Alcoholism and Addiction a Disease?

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I have wondered plenty of time rather alcoholism or drug addiction is actually a disease. Like cancer is a disease.  It sure does kill folks and destroy families and all that wacky stuff.

But is it a disease?

It’s a disease packaged in pretty bottles.
It’s a disease of choice, right? But wait!!
If you take a drink… Do you want another? And another?

Why would you want to keep doing something that could cause many problems for you and even kill you?

There’s no doubt about it. There is something up.

If you or somebody you love has ever dealt with (chances are you know somebody) addiction then you gotta think…. What the hell? That guy is sick!

Is he sick? Or perhaps –

He Can’t handle his liquor

What a way to be thought of — The dude that ‘can’t handle his liquor’

Now…What to do about it? Moderation???

It’s great to have so many resources these days…
The internet is a wonderful thing. What did we ever do without it?

You know we started crushing grapes a long time ago… This issue has been around a while huh?

Is Alcoholics Anonymous A Cult?

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I was doing some research on cults and found several opinions that Alcoholics’ Anonymous is one of the gang. I had no idea that people hated AA as much as they do.

I found one web page that was particularly critical. I was going to link to it but why the heck would I want to give that cat even more link juice? He already has the top listing in Google. Continue reading “Is Alcoholics Anonymous A Cult?”

Astrology Predicts Addiction – Harvest Moon

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Can Astrology predict if your gonna be addicted to drugs and  and alcohol? Maybe… I had a rather interesting experience on my birthday.

Check It:

I was hanging out on the phone last night with a dear friend under the Harvest Moon. We were talking about life, addiction, astrology, relationships, spirituality, ya know, all that fun stuff

I didn’t know it was the harvest moon

So I decided to take a look at it and see what it was all about.  While surfing around I came across this daily astrology blog.  (I subscribed) I found her post for my birthday  quite interesting.

Allow Me to Quote:

Meanwhile, the “Tender, Compassionate” Pisces Moon is tending to the last of her “prayer requests.” We may want to do likewise (Pisces rules our “link to the Divine”). Later, the Pisces Moon will be restocking the “oceanic bar” with a fresh, 30-day supply of liquor, which she fears may not be enough to last out the whole month now with “Always Thirsty” Jupiter back into Pisces “inebriated waters, “alongside that very “Erratic Drinker” Uranus. Jupiter conjoined Uranus in “drinking hole” Pisces can give a rich “fondness for alcohol” since Pisces rules liquor. Jupiter is also not known “for moderation,” especially when conjoined with Impulsive Uranus who also has difficulty “tempering his impulses.” If we normally have “problems holding our liquor” we may be well-advised to “leave it alone,” for awhile, particularly while this “potent aspect” is in operation.
Cosmic Life Coach

Pretty  “Cosmic” Indeed

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OK… You cat’s that know me  understands that I don’t hold my liquor very well.  Uh…Let me rephrase that:

I can’t hold my liquor at all.

So you can see that I was quite amazed by that post.  Now let’s see here.. Maybe I should check out today’s post…  Uh… ……  …….

Well…Uh…. I’ll do it later… You dig?

Until then I think I’ll take her tip:
“Leave it Alone”
today. 🙂

What is Addiction?

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I like talking about addiction.. first of all, let’s clear up the difference between, addiction, and chemical dependency.

Remember, you can be addicted to good things as well as bad things. The real trick is realizing if your addiction is self-destructive, self-defeating, or not! for instance addicted to fishing, raising horses, hobbies, music, may or may not be a bad thing.. however, obesity, obsessive behavior, about anything can be self-destructive.

Obesity, is like a dog chasing his tail, you have low self-esteem, and it causes you to over eat, which causes you lower self-esteem, and the solution is eat.. no end without an intervention. Chemical dependency.. is very similar, but different. You lack something,(dopamine) that lets you feel good about yourself!!

Alcohol, and other similar drugs produce a “artificial” dopamine that gives you the sensation of dopamine.. a fantasy feel good… alcohol, is the most common because it is more readilly avaliable and acceptable.

Cocaine, meth, and certain prescription drugs produce the same effect but have much more damaging effects sometimes permanent!.. and have a much more demanding requirement for more, more, more..

It is amazing to me.. why anyone would ever do cocaine, or heroine, the first time!! Knowing it is the most addictive drugs on the planet@!! but, there are plenty of addicts with that going on.. I have to conclude that their self-esteem was extremely low in order to try it the first time??

Well, any way you look at it, chemical dependency is always self-defeating, self-destructive thinking and behaviour.. I would certainly be better off without the dependence on a drug.. (pain pill, anxiety pill, alcohol, whatever) I will stop for now.. to be continued

-Guest Post From Tommy -A new staff member here at the Hip Opinion.

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Love – Valentines and Addiction

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It’s almost Valentines day… My love seems to have gone down the drain.. I dunno… I need to learn how to live by myself and love myself… Even if it’s just a little..

So What’s Love Got to do with it anyways? Is it just a second hand emotion?

That thrill of “falling” seems to be what I am addicted to… Love addiction… It’s hard to handle ya know?

What to do on Valentines day?
Perhaps sit at home and read…That’s a good idea huh?

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