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Drug addiction

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"inner demon" is overly dramatic and shows a lack of experience with the reality of the addiction imo.

cigs are my friend. and I f*cking hate it... and love it.

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no, "inner demon" is a way for people to transfer responsibility from those that are actually responsible, themselves or loved ones

its not their fault they're addicted, its their inner demons

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addicts don't say "inner demons." people who talk about others' addictions use stupid hyperbole like that.

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some addicts use the term inner demons, but its usually the ones trying to play the victim

"its not my fault i'm addicted, addictive tendencies run in my family" is the exact same nonsense to me

but even when used by a non-addict to describe an addict, the purpose is to transfer responsibility from the addict to an abstract concept (my kid is a good kid syndrome, etc)

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i'm shocked that people attempt to transfer responsbility for their own problems... Good thing nobody on this board would ever do such a weak-willed thing... We really should all get together and teach the rest of the world how to live.

i don't understand your point... other than your usual play at feeling smug and superior.

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Semantics aside, inner demons or coping mechanisms are the result of using a drug to escape from something in their lives. Whether they are deflecting blame or not it's irrelevant. Smokers aren't using tobacco to release themselves from those burdens. It's simply a bad habit, however severe you want to make it.

I've been smoking for 17 years now. I come up with excuses for why I keep smoking but it's not easing any kind of a pain for me, nor has it ever.

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doesn't relieve stress? doesn't relax you?

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i'm shocked that people attempt to transfer responsbility for their own problems... Good thing nobody on this board would ever do such a weak-willed thing... We really should all get together and teach the rest of the world how to live.

i don't understand your point... other than your usual play at feeling smug and superior.

We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until... we have stopped saying "It got lost," and say "I lost it."

Sydney J Harris

As far as me being smug and superior...that's just your interpretation. I certainly don't feel that way.

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Semantics aside, inner demons or coping mechanisms are the result of using a drug to escape from something in their lives. Whether they are deflecting blame or not it's irrelevant. Smokers aren't using tobacco to release themselves from those burdens. It's simply a bad habit, however severe you want to make it.

I've been smoking for 17 years now. I come up with excuses for why I keep smoking but it's not easing any kind of a pain for me, nor has it ever.

So you're saying that because it doesn't get you high, the addiction and side effects don't count?

Seems to me using that logic cigarettes should be illegal long before drugs are.

Hey, as long as it doesn't make you feel good, go kill yourself slowly.

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We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until... we have stopped saying "It got lost," and say "I lost it."

Sydney J Harris

isn't that obvious?

no argument here.

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