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Addiction: Bad habit, disease, excuse or something else? RIP Amy Winehouse.
Is "addiction" (drug, alcohol, gambling,etc) a very very bad habit, an excuse, a disease or something else? #RIP Amy Winehouse#
There is plenty of research to suggest addiction is a disease. The addict cannot process the idea that they are living a selfish and destructive existence. It appears you may have lost a friend or loved one-RIP- I pray for God`s mercy on you and yours. Scott
It seems like a bad habit that gets out of control, but it really is an addiction. You can't stop. You don't realize you are hurting those around you.
For those living the addiction, it may seem like a bad habit, and at some point they may even acknowledge that they use too much. However, a true addiction is certainly a disease, and a much more destructive one than most other diseases known to mankind -- and, sadly, one of the only ones that is 100% preventable.
Thanks for the responses. For those such as myself, who have never experienced addiction... pastries/sweets may be the most relatable thing for me) I guess sometimes we just don't get it. There are people that have been "cured" I guess (if we say it's a disease) but for the ones who haven't been there must be something a bit more to deal with....
Wychic, that "100% preventable" part is as you've stated is the sad thing!
Thanks again for your input.
Ultimately, you can be addicted to anything, just some addictions are viewed as worst than others. For instance drinking alcohol 5 times a day everyday would be viewed as worse than taking pain pills all the time.
I think Amy's death is another sad story of a celebrity using substance to escape the pressure.
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by IzzyM6 years ago
BBC report just in - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14262237
by cooldad6 years ago
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by Mr. Phantasm9 years ago
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by Susan Reid6 years ago
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by Paradise76 years ago
We'll miss that great voice:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yioQED8D … ature=fvsr
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