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I had the meeting st interesting discussion on the topic The opposite of addiction is connection. Thoughts? How do you improve your connections?

Sherri-VT 4 June 6
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I don't think this is entirely true, as we know that addictions such as alcoholism runs in families. And (I believe) they are working on determine why some folks are more prone to addiction than others. Personally, I think addiction is about the need to escape your own head, for whatever the reasons. You have be in the middle of a wonderful community and still feel isolated and alone.

mertheist Level 4 June 7, 2018

You're right, of course. I hope they make some progress in hereditary addiction. In the case of addiction not obviously handed own, I wonder is it an emptiness inside. In the case of hereditary addiction, I wonder what actually has been handed down. Could that be an emptiness too, or some kind of fear of the world that that makes the sufferer try to hide in partial or total unconsciousness. I hope some day they find it's a gene that can be removed or tweaked to solve the problem.


I think of addiction as having a big empty space inside that needs to be filled. I'm not sure connection is the answer because so many people can make the situation worse. It's something to do with feeling fulfilled. I'm not sure how people can achieve that 'in this graceless age' as Glen Frey sang.

brentan Level 8 June 6, 2018

I'm going to agree with ya there.


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Rudy1962 Level 9 June 6, 2018

Might solve a mouse problem. My dogs sure don’t help. My little chihuahua mix stalky opened the screen door for one. Lol

@Sherri-VT lol


Some interesting research on how a substantially large number of addicts are addicts because of their environment. [] This article could be used to explain 'connection' as a solution to addiction.

kmdskit3 Level 8 June 6, 2018

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