scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,246
People living in modern times have benefited from many discoveries and inventions that have enriched the entire world Scientists have spent years and even their lifetime searching for new scientific knowledge and discovering new ways to improve our lives However a move toward the industrialization and urbanization processes or an improvement of technology not always corresponds to an increase in benefits for society In the past when someone did something to excess it was considered a bad habit Now as we all know if we overdo something it is called addiction Overworking gambling overspending are some of the sins of the 21st Century brought about by recent advances Addiction is a demanding urge to use a substance or to do an activity regardless of its consequences Addictions to drugs and alcohol are by far the most common and most researched compulsions however addictions to particular activities and behaviors can be equally destructive A behavioral addiction is an activity that is out of control the person involved chooses doing it over anything else no matter what effect the choice might have in his or her life For instance a person addicted to gambling might choose to gamble with money needed to buy food for the family One addicted to eating would ignore the dangers of obesity physicians warnings or the concerns of ones family A workaholic would burn the midnight oil at the office to achieve his own success Addictions of behavior are less often seen as problems by our society than addictions to drugs and alcohol in part because they are activities common to everyday life Everyone eats for example work is the most productive factor in our society and gambling is a popular recreation Therefore the problems caused by behavioral addictions are often less visible and have less impact on society than addictions to drugs and alcohol although they can be equally devastating to the addict and his or her familys living
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA