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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 10:13 PM
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12. No they don't.
And frankly, I don't know to what extent differences in body chemistry --if it is too different from the norm it will kill the person--can be blamed. I doubt too many people become addicts from "experimenting" with booze or some of the less addicting drugs. And I'm not "upset." I am simply discussing my understanding of the facts.
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  -There should be no shame in addiction Taverner  Feb-22-09 07:01 PM   #0 
  - For the most part, it is a biological process caused by voluntary behavior.  Deep13   Feb-22-09 07:12 PM   #1 
  - But it happens. And to some very smart people too.  Taverner   Feb-22-09 07:21 PM   #2 
  - But its very hard  TZ   Feb-22-09 07:24 PM   #3 
  - Not all of it is though  Taverner   Feb-22-09 07:26 PM   #4 
     - And a large part of the reason that addiction leads to crime is because  Lyric   Feb-22-09 08:06 PM   #9 
  - Yes it is.  Deep13   Feb-22-09 10:14 PM   #13 
  - Self inflicted? Not everyone becomes an addict even after  Jeep789   Feb-22-09 08:16 PM   #11 
     - No they don't.  Deep13   Feb-22-09 10:13 PM   #12 
  - no shame  lost-in-nj   Feb-22-09 07:35 PM   #5 
  - shame only excalates the behavior. i agree. n/t  seabeyond   Feb-22-09 07:47 PM   #6 
  - i got no shame in my game  datasuspect   Feb-22-09 07:56 PM   #7 
  - I agree  harmonicon   Feb-22-09 08:05 PM   #8 
  - Re:Addiction  Drunken Girlfriend   Feb-22-09 08:09 PM   #10 
  - Addiction is an ego-based disease, along with the physical/mental mutation.  Fire Walk With Me   Feb-22-09 10:31 PM   #14 
  - Shame is useless, but an addict is responsible for failing to get treatment.  jobycom   Feb-22-09 10:39 PM   #15 
  - ok.. what is shame?  Inchworm   Feb-22-09 10:41 PM   #16 
  - People just do not understand it;  elleng   Feb-22-09 10:46 PM   #17 
  - I'm an alcoholic.  FloridaJudy   Feb-22-09 10:49 PM   #18 
  - I think it's a combination of fear and helplessness  petronius   Feb-22-09 10:51 PM   #19 

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