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Addiction. XavierJosiahMoney♥ Texas 228 posts
18th Jan '12

Do you think that someone who has never been an addict can understand drug/alcohol addiction?

Incognito Ninja 2 kids; 3 angel babies; That one city, IN, United States 20881 posts
18th Jan '12

Not 100%.

♥ boop 17 kids; Montana 20753 posts
18th Jan '12

Yes, if they are educated about it. Like, legit education, not i heard this, or that.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
18th Jan '12
Quoting XavierJosiahMoney♥:" Do you think that someone who has never been an addict can understand drug/alcohol addiction?"


Honestly, I don't think so. There is a drive/need unlike anything I have ever experienced and the brain processes that go along with it are so hard to describe. you kind of have to feel it yourself to understand.

MamaCass{+JOE} 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 42355 posts
18th Jan '12

I don't think anyone can understand alcohol/drug addiction unless they've seen it first hand - whether they've been an addict themselves, or have lived with one.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 30740 posts
18th Jan '12

To an extent...

Liam&Lilah's mommy 2 kids; Jackson, Michigan 11221 posts
18th Jan '12

the facts, yes. the feelings, no.

*MommaLindz* TTC since Dec 2013; 3 kids; Oklahoma 1057 posts
18th Jan '12

Maybe to a certain degree, like if they grew up with an addict relative. But there are parts of addiction one can never understand unless having gone through it.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
18th Jan '12
Quoting ♥MommylovesBaby:" Yes, if they are educated about it. Like, legit education, not i heard this, or that."


I feel you can read tons and tons about it... but you still won't "get it" until you're there. It's easy for people who have studied it even, to sit there and say "it's not that difficult... just stop"

Alaina's Mommy ♡ 1 child; Ellsworth, Maine 1752 posts
18th Jan '12
Quoting Growing our 1st Completed:" Not 100%. "

agreed. They can try to understand it, but will never truly know.

Prissy & Duece 33 kids; Dallas, Texas 147 posts
18th Jan '12

Yes if they're educated about it.
As far as what they go through probably not...

user banned TTC since Jan 2001; Japan 107255 posts
18th Jan '12
Quoting XavierJosiahMoney♥:" Do you think that someone who has never been an addict can understand drug/alcohol addiction?"


No.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25371 posts
18th Jan '12
Quoting Liam&Lilah's mommy:" the facts, yes. the feelings, no. "


That's what I meant. lol

santana & jolieeee Texas 22 posts
18th Jan '12

i don't think so. i mean they can understand it from an outsider's pov... but they couldn't really understand it... kwim? i'm having a hard time explaining myself.

Vindictive 50 kids; Switzerland 30558 posts
18th Jan '12

Ive seen addicts my entire life. I understand it, and part of me wishes I didn't.