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Do you view addiction as a personal weakness?

Poll Results: 8,603 votes
Maybe a little.
Not at all.

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Andrea A.
Wednesday January 20, 2016, 6:57 AM

Not really

Janis K.
Sunday January 10, 2016, 3:46 PM


Sue H.
Friday December 4, 2015, 11:06 PM


Aaron Bouchard
Monday November 30, 2015, 11:09 AM

we shouldent

Andrea A.
Thursday October 29, 2015, 6:53 AM

Not really

Jo S.
Sunday October 25, 2015, 1:23 PM


John B.
Saturday October 24, 2015, 10:53 AM

No,it is a disease.

Heidi Aubrey
Monday September 28, 2015, 9:39 PM

Yes. The person CHOSE to engage in that action, however it may well become a physical addiction where medical intervention is required.

If a person truly, from deep within themselves, wants to quit and begin a productive life, and they are now physically addicted; they will seek out medical intervention.

No amount of counselors, friends, meetings will make a difference if the person has not made the change themselves from within.

M.N. J.
Monday September 21, 2015, 1:36 PM

It actually depends on the substance.

If someone is addicted to heroin or meth, yeah, I feel a bit of "judgment" toward a person stupid enough to "dabble" with such addictive substances.

Someone who is addicted to pain medication or alcohol, for example, didn't necessarily know these things would become a problem.

Your very first purchase of crack, meth, or smack, on the other hand, is like jumping in the bullring and then claiming SHOCK that the bull would try to gore you.

Natasha Salgado
Saturday September 5, 2015, 4:51 PM

No no one is perfect.

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