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Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences.
 
A human being is a person; a large sapient, bipedal primate, with notably less hair than others of that order, of the species Homo sapiens.  

Human beings present with many specificities, among them: The human body has one of its parts “the brain” which is a path towards the functional architecture of the mind.  

The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrates and most invertebrates. It is located in the head, usually close to the sensory organs for senses such as vision. It is the most complex organ in a vertebrate's body. 
 
In a human, the cerebral cortex contains approximately 14–16 billion neurons and the estimated number of neurons in the cerebellum is 55–70 billion.  

The human spirit is a component of human philosophy, psychology, art and knowledge - the spiritual or mental part of humanity. It's also called the inner man. The outside (body) reflects the inside (spirit).  

The human body being itself a system genetically coded and programmed in advance, is a universe of all mysteries of life. Its functioning and its defense constitute a vast domain of knowledge and exploration in order to know the mystery of life.
 
It's not a secret that man is made of matter. And as such, he has to do some necessary things for his survival and for his reproduction.

And to reach the state where we are today, we have crossed times and seasons. In order to understand the present and consider the future, we must have a better knowledge of the past. And in the pas is the origin of the man.  

The Bible says: God created man in his image and likeness. (Genesis 1:26)  

God is a good architect, a good builder and creator.  In creating man, he put into him a desire, an emptiness, a thirst, for something that only Himself, the creator, might fill.  

Since it came from God, even though we evolved through the time, this desire, this void, this thirst... is and will always be in us up to our death.  

It's like the things that humans invent. Often, only the manufacturers know the most about the things they make. For they know with detail and accuracy every piece, every compartment, every material that make up their invention or product.  

Genesis 2:3 -  Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.  

And It's at this time that the deceiver came (Genesis 3). Not knowing what the maker did to create his masterpiece and what he put into him, he perverted him or deceived him.  This is like someone who pirates a manufactured product.  

When the pirate acts, often, he only takes the logo and tries his best to copy the original in-depth. But he meets difficulties, because he hasn't the secret of the manufacturer. That's a privileged domain of the manufacturer.  

Thus, God, our master, put a thirst in man which only He Himself can fill. And when man doesn't know God or hasn't yet given his life to Jesus Christ, he tries to fill in this emptiness with sex, money, or anything else that comes into his mind.  

Those who are keen on spirituality, try their best to go in-depth and find bad knowledge by being in a relationship with the fallen angel to try to fill in this emptiness.  

And this fallen angel, since he was in heaven, has a certain knowledge of God's things and their functioning, based on his perception. For God is boundless, but he is not.  

So, he decided to copy what he saw in heaven in order to relieve the thirst and the need for God in man's heart. He brings his crafty skills to create a diabolic copy of what he saw in heaven.  

But there will always be a difference between the manufacturer and the pirate, between the good and the bad.  The original (Jesus Christ) remains the original. And only he can satisfy in man what some people call: An eternal dissatisfaction. For He is the person who fully satisfies.  

And for other people, this thirst, this void, this desir that God put into man is transformed in addiction.  

What causes addiction?

Substance-related and addictive disorders are complex and often and can result in significant consequences for the person. The biological processes that cause addiction involve the reward pathways in the brain.  

These circuits provide rushes of positive feeling and feel-good chemicals to “reward” substance use. The areas of the brain responsible for stress and self-control also undergo long-term changes during an addictive disorder. This contributes to on-going difficulties in abstaining from the addictive substance.  

Addiction is often the result of a complex interplay of many factors, including a person’s genetics and environmental influences. Two people may be addicted to the same drug, yet have vastly different reasons for using.  

Addicts tend to believe that they are not the masters of their own fate, that control lies outside of them,” [Who?] says.  

One of the types of addictions is behavioral addiction.

Here is a list of behaviors that have been shown to be addictive:  

Food (eating)

Sex

Pornography (accessing, viewing)

Using computers/the internet

Playing video games

Working

Exercising

Spiritual obsession (as opposed to religious devotion)

Pain (seeking)

Cutting

Shopping  

Unlike those who chose to be satisfied by sex, money and other material things, the spiritual man has an advantage that the others haven't. This is because this world is built on spiritual laws (before they are reflected in physical laws). Although we are physical, our tripartite being is built on spiritual laws. For the creator is a spiritual Being. And only those who have a renewed spirit in their life will know more about themselves, will know the extent of the capacity that God has put into man. 



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