Sunday, September 5, 2010

Trading Up Addictions - Are you Long or Short?

Want to get off beer, wine, whiskey and the occasional mouth wash tempt?

Yeah, well, me too.  But be careful!  Don't jump into something else that offers a substitute for your addiction in the most explicit way.  I'm responding to a recent commenter who spoke about good addictions, like watching a match of a team you've recently become addicted to.  I think that is a reasonable response, and cannot think of a way that it doesn't mimic alcohol.  You might have a craving for it, do it habitually, do it with other people, or need to go do it after a certain confrontation.  It might even provide a new community that could provide a useful alternative, or translate older relationships into new forms.

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