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Top 10 Most Common And Dangerous Addictions In Nigeria

Little drops of water, little grains of sand, make the mighty ocean. That’s exactly how addictions come into play when not controlled. Its like a cancer that grows and multiply if not cut off at an early stage.

Practically speaking, only a handful of addicts have come out of it successfully. It is best advised to apply modesty in all your doings eventhouh you have to go extra miles, modestly go the extra mile as over ambitiousness kill dreams.


 1. Alcohol Addiction

Like the popular saying, excessive use of anything is bad.  Prolonged and excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to addiction problems. Use of alcohol in relatively small amounts can impair an individual’s ability to drive a motor vehicle safely, and is a factor in crimes involving violence, including spousal and child abuse.

2. Smoking Addiction

Cigarettes contain a harmful substance called nicotine. This highly addictive substance is the reason why smoking is such a difficult habit to give up. In this case, the earlier you quit the better.

3. Drug Addiction

When we talk about drug addiction, the average mind conceives hard drugs, but there are legal drugs that are also abused daily out of ignorance. Drug addiction includes both illegal substances and legal drugs. The problem is the same, whether your drug of choice is readily available by prescription or not.

4. Gambling

This is a very dangerous addiction that has ruined lives, loved ones and family units. People participate in this game of luck with a hope of winning a jackpot.

It is an addiction when it becomes an uncontrollable and unstoppable act despite the continuous failures or better put, lack of luck. The best way to get out of it is to consciously force your way out as soon as you realize you are losing control over it.

5. Food Addiction

This type of addiction if the major cause of Obesity in the 21st century. Food is a part of our daily lives, something that we all need to survive, and eating should be an enjoyable experience. A food addict is unable to control his or her eating during certain times and uses food as a way to deal with feelings of sadness, depression, or anxiety. Which has negative effects overweight

6. Video Games Addiction

This addiction has no age restriction, a video game addict plays video games to the extent that this activity intrudes and affects negatively his or her personal life. The most addictive video games are the ones where players assume the identity of a character in the game and are able to interact with other players.

7. Internet Addiction

Having the Internet at your disposal is like having the world at your palm. The world has gone global with the use of Internet. We search for information daily, read news and blogs, and interact virtually with people from all over the world. Talking about finance, banking and other financial transactions literarily takes place on the Internet. Internet addiction does not involve use of an intoxicating drug but this is quite similar to pathological gambling. How to know you are becoming an internet addict is that Euphoric feelings when you get in front of the computer, anxiety, depression and lack of time management in front of computer screens.

8. S*x Addiction

Having an addiction to s*x has nothing to do with your s*x drive (or lack thereof). While it’s normal to have a healthy interest in sexual activity, a person with an addiction to s*x is likely engaging in risky s*xual behavior to feel their compulsion. They may be visiting call girls, having unprotected s*xual affairs at random with strangers in order to free themselves the pseudo s*xual feelings.

9. Shopping Addiction

Though this type of addiction is the least common amongst the 10 most common addiction problems. For some people, compulsive shopping is an all-too-real problem. They use this activity as a way to deal with emotional and other problems in their lives. This type of addiction usually lead to financial problems in personal and family lives, constant borrowings and undue embarrassments.

10. Work Addiction

Amongst the 10 most common addictions problems this may be considered a good thing. w Hard work is generally something that people admire and many parents teach their children that it is the key to getting what they want out of life. When work becomes an obsession, then it becomes a problem. If you get to the point where you can’t stop working and thinking about work when you are supposed to be off the job, it may be a sign that your dedication has turned into an addiction.

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