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Are all addictions bad?

Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by notaroundfesta, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    I think everything has to be done in moderation. Too much of anything can be bad for you. When you say a soft addiction I'm assuming you mean something that doesn't involve drugs. Even soft addictions can be harmful, like drinking too much coffee can cause insomnia or dehydration. Everything in moderation is the key.
  2. thekennie

    thekennie Member

    I believe all addictions can be bad, that's my opinion about it.. Whether it's love, drugs, alcohol or anything really. "ad·dic·tion the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity." It's okay to like doing something but if you come to realization that you feel addicted to it or if someone points it out then I wouldn't call it a healthy addiction.
  3. FuZyOn

    FuZyOn Community Champion

    Everything that is overdone is bad, so probably every addictions fits that "role". You have to keep in mind that there needs to be a balance. Even when you think an addiction is good you may be surprised about the aftermath - always make sure to see things from other perspectives as well.
  4. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    I think a soft addiction is something that doesn't interfere in your daily life, and something that won't cause long-term damages to your body or is capable to cause your death anytime soon. A perfect example would be addiction to the internet, or talking on the phone, reading, shopping, etc.
  5. JohnBeaulieu

    JohnBeaulieu Community Champion

    If you make the mistake of defining addiction incorrectly I guess that stat you found could be believable. Either way addiction is bad. If 90% of the population decided to drive drunk would that make it good? Of course not. Addiction is bad, and it's not a popularity contest.

    Don't even get me going on this hard vs. light addiction rubbish, because that is what it is. Rubbish.
  6. JohnBeaulieu

    JohnBeaulieu Community Champion

    No you aren't. Classic example of the term addiction being misused.
  7. Jasmine2015

    Jasmine2015 Community Champion

    I would say that it all depends on the addiction. Some are addicted to cleaning. Is that worse than an addiction to drugs? No, but it is still just as disruptive to living a healthy life because you will forever find dirt and germs wherever you go. I also think that some things are more like habits rather than an addiction.
  8. loverman99

    loverman99 Member

    I think there's a fine line between an addiction and a habit. An addiction is a more destructive thing. You're addicted when you feel like a slave to something. Obviously, that's not good at all. While a habit is something that's pretty powerful but not that much. It takes much less time to break the habit and kick it out.

    What about me is that I used to consume crisps back in the day. I mean A LOT. Once I became totally fed up with them, I just stopped buying that stuff. So, it was a habit. Pretty bad for my stomach.
  9. JohnBeaulieu

    JohnBeaulieu Community Champion

    There is so much ignorance going on in this topic that I am finding it frustrating to follow. If it is something that you want to classify as a "soft addiction", I have news for you. It is not an addiction. Addiction is a serious, definable, physically measurable disease with clear parameters. You aren't addicted to reading, cleaning, talking on the phone, or a multitude of other habitual behaviors people seem intent on calling addictions.
  10. bleblanc10

    bleblanc10 Senior Contributor

    As long as you can function without this "addiction" I do not think it is that bad. But if it gets to the point where one cannot function without it, then it is bad.
  11. 111kg

    111kg Community Champion

    In theory, if you can call it an addiction, then it's definitely bad. As long as you have to sacrifice things that would matter for your close ones just because you want to feel something, repeatedly, it's definitely bad for your social life. And I'm just reffering only at mild forms of addictions.
  12. Shenwil

    Shenwil Senior Contributor

    I think all addiction is bad and yes most of us tend to have some form of addiction. We may not realize it now but the bad habits that we are addicted will have consequences later on in life.
  13. 6up

    6up Community Champion

    Any kind of addiction is harmful. Food addiction can lead to one being overweight. Addicted to the Internet can make you not concentrate on other things. Addicted to travelling can make you to overspend. So there is no good kind of addiction.
  14. JohnBeaulieu

    JohnBeaulieu Community Champion