To touch on #6, you have oversimplified the “dont get addicted to drugs” thing. If it were that simple, than no one would get addicted to drugs. There is a whole lot that goes into it, and it is estimated 60% of drug addictions are the result of the individuals genetics. Pretty hard to avoid your genetics, not saying this as a cop-out, but a large portion of the population does not understand addiction (and make ignorent statements like “dont be a dumbass and get addicted to drugs”). I am an addict in recovery, and I can say with near certainty, that drug addiction was unavoidable for me, and no matter my surroundings it was going to run its course. I am not suggesting anyone who thinks they are an addict should go out and do as many drugs as possible so the addiction can “run its course.” I am saying that it is not a black and white subject, and cannot be simplified into “dont get addicted to drugs.”[/quote]
You’re totally free to disagree with me, but since you haven’t shared your addiction details and exactly how it was that you got addicted, beyond having a pre-disposition to be addicted, your post may lack credibility.
Before you that your story “it’s personal”, it’s something you may want to consider next time you wade into a discussion with vague anecdotes.
I’m pretty sure most addiction is a combination of CHOICE and GENETICS. Obviously being exposed to addictive substances (like High Fructose Corn syrup) as a kid maybe me allowable as “excuses”, you know, general environmental type stuff, but it’s not like we can surmise this being the case in your post. And even once addicted, you can STILL choose to break the addiction. I am speaking from personal experience, I was addicted to food and once was 48% BF. (See that’s my story).
At any rate, congratulations on seeking treatment. I hope things work out for you. You’re oddly proving that doing “OK” in life is pretty much a choice. [/quote]
“I am pretty sure most addiction is a combination of CHOICE and GENETICS.” This is pretty much agreeing with what I am saying. SImply telling people “dont get addicted to drugs” isnt likely to help anyone out. If someone had told you to not get addicted to food, would that have saved you from being addicted to food? Probably not. My point it simply isnt that easy to just not get addicted to things, and many addicts are genetically predispositioned, making it much more complicated than “dont do drugs.” Your statement was about as helpful as “Drugs are bad mmmk.” I congratulate you on overcoming your eating issues, but I am sure you can agree that had someone told you “not to eat so much” in the midst of your food addiction, if wouldnt have made a difference.