause mental anguish. Mental stress and eating disorders are quilt triggered addictions. Feeling pleasure while eating yet quilt struck after endulging.

Regardless of one’s situation food is a must. At this time in our new world after covid, social distancing has become a new normal. Food delivery either groceries or from restaurants is a big deal. I personally work for both Uber Eats and Instacart loving the opportunity. The rewards of happy people can’t explain the advantages of delivery. People are very grateful as it saves them time and money. Many shirt conversations people are happy to give a nice tip any day. Verses the time spent in a struggle grocery store. As for my experience, I am a communicator while shopping or picking up at a restuarant.

When an item is not available, I take time to make the next available item known for replacement. Or whatever needed to help the customer get close to substitute if all possible. Personally having a time frame for Instacart does ruffle my feathers at times. But I just learned to ignore the time frame. It really blows my mind that a company will out a time limit in an order or batch that has 2 orders or more. Why? Stores are at a high of shortages, improvements and high demand of items. Its not easy as it may sound to shop for 50 items in less than 30 minutes. Finding product for a vegan or specialty items within diet can be confusing and complicated..

Recently I had the experience of finding vegan items. Honestly I was lost, no clue. Without the experience I would not have the opportunity to encourage understanding and knowledge for the next experience. You might be thinking time management is the answer. Well I believe my excellent ratings and high quality abilities are reason that numbers are just numbers. With a positive stance, that numbers are just numbers are truth that equals success.

Example:

Customer orders 40 items. Batch pay plus tip est. $15.00 Includes an estimated $7.50 tip. **Please note* If you don’t communicate with the customer, not even send a greeting that you are the shopper. Show up with 23 items. Believe me your tip will decrease quickly before you put the car in reverse.

I personally go above matters for customers. You might be your own boss in ways. Customers are your paycheck. Simple as that. From the acceptance of the order and 24 hours after delivery. You the shopper will cross the mind of the customer more than once in that time frame. Customers are wonderful individuals who trust you to go above and beyond to deliver the eggs unbroken, bread in tact, and groceries as precise as your ability. If one of those options are altered, that experience will reflect on the you as the shopper.

With this being said I take the extra 15 mins past my shopping goal time. A late delivery will make a customer happy if you are searching for an item needed. With GPS customers know where you are til the order is delivered. Communication is simple and easy.

Back to the example that $15 batch pay will and can increase with your efforts. I have had customers thank me fir adding items or finding a good substitute with an in application tip. Then handing me $10 in cash. Thank you and your welcome are tip friendly gestures. ** Please be mindful that money is tight, people are struggling. Be appreciative of the smile you gave by delivering. I had customers repeat many times that was heart wrenching to apologize for not having extra money for a tip. * ** if you get butt hurt over no tip. This job is not for you. Be blessed for the $20 tip for delivery 4 item much needed by a customer who was rushed for time and you showed up yesterday. If you take the reflection of putting a smile on someone face, the blessing will always be there.

Have the mentality of giving is receiving. Be a giver with a good heart. And the rewards are a surprise.

After all the blessings of delivery is awesome. The new faces and friendly appreciation are positive every delivery. If you want positive feedback. If you choose otherwise, well you will get feedback very quickly in negative results.

After all people want what you want. To save time and money. The work will always be available. We are human we love to eat.

Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter 💖 -Della🦋

🤕Addiction 1.0

Why We Become Addicted: Understanding The Root Causes of Addiction

Drink to Depression = Addiction
Drink to Depression = Addiction

When we hear the word “addiction”, what comes to mind? Some might think about substance abuse, alcoholism, meth or crack addiction. These are all common examples of addiction which has been covered often in the media. In fact, there are more than 900 known addictive substances out there that humans can become dependent on. There has been a rise in the number of people suffering from any kind of addiction in recent years. We know that addiction is a serious problem and it needs to be treated as such. But what exactly is it? Why do some people get hooked on certain things while others don’t? Why do so many people struggle with different kinds of addictions? Seemingly unfair at times. The struggle of addiction we can only learn how and why- finding the root cause. If you’re asking these questions, then this article is for you.

What Is Addiction?

Simply put, addiction is a compulsive dependence on a particular substance or behaviour. It’s a chronic disease that can take over your life and cause negative consequences in every aspect of your life. Those consequences can vary from small minor events to criminal charges, or life-threatening situations that even cause death. Some addictions are habitual, meaning it’s a behaviour that you do that becomes a part of your daily routine. Some other addictions are impulsive, meaning it’s a sudden urge or impulse that comes and goes, but it’s a compulsion that is difficult to control. When you’re addicted to something, it has a strong hold on your life. It’s almost like you’re in a constant battle that you can’t win unless you seek help. The battle to get through the day, weeks, months, and even years to come; can be challenging. Addiction is often accompanied by withdrawal symptoms such as cravings, similar to other diseases like diabetes or hypertension. Cravings that are intensified due to lack of and resistence to the addiction.

Why Do People Become Addicted?

As mentioned above, humans have a variety of addictions. This raises the question: why do we become addicted to certain things? Different addictions stem from different root causes. Addiction is a response to a problem in your life, but it doesn’t solve anything. Instead, it makes matters worse. It’s a way to escape your issues and avoid dealing with them. When you’re addicted to something, you become dependent on it to make yourself feel better. There are certain chemicals in the things you’re addicted to that trigger a dopamine response in the brain. That warm, happy feeling is what commonly keeps people hooked. It’s almost like a mind trick that convinces you that you need that substance or behaviour in order to feel good. Resulting in either habitual or impulsive addiction by response or behaviour.

The Root Cause of Addiction

As mentioned above, different addictions have different root causes. However, there is one thing that all addictions have in common: they are a result of an unmet need. As humans, we all need certain things in order to survive and thrive. Some needs are physiological, meaning they relate to our health and well-being, while others are psychological, meaning they are related to our mental health and well-being. Some people are able to meet these needs on their own, while others struggle to do so. To put it simply, people become addicted to certain things because they don’t have other healthy coping mechanisms available to them. Or in many situations people are unsure how to deal with struggles that occurred. When a person’s unmet needs are not properly addressed, they are more likely to become addicted. This is because they will have to rely on addictive substances or behaviours to satisfy them instead.

How Genetics Plays A Role In Addiction

We are all unique individuals, shaped by both our environment and our genetics. This means that the way you react and respond to certain things is different from the way another person would. When it comes to addiction, genetics plays a major role. Some people are genetically predisposed to addiction, meaning, they are more likely to become addicted than others. That doesn’t mean that anyone who is genetically at-risk will necessarily become an addict. The best way to prevent yourself from developing an addiction is by using healthy coping mechanisms and addressing your unmet needs. Coping mechanisms are solutions to fixing the root cause. Dealing with the problem by understanding the environment and genetics combined can eliminate unmet needs of addiction.

Environment and Culture As Root Cause Of Addiction

As mentioned above, genetics play a role in addiction, but so does the environment we grow up and live in. The environment we are raised in, as well as the culture we are surrounded by, all have an impact on our mental health, including whether or not we develop an addiction. Parents and other caregivers have a large role to play in this. They can do their best to learn how to identify addiction in children and take steps to help them avoid it. When children are exposed to certain things, such as drugs or alcohol, they are more likely to develop an addiction when they grow into adults.

This article was written to help you understand the root causes of addiction. While the details of why some people become addicted to certain things may differ, there are a few consistent themes. When people don’t meet their needs and are unable to properly address their issues, they are more likely to become addicted. That’s why it’s so important to address your needs and find healthy ways to cope with life. It’s also vital that you avoid the temptation of becoming addicted to anything.

In closing, articles to come, I share my addiction. With life changing events and how the challenges of addiction took control over my life. My experience with addiction and more about addiction in future post. As with and mental challenge its so easy to form bad habits. And so hard to face the challenges of reality to recovery. Many prayers to one day at a time, if you relaspe, dont beat yourself up. It happens to us all, just take a deep breathe and stand up admit you relapsed. Today is a new day. Don’t give up, replace that habit with a healthy habit.

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter 🦋

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