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I thought this was a really good video that explains addiction well.
I'm sorry, Mom....just couldn't hang in there for an hour with his deadpan, monotone, delivery.I thought this was a really good video that explains addiction well.
I saw this and immediately remembered this guy from the documentary on Netflix called Culture High. Its a great documentary and Dr. Maté really has a good understanding of what addiction is. Here is a link to the clip from Culture High for those who cannot hang with this guy for an hour like me and my buddy @Baron23I thought this was a really good video that explains addiction well.
I think his point was more than some people are more prone to addiction because of their personalities. That some can drink, or use cannabis, and not form any dependency on it. They fall more into the recreational category.But I did get to the part where he was making a point about alcohol being addictive, but only to a subsetof people, and that this parallels MJ.
I'm not sure how enthused I am by that point of view.
I think his point was more than some people are more prone to addiction because of their personalities.
Yes! We should only be using formal medical definitions (DSM/ICD) to discuss addiction/dependency. The lay usage of the term has lost all meaning long ago, being used to describe everything from people's fondness for chocolate all the way to a hardcore heroin habit.Yeah, psychological addiction...yeah, i get it...biggest marketing scam of the detox/rehab industry ever...well, that and these days we all have to be a victim of some sort of pathology. After all, it couldn't be because we like to get high and aren't perhaps the most self-denying people in the world?? LOL
Again, in the lay usage, yes. The medical literature is actually very clear and when you follow for example the DSM guidelines to diagnose anything cannabis related, you'll note that it is very, very difficult to establish a diagnosis of a dependency/addiction.I know others will disagree.....but I often think we have stretched the definition of addiction beyond reason.