When the word addiction comes to mind most people think of cigarettes, gambling, or drugs. A serious question to ask is, how long after trying one of these addictive substances does it take to actually become fully addicted. According to this Article from quitsmoking.com it can take as long as one day to become addicted to cigarettes. A big factor that decides how fast someone can get hooked is their type of personality. According to “webmd.com” addictive personalities are usually genetic. This amazes me simply because a lot of colleagues of mine say that some of their parents have addictive personalities.
Being addicted to any type of substance or behavior is not particularly a good thing. This can cause major issues such as hospitalization, rehabilitation, and even death. The scary thing is how fast it can happen and you wont even realize. Addiction is a major crisis in the world today and there are multiple hotlines, rehabs, and other sources that can help you through it. It is just crazy to think you want to try something once due to peer pressure or just personal reasons and the next thing you know you are in rehab or dead.
Source 1: http://www.quitsmokingsupport.com/howlong.htm
Source 2: http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/features/do-you-have-addictive-personality