7 thoughts on “Fact check: TED talk on addiction

      1. It just seemed like a dangling sentence. There truly is a physical dependence. But, yes, there are emotional issues and family craziness and personality issues and all the other crap that comes with addiction. I just was curious about your opinion.

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      2. I think the sentence was not the best (I am ESL hehe). I meant that physical substance abuse does not always lead to addiction. According to the DSM there is a difference between abuse and addiction. To be honest, I do not think anybody will ever figure out the true nature of addiction

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      3. I would have died if it weren’t for the 12 step program, combined with talk therapy. But the relationships I built there helped me deal with it all. Finding people I could relate to and who could support me (and vice-versa) in dealing with recovery….and life, was exactly what I needed.

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