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#20 - It's not. It's the consequence of your own actions. N…  [+] (13 new replies) 04/24/2016 on Depression 0
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#21 - teleamachus (04/24/2016) [-]
you know addiction is nationally recognized as a disease? through treatment all of my claims have been proven time and time again in an obviously observable way. the reason it's considered a disease is because no amount of self control can prevent an addict from partaking in addictive behavior. i'm not an addict because i don't feel the constant need to do drugs, i'm not an alcoholic because i don't have a constant need for alcohol flowing through my veins, but i am still addicted to many things i do on a day to day basis. partially, these habits started from having ocd, but over time they became a mental craving to have them done. if you can recognize ocd as a mental disorder because it causes people to do things in a certain way that normally doesn't affect others the same way, you should be able to have a similar understanding for addiction, because that's exactly what it is.

to an extent, we are limited by our choices alone, i agree. when you say addiction is a choice, you aren't familiar with the extent of its meaning. addiction doesn't mean "I like alcohol, so I'll drink a lot of it every day." addiction means "I have too much. I want to stop, I need to stop, I'll stop soon," but you never do, because your body is not comfortable being without it. there is a physical limitation to the desire to cessate - a chemical imbalance, of which some are more prone to than others.

this concept isn't a matter of fact, it's another perspective, and it has successfully shown within the medical community that addiction is more than just a choice. it's a compounding of EVERY choice made in your life, whether or not it was made by you, and furthermore recognized as a disease due to an individual's incapability of managing their circumstances.

another way i've heard it said, is that an alcoholic is allergic to alcohol. alcohol causes a reaction within the alcoholic's body to change them in ways i don't completely understand, but ultimately makes them whole. this is more of a firsthand perspective that i'm unfamiliar with.
#22 - auryn (04/24/2016) [-]
You don't become an alcoholic by accident, neither is it the result of one bad life choice. It's something you choose for everytime you pick up another drink, drink after drink, day after day, month after month.

People don't intentionally choose in the sense that they really wish for, but it is the direct result of their actions and something that they are completely responsible for.
People who say they want to quit but can't quit, don't sincerely want to. They're just experiencing that their lifestyle is starting to cause more problems than it brings alleviation. They don't really want to quit drinking, they just don't want the negative effects.
Mentally they're still addicted to their escapist behaviour in which they rather be comfortably numb instead of facing their problems and the reality that has become their life.
People rather take the easy way out instead of meeting their conflicts fair and square and overcoming them through honest effort.
That has nothing to do with diseases, it's just a general tendency of the human ego. It's easier, it requires less effort and discomfort in the short run.

Anyone who wants to quit needs to have a drastic change of heart, not some faint shallow recognition of their addiction. He needs to have the courage to do what's good but hard, for once, isntead of this habbit he has got himself into of going for the selfish and easy way.
Anyone who sincerely wants anything in life is willing to sacrifice a lot for it, if not everything.
An addict who sincerely wants to change will be ready to go through hell for it, he will undergo the agony of withdrawal.

Overcoming addiction is all about self-control.
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#23 - teleamachus (04/24/2016) [-]
then explain to me why addiction is recognized as a disease.
#24 - auryn (04/24/2016) [-]
Because so many things get classified as a disease, whether physically or mentally, whether completely beyond someone's control or not.
Alcoholism havin the name of disease says nothing about the nature of the problem.
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#25 - teleamachus (04/24/2016) [-]
nature of the problem, no, but to deny a nationally recognized disease or disorder based on personal experience is bigotry. saying classifications are bunk is refuting medical developments that have been being made for centuries. while alcoholism isn't as black and white as schizophrenia, it's a very notable problem, otherwise why would so many people find a better life through treatment? how is it that you can deny alcoholism as a life-altering problem when so many people benefit so greatly from their problems being treated with the utmost importance, as a disease? like i said earlier, the smaller things that people can control usually aren't always the problem. in alcoholism more than just alcohol is the problem, and that's where the term disease allows us to have a better understanding of what is really wrong.
#26 - auryn (04/25/2016) [-]
You're twisting my words, I don't deny alcoholism as a life-altering problem. Never have I said anything like that. Neither have I said anything opposing treatment.

And you can call it a disease or whatever you like, this is just sementics, this isn't really the point, but you can't deny that someone becoming and staying an alcoholist is simply the consequence of their own actions and therefore their own responsibility.
It is not something completely beyond their control.

Are you an alcoholic or is someone close to you an alcoholic? Because you seem very uncomfortable with the idea that one is responsible for themselves, almost as if you're trying to defend yourself or someone else.

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#27 - teleamachus (04/25/2016) [-]
i work at a rehab facility, the easiest way to help somebody overcome addiction is to come to their side with this perspective. i thought the same way you do about it until i saw firsthand how much more receptive people are to hearing about how they can treat their problems, rather than just need to straighten out. spend some time looking into it and you'll see my point, but there is no convincing anyone otherwise if they aren't interested.
#28 - auryn (04/26/2016) [-]
"Just" straighten out?

This is one of the most difficult things to do, I think you are the one undermining the problem here.
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#29 - teleamachus (04/27/2016) [-]
please reread
#31 - auryn (04/27/2016) [-]
You're the one misunderstanding here.
#30 - auryn (04/27/2016) [-]
Please reread my comments.

And you'll see that I haven't said anything opposing treatment, or the acknowledgement of the severity.
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#32 - teleamachus (04/27/2016) [-]
"i thought the same way you do about it until i saw firsthand how much more receptive people are to hearing about how they can treat their problems, rather than just need to straighten out"

this has whittled down to a headbutt, i see no point in continuing.
#33 - auryn (04/27/2016) [-]
It doesn't take anything away from their responsibility.

Which was my one and only point.
#8 - Curently at the swamp. **** the swamp.  [+] (7 new replies) 04/24/2016 on The time is now! +2
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#18 - welcomemat (04/24/2016) [-]
Are you on ps4? If you are I can help you, hell I've got at least 30 people who can
#22 - auryn (04/24/2016) [-]
No, PC.

I just don't know where to go. I've been in the swamp for 2 hours, but refuse to get outside help. I want to do it on my own.
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#23 - welcomemat (04/25/2016) [-]
Haha then good luck
#24 - auryn (04/26/2016) [-]
Currently at the Abyss Watchers.

Fuck the Abyss Watchers.
#16 - anon (04/24/2016) [-]
Use the daggers with the quickstep weapon art. Works even at 0FP.
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#13 - titusbraovdo (04/24/2016) [-]
You best be careful of the ogre with the giant club and his two friends in the swamp. Also you havent had fun till you got to the poison part.
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#10 - axeul (04/24/2016) [-]
Giant mudcrabs are too strong
#14 - Ken M, is this you? 04/24/2016 on Best Tom and Jerry Moment +2
#19 - You missed the joke..  [+] (1 new reply) 04/24/2016 on Sick Burn. +1
#20 - radicalkid (04/24/2016) [-]
I don't understand what's th- now I get it.
#15 - For immersion 04/24/2016 on Trickshotters, welcome to... 0
#41 - Found the console pleb..  [+] (6 new replies) 04/24/2016 on The ugly truth 0
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#56 - frizzyo (04/24/2016) [-]
So close. Haven't owned a console in like 5 years
#59 - auryn (04/24/2016) [-]
You might not be a console player on the outside, but you're still a console player on the inside.
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#60 - frizzyo (04/25/2016) [-]
You are getting that from one comment. You're acting entitled to the point of superiority... from a comment... from a stranger... about the definition of what it means to be difficult.

I do have news for you. PC gaming isn't a cult. Neither is superior. It's a form of entertainment. If you find it anything else, you lead a sad, pathetic life where you struggle to fit in. Get over it, and game.
#62 - auryn (04/25/2016) [-]
You take this way too serious..

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#63 - frizzyo (05/01/2016) [-]
If that's the case, you're just following another trend.
#64 - auryn (05/01/2016) [-]
It's just a bit of banter, mate.
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#22 - When drunk I might mistake this for a carnaval ride and stay o… 04/24/2016 on The Japanese don't mess... 0
#25 - I've seen or read about a tiger raising pigs, a crow raisi… 04/24/2016 on Adorable +5