agree

Charleston, WV

#43 Feb 25, 2013
Drugs.
BGG1482

Charleston, WV

#44 Feb 27, 2013
MissInformed wrote:
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No, I don't think of you as an "outsider". However, I do know you are extremely uneducated and ignorant. I won't waste my time by responding to you again, but I'm sure you can't do the same due to your trouble causing and loving attitude. Go ahead...LOL
Looks like you've discovered the secret that people have been trying to uncover for centuries....you figured out how to silence an idiot!!! LOL...Nice Job!
Seriously

Charleston, WV

#45 Feb 28, 2013
BGG1482 wrote:
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Looks like you've discovered the secret that people have been trying to uncover for centuries....you figured out how to silence an idiot!!! LOL...Nice Job!
B.S. in Psychology/Minor in Criminal Justice and Sociology(2005)
Masters of Criminal Justice (2007) Thesis-Potential of Legalization of Marijuana in the US and its Effect on Crime Rates
Certified Addictions Counselor (2009)
Certified Behavioral Risk Analysis Instructor (WV-2012)

10 Years experience in programs and treatment for addictions and criminal behaviors.

I wouldn't exactly call that uneducated, and certainly not ignorant of the issues faced by drug addicted individuals.
MsKamish

Charleston, WV

#46 Feb 28, 2013
The fact is that the medical community learns more about users, addiction, and physical dependence everyday. I truly believe every case is different, & complicated by its' own circumstances.
Good Luck with yours, and for higher rates of success, make sure you do it for YOU, and no one else.....
lmao

East Bank, WV

#47 Feb 28, 2013
Seriously wrote:
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B.S. in Psychology/Minor in Criminal Justice and Sociology(2005)
Masters of Criminal Justice (2007) Thesis-Potential of Legalization of Marijuana in the US and its Effect on Crime Rates
Certified Addictions Counselor (2009)
Certified Behavioral Risk Analysis Instructor (WV-2012)
10 Years experience in programs and treatment for addictions and criminal behaviors.
I wouldn't exactly call that uneducated, and certainly not ignorant of the issues faced by drug addicted individuals.
Well there it is!!! the reason behind why you are being such a dick to everyone, you think you are better than anyone else. Good for you that you have such a high opinion of yourself. Its funny, with all the degrees you have, you should be able to fake some compassion for someone who is obviously in need of some direction in life. Something you would think a person so intelligent would be able to recognize. Kudos to you.....
Seriously

United States

#48 Mar 1, 2013
lmao wrote:
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Well there it is!!! the reason behind why you are being such a dick to everyone, you think you are better than anyone else. Good for you that you have such a high opinion of yourself. Its funny, with all the degrees you have, you should be able to fake some compassion for someone who is obviously in need of some direction in life. Something you would think a person so intelligent would be able to recognize. Kudos to you.....
I don't think I am better than anyone. Not to mention, I make enormous personal sacrifices to help people in these situations daily. You are the ones who said my information was wrong and YOU called my intelligence and knowledge into play, not me. You are exhibiting addict thinking in your responses but you may not realize it. All I ask is you stop justifying your use and ostrisizing those who have helpful information. Just because I don't sugar coat the trusty doesn't make it any less true. Good luck to you and yours.
Remember to start the journey, you have to step out the front door
lmao

Charleston, WV

#49 Mar 1, 2013
Well you are wrong in some of your thinking. First of all, I have NEVER used drugs. I have always considered myself to be above that, mentally, physically and emotionally.
Seriously

United States

#50 Mar 2, 2013
lmao wrote:
Well you are wrong in some of your thinking. First of all, I have NEVER used drugs. I have always considered myself to be above that, mentally, physically and emotionally.
Yeah that's probably total b.s., but if its not, it doesn't make you better than anyone. This is no longer a conversation. It makes absolutely no sense.
stupidednous

Voorhees, NJ

#51 Mar 2, 2013
it's obviously because their lives suck ass. and they are depressed and bored

see my life doesn't suck ass ...

o yea.. i forgot alcohol was a drug..

ok yea i'm a drug addict for alcohol..

since alcohol is a drug..
BRITT

Alexandria, VA

#52 Mar 10, 2013
Cocaine blues wrote:
Depression. I swear to you 9 out of 10 addicts become addicts due to depression. I spend at least 1,500.00 a month on cocaine and i do it because of depression. I would love to stop, but don't know how. I have lost so much you would not believe. The one thing i lost more than anything material is my pride.
I promise you the answer is depression
Totally agree with you.
Easy A

Charleston, WV

#53 Mar 12, 2013
You become addicted to drugs when you make a habit out of taking them. Most drugs are inherently addictive. Therefore, it is hard to stop. Easy question.

(Everyone wants to blame someone else like their parents, boyfriend, husband, etc., some life altering event, or some level of 'depression'. Go see a doctor if you are depressed or experienced a traumatic event and they will give you the appropriate treatment options. If you say you can't afford to be seen, use some of your 'drug' money on a real doctor.)
WellYeah

Charleston, WV

#54 Mar 13, 2013
Easy A wrote:
You become addicted to drugs when you make a habit out of taking them. Most drugs are inherently addictive. Therefore, it is hard to stop. Easy question.
(Everyone wants to blame someone else like their parents, boyfriend, husband, etc., some life altering event, or some level of 'depression'. Go see a doctor if you are depressed or experienced a traumatic event and they will give you the appropriate treatment options. If you say you can't afford to be seen, use some of your 'drug' money on a real doctor.)
Well yeah, that's how a person becomes physically addicted. I think the original poster was asking for opinions about why a person would use repeatedly even though they know about addiction. It's not as cut and dry as you think. The physical part is the easiest part to understand, it's the emotional causes that vary from person to person and that are the underlying issue.
Easy A

Charleston, WV

#55 Mar 18, 2013
WellYeah wrote:
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Well yeah, that's how a person becomes physically addicted. I think the original poster was asking for opinions about why a person would use repeatedly even though they know about addiction. It's not as cut and dry as you think. The physical part is the easiest part to understand, it's the emotional causes that vary from person to person and that are the underlying issue.
The "emotional causes" are just a scapegoat people use to have sound reasoning for continuing to use and pretend the future isn't ongoing and happening to them currently. People need to quit living in the past. Be addicted to eating healthy, working out, or helping your community prosper; it will make you feel much better than any pill, bottle, or other various drug. This is coming from someone who had very serious problem and a multitude of "traumatic emotional events" occur in my life. Get over your past and your self; get some will power and try being accountable for yourself for once. That's my final answer.
Simple

Charleston, WV

#56 Mar 18, 2013
They become drug addicts because they hang around other drug addicts. It's as simple as that.

There is help out there for anyone who needs or wants it and yes it is free.
Easy A

Charleston, WV

#57 Mar 18, 2013
Simple wrote:
They become drug addicts because they hang around other drug addicts. It's as simple as that.
There is help out there for anyone who needs or wants it and yes it is free.
Not free. At least not in WV, yet.
Simple

Charleston, WV

#58 Mar 18, 2013
What about Prestera? I hear they offer free treatment.
Easy A

Charleston, WV

#59 Mar 18, 2013
Insurance paid part but still got a $350 bill just for a few group visits, which were complete BS. Come listen to a guy talk about nothingness while sitting among people drunk and on drugs during group who had to be there by court order. Waste of time. Did put it into perspective where/how I could have ended up though. Didn't want to be like them AT ALL.
Seriously

Charleston, WV

#60 Mar 18, 2013
Simple wrote:
What about Prestera? I hear they offer free treatment.
You're fighting a losing battle here my friend. The types of folks like the majority posting on here are addicted to being addicts. They will justify and minimize their personal choices and maximize real and imagined obsticles to sobriety. For instance, most outpatient treatment programs are not free, however, there are ways to circumvent this (i.e. seeking free mental health evaluations, detox centers and the like). Yet, instead of being proactive and seeking out these options, they continue to complain about lack of access to help/facitilies. Not to mention the fact they could use the funds they choose to buy drugs with and direct those monies towards counseling and treatment programs.

Then they spend the majority of their time (or at least a significant part of their time) being around other addicts and/or criminals who also villify the system, cops, etc...and further enable these self-destructive behaviors. If you don't coddle them and agree with their optinions or help them justify not being accountable for their own actions, then you are against them.

Now here comes the barrage of whiny insults and degradation of my education and knowledge on the subject. Wait for it...
Easy A

Charleston, WV

#61 Mar 18, 2013
Seriously wrote:
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You're fighting a losing battle here my friend. The types of folks like the majority posting on here are addicted to being addicts. They will justify and minimize their personal choices and maximize real and imagined obsticles to sobriety. For instance, most outpatient treatment programs are not free, however, there are ways to circumvent this (i.e. seeking free mental health evaluations, detox centers and the like). Yet, instead of being proactive and seeking out these options, they continue to complain about lack of access to help/facitilies. Not to mention the fact they could use the funds they choose to buy drugs with and direct those monies towards counseling and treatment programs.
Then they spend the majority of their time (or at least a significant part of their time) being around other addicts and/or criminals who also villify the system, cops, etc...and further enable these self-destructive behaviors. If you don't coddle them and agree with their optinions or help them justify not being accountable for their own actions, then you are against them.
Now here comes the barrage of whiny insults and degradation of my education and knowledge on the subject. Wait for it...
I completely agree with your educated, logical, well constructed response.
Seriously

Charleston, WV

#62 Mar 18, 2013
Easy A wrote:
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I completely agree with your educated, logical, well constructed response.
Thank you. As were yours (and the other poster just above). It's always refreshing to hear insights which actually have some substance to them. I've basically just become the whipping boy on this forum, but that's fine, I expected as much. If only one person can benefit from hearing the actual realities of addiction and what it takes to overcome it, then our time has been well spent.

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