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Mrs Paul

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I've got a long family history of alcoholism. I lost my godmother to an infection related to alcolism (what really sucks is that she was that she only had started getting sober).
People want to get high? I'm all for legalizing pot. But instead of criminalizing this shit, perhaps we should address it as the disorder that it truely is, rather than just toss people in jail.

(I don't give a shit if I make a lolcow out of myself. I'm terrified of becoming what my aunt was. :(
 

keksz

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That's rough, OP. As long as you learn from their mistakes and have the conviction not to go down the same path, chances are you'll do much better.

A friend of mine who was pretty hardcore at an young age told me back then: drugs are not the issue, the issue is whatever keeps brining you back into drugs. May sound cheap but it's so true.

Also a lot of illegal drugs out there are infinitely safer than tobacco and alcohol, in the least as far as addiction goes. Mushrooms and ganja, for example.
 

Kartoffel

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I always knew that if I didn't take an decisive anti-stance to certain substances I'd be in serious danger to become addicted.
Yes, doing it this way is far easier than trying it with moderation, but when you have a personality that craves for control it is seriously the safer way to go.

Does your family also have a history of stuff like AD(H)D? Many substances can interfere with your brain chemistry and it's not that uncommon that people use these to medicate themselves unknowingly. Then it would be a lot healthier to get a proper diagnosis and take the right meds.
 
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I've got a long family history of alcoholism. I lost my godmother to an infection related to alcolism (what really sucks is that she was that she only had started getting sober).
People want to get high? I'm all for legalizing pot. But instead of criminalizing this shit, perhaps we should address it as the disorder that it truely is, rather than just toss people in jail.

(I don't give a shit if I make a lolcow out of myself. I'm terrified of becoming what my aunt was. :(
This is a great place to discuss your personal tragedies, please continue.
 

Mrs Paul

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I think it's more like, the last few times I got drunk, I got stinking, fucking, puking all over myself drunk. I don't want that to fucking happen.

Seriously though, let's face it: the way this country deals with drugs and addicts only makes the problem worse. Some kid getting 20 years for selling cocaine? There's something not right about that.
 

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I've got a long family history of alcoholism. I lost my godmother to an infection related to alcolism (what really sucks is that she was that she only had started getting sober).
People want to get high? I'm all for legalizing pot. But instead of criminalizing this shit, perhaps we should address it as the disorder that it truely is, rather than just toss people in jail.

(I don't give a shit if I make a lolcow out of myself. I'm terrified of becoming what my aunt was. :(
We need to start looking at why this happens and start looking at ways to prevent it. Catching an addiction before it becomes lethal is a lousy way to treat it.
 
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We need to start looking at why this happens and start looking at ways to prevent it. Catching an addiction before it becomes lethal is a lousy way to treat it.
The problem is, and this isn't limited to drugs or the USA, that a lot of governments think the best way to treat a problem is to take the easy road. Their thinking is that it's harder to deal with the social causes that drive people to drugs than it is to just chuck people in prison for possession and hope everyone else is scared straight.

I think proper education on drugs would help. I grew up in the UK, and the drug education I received was like something out of Reefer Madness. Heroin addicts were desperate smackheads, acid users were always jumping off buildings, and every urban legend and horror story was true. I assume it's not too different in the US. It just seems kind of immature to me.
 

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We need to start looking at why this happens and start looking at ways to prevent it. Catching an addiction before it becomes lethal is a lousy way to treat it.
Because politicians always need something to distract from their own incompetence and corruption and blaming some group nobody likes anyway never gets you in trouble.
 

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I've got a long family history of alcoholism. I lost my godmother to an infection related to alcolism (what really sucks is that she was that she only had started getting sober).
People want to get high? I'm all for legalizing pot. But instead of criminalizing this shit, perhaps we should address it as the disorder that it truely is, rather than just toss people in jail.

(I don't give a shit if I make a lolcow out of myself. I'm terrified of becoming what my aunt was. :(
Maybe if you have a beer or two you'll calm your mind a bit, lad.
 

Sinners Sandwich

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Powerlevel alert: I recently realized that I'm addicted to sugar. Yes this exists. I became kinda fat I thought it was stress but nope. I stoped eating junk food a few days ago. It sucks but I would always overeat and had bad stomach pain the next day. I just can't eat a piece of cake or pizza like normal people. One bite and I there suddenly is a pressure to eat more and more. So I quit. Don't think I can eat like a normal person ever again. But at least I lose that weight and stay healthy.

That's why I hate HAES, gainers, feedees and so on. These guys don't just "like" food. If you always overat you are addicted. They glorify their fucking addiction.
 

Marvin

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But instead of criminalizing this shit, perhaps we should address it as the disorder that it truely is, rather than just toss people in jail.
(You were talking about marijuana but still...) The disease theory of alcoholism is pretty debatable.

I see it as unnecessarily obscuring the role personal responsibility plays.

Physical addiction certainly does exist. But there's a broad gap between heroin and masturbation.
That's why I hate HAES, gainers, feedees and so on. These guys don't just "like" food. If you always overat you are addicted. They glorify their fucking addiction.
Perhaps for a very loose definition of "addicted".

Well, and there's also the sexual element.
 
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Powerlevel alert: I recently realized that I'm addicted to sugar. Yes this exists
No it doesn't you're just fat and have no personal willpower or character. Now go attentionwhore somewhere else, the good people here are trying to talk about legitimate addictions to actual drugs, not being worthless fatties who can barely put down the cake long enough to sputter "Hurrr it's basically the same as heroin when you think about it".
 

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Amphetamines caused me to have many psychological chimpouts and REAL chimpouts (on uncommon occasions).

I should probably start smoking that jazz cabbage to calm my ass down; it's pretty much legal here now. I am afraid that all the bong water will get to my head though. I'm waiting until injecting THC becomes viable for recreational consumers.
 
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I'm an alcoholic, I think everyone here knows that already
Addiction treatment sucks. 12 step programs are actually one of the least effective treatments for alcoholism but everyone seems to think they are the only way. CBT and drugs are a lot more effective.
Look up "The Sinclair Method," it's been used very effectively in other countries.. I will say it did not completely work for me but it did curb my drinking a lot, so I find it's worth doing.
 
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