If you had the opportunity to not feel addicted to it, to not feel that strongly about whatever it is. Would you take it?
If you had that bit of control though....do you think you'd find it as much a release or enjoyable as it is now? I sometimes wonder if the lack of control is what almost makes an addiction so comforting to us.
Speaking only for myself, when I quit something it's more like I'm replacing it with another compulsion.
Human nature. When a void is created we need it filled.
I think compulsion and addiction are two seperate things.
How so do you think? When I think about it I just see the two words only being separated as more the parts of speech they are. The compulsion is the actual act of doing something that you supposedly can't stop yourself from doing...while addiction is the description of the condition of not being able to control your actions in a particular area. I don't know....I suppose we could get picky with the word choice but I see them as definitely being in the same arena at the very least.
Oh, very much so. I agree.
But addiction is a physical requirement, in my mind.
I was addicted to opiods
I AM addicted to nicotine.
I think compulsion is a strong urge, propelled by a mental desire.
So you think that internet addictions, video game addictions and such are actually more compulsions than addictions?
Yes. And they may be more difficult to control than an addiction.
Addictions themselves when overcome, can be retriggered because of compulsion.
Interesting thought process.....I've never considered it being split up like that. Maybe I would have if I had stronger compulsions to talk about addiction...and compulsion.
Im not a doctor of any sort. I am speaking more from experience than from education
As am I. I suppose at the very worst a couple psychiatrists may look at our conversation some day and have a good laugh. I don't really care, lol.
Nor do i
I would likely join in the fun:)
Sounds good to me....they might have some good meds on them.
Not for me, i havent the compulsion:):)
Come on Carla ;) Everyone is doing it.
That is the only way to fix it...
I'd be a terrible addiction therapist.
There are tons of interests out there that do not become vices. For example, an interest in the arts (for me it would be music) are very healthy and relaxing.
Listening to music can become as much an addiction as using drugs though. I've actually read studies where brain responses from listening to music and withdrawals from music were no different than those in drug and sex addicts. Whether music is worked into part of a routine or the only way a person is able to wind down and relax..the extent isn't fully known yet. I know someone that cannot go to sleep at night unless they have Dimitri Shostakovich playing.
That's interesting. I did not know that.
Yea if you do quick search you can find a ton of stuff on musical addiction. Again there's nothing concrete about it....but I've read quite a few articles that made sense to my non neuroscience self.
And very apt song choice, LOL.
Yes, I thought of it immediately. It's actually an album, a very good and underrated album.
I think that is what my music and shopping addiction are becoming.
Picturing you with headphones laying back in a sea of shopping bags. What did you treat yourself to?
Oh that is easy...chocolate
It definitely depends on what interests.
I think the keg is to have many interests, so as to not get too stuck in one of them.
Good idea. Let's get a keg. Ladies first. stands you up on your hands over the keg
Oh dear I meant 'key'!
😂 had to mess with ya Livi