Addiction vs. Obsession

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I have chosen these two words because I feel that many people tend to mistake the words for each other, having the same definition or connecting each other by saying they are synonyms. When a person is constantly uses drugs because they just can't get enough of it, would you say the person is addicted or obsessed? When a person is in love with a rock star, cutting all the pictures out of a magazine and taping them all over her wall because she says she loves him and can't get enough of him, would you say the person is addicted or obsessed? As you can clearly see, the words have two distinctive meanings. Addiction is to be dependent on a drug, etc. Obsession is to become preoccupied constantly by a person or thing. The first person is addicted to drugs and the other is obsessed with a rock star. We use the word "addicted" when relating with drugs because although the victim loves to use drugs, they feel as if they have to; they need to. Some victims of drugs or alcohol hate that they need drugs to feel normal, but they cannot quit because they are, obviously, addicted to drugs. To qickly acknowledge both words, one can easily tell that when one is addicted, they need it; when one is obsessed, they just seem to want it, and Continue...


Someone can be obsessed with Elvis perhaps, but the feeling may go away due to his death or because, it just does. This may take months or many years to heal but it is very hard to heal on your own without help. The present is almost the same, the results are completely different. Your brain feels that something is missing and that drug is the key to normality. Many people have a tendency to overlook the difference between the two words. I, on the other hand, have chosen otherwise. As soon as the first time is over, you may want to do it again, and again, and again, until one day when you feel like doing it and it is not present, your body begins to collapse. Obsession is less harmful to yourself and to others. She may say that she is obsessed with him and she loves him, but does she need him to stay "normal" When the rock star dies, are they going to go ballistic and become physically or mentally ill They just want them because they are talented, cute, or maybe because it is the media which pursuades everybody which pursuades you to love him. When someone begins to use drug, they easily in it for the fun and games. Addiction is when you need help from something or someone to grab you by your mind and take you far away from that evil substance so you will never see or touch it again. Your mind and body are split into two. One may not want to do it, but peer pressure can easily get in the way of your own judgement of waht is right and what is not.