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Mad, bad, sick or stupid?
    #2162534 - 12/05/03 08:00 PM (13 years, 2 days ago)

My alcohol and other drugs lecturer used to say this all the time re different theoretical explanations for why people become addicted. ie is the cause psychological, is it because of a lack of respect for the law/ rebellion, a physical disease, or are people just in need of more education about drug abuse, services, alternatives etc.
Those four explanations - mad, bad, sick or stupid, really do sum up the different lines of argument in papers on addiciton - pretty derogatory really - the real reasons are probably pretty complex and individual, and there would be more to it in most cases. But anyways what do you people reckon?


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Re: Mad, bad, sick or stupid? [Re: enotake2]
    #2162644 - 12/05/03 08:53 PM (13 years, 2 days ago)

I don't think I've Reckoned since mid-90s.


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Re: Mad, bad, sick or stupid? [Re: enotake2]
    #2162808 - 12/05/03 10:25 PM (13 years, 2 days ago)

Most of the time, addiction is psychological. People think they are dependant to X kind of drug, so they keep on taking it. The other peoples are physically addicted, that occurs if you take X drug too much. My dad smoked cigarettes during 25 years and eventually developped a physical addiction. He tried everything humanly possible to stop smoking, going from gum to sunflower seeds, yoga to water, everything! Hell, even the patches didn't work.

So that's all I can say about that. I know I can be wrong, I'm not a scientist  :tongue: I smoke lots of cigarettes these days, but I know I haven't been smoking for too long, so I can quit every time I want. The mind is infinitly stronger than the body, that's what I think. I have much more confidence in my spirit than in my body. 


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Edited by Snape (12/05/03 10:27 PM)


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