Very often, when talking about addiction, we tend to think of drug addicts, alcoholics or those who are addicted to sex. These are only some forms of dependency among many others. The list is long. You can just add to the previously mentioned list, a game addiction, Internet addiction, addiction to food, video game addiction and addiction to shopping. The targets of addiction are all the same. This is why it is important to talk to your teenager about addiction and how it can affect their lives.
Regardless of the source, an addiction is condition in which the person is dependent. This person is addicted psychologically and physically. Thus the only way to allow him to leave this vicious cycle is to first prepare his mind and body to be weaned. For example, consider someone who is dependent on cigarettes. When a relative or friend that they liked most of all dies suddenly of lung cancer, the dependent person, who previously did not care a lot about what may happen to his own health, suddenly realizes he does not want to join their loved one. This can be a strong fear that gives him enough strength to resist the temptation.
The threat of death is an example of a reason to hammer into the heads of your son or daughter that will ensure that they will not be tempted. You can use heroin addiction as an example to explain to your child the dangers. The addict will pain associated with being physical deprived, but also with the behavioral symptoms and the constant habit of wanting a drug to make them lose control.