I Dont Believe That Addiction Is a Disease

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    I think addiction is difficult to control,

    but I don't think it's a disease. Disease is a plague, not a personal struggle. That being said, I am an addict. I have will power and I am determined not to give in ever again. You don't have to call it a disease for it to be taken seriously.
    GypsySun GypsySun
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2014

    I Belong to a 12 Step Program

    I get so tired of people telling me there is a gene for this or for that.  I truly believe addictions is not a disease it is a mindset.  There are people who drink, don't get drunk and enjoy life. If addictions were a disease we could find solutions to deter or...
    Micayla Micayla
    61-65, F
    7 Responses Dec 19, 2008

    I'm a addict that goes from one habit to

    another. I find it funny when the people who never suffered addiction put their two cents in. I hate to say this but this is actually the life I was raised to live. I have watched my parents and countless loved ones go through this disease. I call it a disease because it's very...
    openbk84 openbk84
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

    I'm A Drunk. I Know Better.

    Think you can't be addicted? Wait until the night you've had 21 years, and suddenly, like a shot in the middle of the night, you can feel, see, smell and TASTE a shot of Brandy followed by a yard of beer. And you're not even asleep. You're wide awake watching the tube. Out of...
    bitlord bitlord
    51-55
    1 Response Jul 31, 2010

    Depends

    Depends on what a person is addicted too.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Mar 12, 2009

    My Personal Experiences...

    i dont think addiction is a disease. there was a period in my life that i became addicted to 3 of my prescription drugs... i was on adderall, soma, and percocet. i started taking percocet and soma because i have fibromialgia. at first i didnt even realize what was happening(i...
    lifeispoetry lifeispoetry
    18-21, F
    13 Responses Jul 19, 2008

    Not Likely

    I believe that addiction is a choice.  You choose to become addicted and you choose to stay there.  A disease to me is something that is out of your control to stop.  You can't just wake up one day and say, "I will no longer have diabetes, starting today"...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    23 Responses Jan 1, 2009
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