Tuesday, March 4, 2008



What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word addiction? Most think of substance abuse (drugs, alcohol) But there are more addicts in society than we know. You and I could very well be an addict!!
Some of us have addictive personalities/behaviors and don't even know it.
Do you find yourself needing to talk with that special someone everyday, and if not you don't sleep well? Do you need that cup of coffee to get your day on the right track? Do you have to wear make-up just to go to the store?
One similarity that these behaviors have that is like substance abuse is withdrawal!! Your day not going well because you didn't have your coffee is an addictive behavior. Not sleeping because you haven't heard from the special someone today sounds like withdrawal...lol Doesn't it? Think about it. When a substance abuser doesn't get his fix sometimes he is left feeling sick and sometime volatile..that's called withdrawal. Do they differ? Are you addicted to anything or would like to share your thoughts.


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I am an addict. This is funny because last night I could not sleep. My husband and I are not on goo terms right now and because I haven't heard from him I could not sleep at all last night. It could be that I am addicted to talking to him or seeing him everyday. I never thought of it that way.

Anonymous said...

Addiction.... I was addicted to making men do what I wanted them to do. It made me feel in control. I was very nice to them giving them nice things and making them co-dependant. My goal was to love them and leave them!!! I wanted them to yearn for more of my presence. I love to see grown men cry when I would tell them it is over! Now I sit back,.....Wow! how times have changed! I am now addicted and the person that I yearn to be with dangles me from a string and at any moment could crush my heart. Wow.... What comes around goes around!!!! Sign Addicted to Love and he don't even know it!

Tia's Real Talk said...

Not all addiction is bad. At least not the specific act, however having an addictive behavior can be more damaging than good. Not being able to sleep because you haven't heard from your husband is a normal reaction. I would consider it concerned rather than addicted. Either way you are getting the short end of the stick. Pray about it, put him in God's hands and say good night!! thanks for sharing anonymous!

Tia's Real Talk said...

Addicted to love or control? Ever been hurt? Sounds like a defense approach to sheild from being hurt. I hope you are able to love this man fully and fairly and stop the cycle. You deserve it!!

Thank you for sharing addicted to love!

Don said...

The first thing which comes to my mind upon hearing the term "addiction" is:

Drug addict.

But I also agree that being addicted can be a number of other things such as addicted to the way a certain person makes you feel. Sex. Food. Drink. Liquor. Just so many things.

Right now I would have to say that I am addicted to blogging. lol. Seriously.

I used to be addicted to a certain female but I "weened" myself off her.

Tia's Real Talk said...

@ Don- blogging is food for the soul, so if it's not causing you to go broke or putting it before friends/fanily then it's a pretty ok addiction. Good thing you "weened" yourself from her. Addiction to people might be worse than to those of substances. Sometimes it can be a lil "stalkerish"....lol