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« on: Sat 16 January, 2010 - 11:34 pm »

is NOT a disease, according to Penn & Teller. I agree with them eek
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« Reply #1 on: Sat 16 January, 2010 - 11:45 pm »

I agree..............diseases are aren't self bought on...............well maybe a few are
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« Reply #2 on: Sat 16 January, 2010 - 11:47 pm »

I agree too
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« Reply #3 on: Sat 16 January, 2010 - 11:49 pm »

Coming from a person who's battled with the demon alcohol for the past 20 or so years i can attest it's not a disease...I chose to let it take control of me
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« Reply #4 on: Sun 17 January, 2010 - 02:23 am »

My dad was actually committed to Kingseat against his will as an alkie when I was a boy, so I don't say such a thing lightly. P&T said that, while the problem isn't a small thing, calling it a disease when things like cancer are a disease, was a bit rich, for the reason Vox stated
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« Reply #5 on: Sun 17 January, 2010 - 09:02 am »

It's just another addiction amongst the many addictions out there.

Who's been saying it's a disease? I don't recall hearing that before 
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« Reply #6 on: Sun 17 January, 2010 - 09:54 am »

Addiction is a state of mind. Take away the alcohol, most addicts would simply find a different course for their compulsive behaviour.
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« Reply #7 on: Sun 17 January, 2010 - 10:18 am »

It's just another addiction amongst the many addictions out there.

Who's been saying it's a disease? I don't recall hearing that before 

its been called a disease for years  eek
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« Reply #8 on: Sun 17 January, 2010 - 10:35 am »

The AA calls it that don't they? and the only cure is God eek
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« Reply #9 on: Sun 17 January, 2010 - 10:36 am »

    Well I guess their actions as a result of the addiction could be termed as a disease. As in, their alcoholic fueled rages teach their children how to behave (or not) and the cycle continues. maybe? A bit far fetched though.

Unless we re look at the word dis-ease. Disease or dis-ease hmmmmm  eek
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« Reply #10 on: Sun 17 January, 2010 - 10:42 am »

i'm not an alcoholic!  i've never once been to any damn meeting....


 
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« Reply #12 on: Sun 17 January, 2010 - 10:45 am »

   Well I guess their actions as a result of the addiction could be termed as a disease. As in, their alcoholic fueled rages teach their children how to behave (or not) and the cycle continues. maybe? A bit far fetched though.

Unless we re look at the word dis-ease. Disease or dis-ease hmmmmm  eek

Mainly gives them something else to blame I reckon, rather than taking responsibility for their own addiction
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« Reply #13 on: Sun 17 January, 2010 - 10:57 am »

mmmm that feel good factor.

Yup, they need help as it's a powerful addiction
Yup, their families need help to stop the cycle of abuse

But it's not a disease. There are genetic traits in some who are more prone to the addiction as has been proven somewhere (don't ask me where, cause I can't remember). But that goes with all addictions. There are so many destructive addictions out there, but they aren't all labeled as a disease.
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« Reply #14 on: Sun 17 January, 2010 - 11:37 am »

i'm not an alcoholic!  i've never once been to any damn meeting....


 

for years the only new years resolution I've made (if pressed) is to practice alcoholism more... I keep failing 



and its a condition, if one must label over indulging, not a disease.
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