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Substituting Addictions

Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by Rainman, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. dechantajones

    dechantajones Active Contributor

  2. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    That's what I don't understand, why are they trying to substitute drugs with another form of drugs when it will just divert them from using the original drug and it's not gonna improve their life? That's why it's important to just concentrate getting rid of the cravings rather than finding a less harmful outlet to be addicted on.
  3. sillylucy

    sillylucy Community Champion

    What can you do to substitute for Meth? I have found this to work for alcohol and tobacco, but not harder drugs.
  4. JonnyMacdonald

    JonnyMacdonald Community Champion

    There are a few drugs that are prescribed to treat meth withdrawals, but that's something to talk more with a doctor about.
  5. Jasmine2015

    Jasmine2015 Community Champion

    You can substitute one addiction for another, but what is the substitute to completely beating your addiction? There is none. Weening or slowly transitioning is more likely to help than going from one addiction to another because you couldn't quit cold turkey.
  6. doatk22

    doatk22 Community Champion

    Yes this is so true and important to remember. But sadly, a lot of people are in denial when it comes to this. They don't think they're substituting. People have to be careful with this.
  7. Mzpeaceful1

    Mzpeaceful1 Active Contributor

    I see a lot of us have switched to sugar. I need to start watching my sugar intake as I am still gaining and don't want to turn into a fatty. It's hard some days but in life I think everyone has some sort of addiction, whether it be buying too much crap, porn, food, drugs, hording, gambling...I mean the list could go on. With the human condition, we are all yearning for something and when something is lacking we reach out for something else...