Endless and senseless pressing the button of pleasure, unconscious repetition of stereotyped actions cannot pass without a trace and leave their imprint on a person's personality. Some psychiatrists claim that any addiction is debilitating. Is it really?
The use of psychoactive substances form specific features of behavior and lifestyle. The most obvious changes relate to poor development of self-control, self-discipline, low stress resistance, emotional instability, immaturity, a tendency to respond inadequately to frustrating circumstances, and the inability to find a productive way out of a traumatic situation.
A person who before use was close to an infantile view of the world regresses to the state of a child. This is manifested in the desire to shift the responsibility to someone else, in the primitiveness of motives, in the immaturity of social feelings.
Dependent people are more prone to narcissism, passive behavior, laziness. At the forefront is always a strong desire to have fun. The deeper a person is immersed in addiction, the more difficult it is to endure stress, endure pain, disappointment and unjustified expectations.
Also, an addicted person may experience ethical degradation. There is pathological deceit. Lying becomes a habitual style of communication, it can be difficult not to believe in the next story, even for close people. And then the liar himself ceases to distinguish reality from invented fables.
Here is a blooming bouquet of character changes awaiting anyone who dares to go too far in their attempts to escape from reality.