Why do we get addicted? Especially to something like sugar. There isn't a simple, one sentence answer. I believe that addiction is much more than a physical need. I believe that every facet of our lives affects our behavior toward a substance or activity that we have a weakness for. Addiction isn't just physical. It's chemical and hormonal. It's mental and subconscious. It's emotional. It's habitual and neurally driven. It's genetic. And probably more.
My personal experience seems to be mostly geared around 6 main elements (not in order of influence):
- Physical Dependence
- Spiritual Health
In the next few posts I will expand on each element and how it affects and is effected by addiction from my personal experience and perspective.