Ten most addictive habits for humans.

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Addiction can not only happen with alcohol, drugs or other chemicals, it can happen with almost anything that stimulates the pleasure centers of the brain. There are several habits that are highly addictive. So, here is a list of ten most addictive habits for humans.

1. Sex.

Sex makes the top of the list since it provides the greatest release of endorphins and feel-good chemicals into the brain and throughout the body. Sexual activities can be highly addictive especially for young adults.

2. Shopping.

Shopping is another activity which releases plenty of endorphins into the body. Regular shopping can result in an addiction which will clear out your bank account and could lead to other problems.

3. Collecting.

Beginning to collect too many items is often a side-effect of someone with a shopping addiction.  As item enter the home, no items are being thrown out or given away in order to create more room.

4. Gambling.

Everyone loves that rush you get when you win a bit on a scratch card or lottery. Winning makes everyone feel good and, for some, that can lead to a life spend chasing that Winner’s High over and over again. 

5. Pornography.

Pornography addiction is a response to someone chasing after the highness of sexual feeling. It isolates the users and prevents them from pursuing a meaningful real-world relationship with another adult.

6. Risk Taking.

There are people who love taking risks and engaging in adventure activities. But, some people become addicted to that adrenaline rush and begin to chase after it just as a drug user chases after a chemical high.

7. Eating.

Eating is often called one of the most basic pleasures in the world.  But eating disorders born out of addiction to food can be destructive. This can cause problem not only psychologically but also physically.

8. Work.

For most people, work is simply another part of their busy lives. But some people become so focused on their work that the families are ignored and even a person’s personal health can be compromised.

9. Games.

Gaming systems now appeal not only to children or teenagers but to many adults and, in some cases, they can become so addictive that people allow their friendships and family relationships to suffer.

10. Internet Surfing.

Surfing the Internet can become addictive to some people. Too much of online surfing can lead to problems in their own relationships, connecting with and relating to people directly can be difficult.

“Addiction makes you blind to your reality.”

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Author: Madhusudhan

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