Originally posted by Angel-likeDevil
Addiction to drugs is substance addiction and getting drawn to things like computer, TV or a person is behavioral addiction. Addiction is where a person feels the conpulsion to do something or see something?
My dad smoked right infront of his parents, just to see what and why people smoke so much. He says smoking was just taking some smoke in and puffing it out, and that there's NOTHING in it but smoke.. :\ Plus, it leaves you're mouth tasteless too. The addiction totally depends on you're mind.. my dad said he smoked sometimes when he was offered a cigarette but he never got addicted. Same with drinking liquor, I never saw him drunk, neither did he ever see himself getting drunk. He stays the same after drinking.
So, addiction is purely based on mental strength, seeing how my dad and you're dad don't budge.
I had an addiction to eating chalk when I was 3 years old.
I can still remember it's taste..
But I stopped eating it once I got a tight slap from my mom. I freaking stopped eating it.
Coming to my addiction to IF, I was initially addicted to IF, I couldn't go to sleep without coming on IF, I remember staying up til 5am and all
and I also could never start my day without logging onto IF. Soon as I returned home from college, I'd land up on here.
Later, I started having enough time, so, I started to get enough of IF. And the addiction slowly reduced as I could spend more time here.. Now, I finish up with all my activities and then come on over here.. so, I guess I'm a addicted to it to a little extent, but.. I can say that I CAN go to sleep without coming here and, I can start my day without logging on.
So, it can be seen that my addiction does not last longer..
well I used to like those sweet cigarettes
they were edible though.
I had an amazing 75 % + average, but then one semster ago I got a miserable 65% thanks to my freakin if addiction!
so I quit IF much to the surprise of some people like shad, wa, etc
One great thing i noticed that behavioural has over substance addiction is that you get "bored".. like 99.5% of my old if buddies have vanished, only baz and ajnu being left, and now baz has a job and ajnu is less frequent here, so if it weren't for guys like debu, you, p1nk etc I would quit IF cold turkey
You don't ever get "bored" of the substances. I feel it's more of a challenge for some reason, although I don't know why.
my uncle died because of substance abuse