Celebrities that battled addiction and made it

Addiction is one thing that most people have found it hard to say goodbye to. These are some of the celebrities that have struggled with addiction and managed to get over it;

 

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina suffered from depression which pushed her to drugs hoping to feel better.‘ I did almost every type of drug in existence.’ She said this referring to it as the dark moments in her life. She however managed to fight this by surrounding herself with people that could add value to her life. She changed her way of living and adopted children after she became an actress.

Robert Downey Jr.

He went through a lot as he fought his life through drugs. The actor was sent to prison and forced treatment for quit sometime. He also spent a whole in hospital and he finally made a decision to stop using drugs and since then his life changed.

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Adele

She got to do drugs because she was confident enough during her performances on stage. This grew into a habit up to a point that she forgot lines of her own songs on stage. She also noticed that her voice was becoming a mess as days went by. She later on had a surgery that made her to stop doing drugs completely.

Drew Barrymore

Drew became a drug addict at quite a younger age. She was taken to a rehab clinic for 8 months due to the overdose drugs consumption. After she left the clinic her life changed and she became a model and a part-time waitress. She hereafter became a mother and a studio owner.

Kristin Davis

The actress started to take drugs as a solution of gaining courage in her performance. She was helped by a close friend that engaged her in yoga classes and many other more encouraging sessions which helped her leave alcohol.

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Steven Tyler

The musician’s life revolved around drugs and sex life. His life changed after he met his second wife who made him see the better part of living a healthy life.

Britney Spears

She began her drug life after she became famous and rich. She was even denied her parental custody of her sons because of the drug abuse. This made her change her way of living and did away with drugs.

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Elton John

Elton saw drugs to be a way of doing away with his shyness.In the year 1975 he almost lost his life because of an overdose. This made him to go to a rehab clinic and changed his lifestyle completely.

Samuel L. Jackson

He became a drug addict in his youth life. He was taken to a rehabilitation center where his life changed after his wife and daughter visited him at one point and he confessed to them that he was a drug addict. Since then his addiction to drugs came to an end.

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Things You May Be Addicted To Without Your Knowledge

People carry different activities for pleasure and entertainment to refresh their minds and for relaxation. But sometimes you may not realize you are practically addicted to the activities and hence it becomes hard to stop.

Here are some things you may not know you are addicted to:

1. SPORTS

Sports and games are a form of entertainment which help people feel relaxed when either playing or watching. Playing or watching has no harm at all but it becomes an addiction when you spend more or even all the resources you have just to enjoy sports.

Believe me some people stay up late or even miss their work just because they never had enough sleep because of watching a match. They gamble expensive materials and gifts for the winning matches of which is good if they are able but when a person gambles the only little thing he/she owns, then it becomes an a problem. Some even fight just because their favorite team has been defeated and do other crazy things.

2. BETTING

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Its a form of entertainment and the same time a way of finding some cash by trying your luck. This has affected many where a person can afford to use all the cash they have just to bet and later loose everything. Betting is a serious addiction where students are even betting their school fees.

3. POLITICS

Every person is affected directly or indirect by the phenomenon of politics. But when it becomes an addiction then it’s serious and dangerous. When it comes to electing leaders everybody does so and its over but to some people, politics will never end; they talk politics, they eat politics and they wear politics. When it comes to political parties; between party A and B, a person will never have a clear explanation why s/he is so much into party B.

4. RELIGION

When I talk of religion I mean any cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, world, texts, sanctified places, ethics or organizations that relate humanity to the supernatural or transcendental. Remember there is a difference between being religious and believing in supernatural beings.

Its ok to belong to a certain religion, but when one focuses on it than believing on the supernatural then that is a religion addiction. The more religious one is, the more s/he believes in what the other members of the religion believe and not about focusing on the supernatural.

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5. RELATIONSHIP

You may wonder how is this related to addiction but let me explain it to you. Remember romance relationship is the one involved here. According to Bentham philosophy; We start to make some kind of distinction between our emotions and our rationality when relationship is concerned between the involved parties. This means when one decides to leave a relationship then the other one should agree and move on. Though it isn’t easy you should take time before starting another relationship. Some run into building another relationship in the name of ‘healing wounds’ thinking it’s the best option of which starting a new one is easy but breaking up is another story.

 

Google Glass man had ‘addiction disorder’

A 31-year-old man was treated for addiction after wearing Google Glass for 18 hours a day and even experienced dreams as if looking through the device, doctors said.

It is the first known case of internet addiction involving Google Glass, a fledgling technology which provides online access via a tiny screen attached to a spectacle frame, the doctors said.

His superiors had allowed him to use the device as it sped up his work. The gadget also helped him socially, as a topic of conversation with strangers. He developed a dependence on the device, and without it “he was less confident and exhibited significant craving similar to patients desiring their substance of abuse,” the study said.

Examined on admission, the patient repeatedly tapped his temple with his forefinger – an involuntary motion that he had used to turn on Google Glass and gain access to the internet.

It’s not a medical condition but  a damaging craving to be online, through video games, computers or other mobile gadgets. The problem often has an underlying psychological cause, and can be interwoven with other addictive behaviours, such as alcohol or drug abuse.

Read more: http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2014/10/16/google-glass-man-had-addiction-disorder

Here is why women should think twice before smoking marijuana

Despite a shortage of research on the topic, it’s been suggested that drugs affect men and women differently.

And because of the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in the US states of Colorado and Washington as well as medical marijuana in 23 other states, it’s now more important than ever that women understand how THC affects their body chemistry specifically.

Researchers at Washington State University have found evidence indicating that females may build up a tolerance to marijuana more easily than males do.

While it’s not entirely predictive, people with an increased tolerance of a drug are more likely to become addicted to it — which means women may want to think twice before matching a man joint for joint.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/10/females-tolerance-marijua_n_5784022.html