Oh yes there are addicts

MARC marc420emery at shaw.ca
Wed Dec 11 19:05:41 EST 2002


We define addiction as 'repetitive self-destructive behaviour', so this
could be an eating disorder, a drug depenency, aggression, etc.

Things that are good for you or beneficial may become 'habits', but they are
not vices.

Marc Emery
Iboga Therapy House


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Freedlander" <jfreed1 at umbc.edu>
To: <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: [ibogaine] There are no addicts


> On Wed, 11 Dec 2002 GM40JM98 at aol.com wrote:
>
> > WE ARE ALL ADDICTED TO ONE SUBSTANCE OR ANOTHER IE;Oxygen,People,Water
ect.
> > Get the picture?
>
> well, that depends on how you define addiction...
>
> the way psychologists define dependency (they don't use the word
> "addiction") is a compulsive use of a substance despite repeated negative
> consequences.
>
> Not TOO many people have repeated negative consequences from oxygen or
> water.... people on the other hand is another matter entirely... =)
>
>
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