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I thought this was an excellent article http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6506936

AMi @ about 2 years ago

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A large number of heroin addicts I've met (I've met thousands) started their addiction with medical conditions that required legally prescribed medication. Totally anecdotal. Just sharing my experience.

Taco Bowl @ about 2 years ago

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A lot of people take prescription pills, the dependency on them usually is strongly related to the quality of support structure available to them

AMi @ about 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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or a character flaw

YOU'VE BEEN WHITELASHED! @ about 2 years ago

Strongsville, OH, USA

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Define support structure.

Taco Bowl @ about 2 years ago

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@ami- not exactly. There are plenty of well off people addicted to and dependent on prescription meds. Despite how the author crafted their argument, the biologic addiction is strong.

Tjaden Froyda @ about 2 years ago

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whatever hippie! Hey check this out! This explains a few things http://library.flawlesslogic.com/iq.htm

YOU'VE BEEN WHITELASHED! @ about 2 years ago

Strongsville, OH, USA

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being well off has nothing to do with it, persons from all classes can feel alone/empty I agree that physical dependency exists, but it has less of a stranglehold on those with a positive life environment

AMi @ about 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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PLC, I define support structure as the persons and places that surround us on a daily basis

AMi @ about 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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Of course, people of all classes can feel alone, empty. But that wasn't what the author was trying to convey when they compared rats from Rat Park vs. isolation in those experiments. I contend that it doesn't

Tjaden Froyda @ about 2 years ago

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have less of a stranglehold, but rather that the effects are more easily hidden.

Tjaden Froyda @ about 2 years ago

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would you say that "hidden" is synonymous to "functioning addict"?

AMi @ about 2 years ago

Addison, IL, USA

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Pretty much. And there are a lot of them...

Tjaden Froyda @ about 2 years ago

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Aren't we all addicted to something though? But some addictions cause you to lose teeth and lose touch from reality

AMi @ about 2 years ago

Villa Park, IL, USA

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I'm addicted to VM

Taco Bowl @ about 2 years ago

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Get help immediately!

AMi @ about 2 years ago

Addison, IL, USA

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Too late!

Taco Bowl @ about 2 years ago

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