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JΔ$ Georgia 78625 posts
status 3rd Oct '12
Quoting That Black Kid
The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting Jas ♥:" Would it be genetic though or just a product of her environment type thing?"

I would argue both.

The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting EasyComeEasyGo:" I come from a long line of addicts...and by long line, I mean every single adult in my family has been ... [snip!] ... I can count maybe 5 (and there are a lot of us) who have decided to take that path, and the rest of us...don't even come close."


I know many people think drugs and alcohol when they think addiction...but one can be addicted to pretty much anything.



John Mayer. 2 kids; Modesto, California 21992 posts
3rd Oct '12
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kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67486 posts
status 3rd Oct '12
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Fourteen Ten Six Eighty 1 child; Russian Federation 69 posts
3rd Oct '12
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Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
3rd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting That Black Kid™:</b>" Ill give an example A parent is addicted to gambling. Seeing the financial struggle her parents went ... [snip!] ... couponing, not wanting to spend money at all). Both addictions. Both genetically linked. Yet addicted to different things."</blockquote>




This is me 100%. Minus myself being addicted to whatever. I chose to not try any gambling. I don't do drugs because I watched what they did to my family. I do have an addictive personality and it has taken a lot to not fall into those behaviors.

Puff the Magic Dragon! 15 kids; Ontario 14235 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting Keyboard Warrior.:" Indeed. I went to high school with a girl who was seriously addicted to biting her nails. It was crazy. ... [snip!] ... made fun of her and said it wasn't an addiction. People don't realize that addiction isn't just alcohol, drugs, and gambling."


Nods in agreement. Like, sex addictions, love addictions are a couple others.



I am addicted to biting my nails, and caffeine. Probably 1000 other things too.

The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting Keyboard Warrior.:" Indeed. I went to high school with a girl who was seriously addicted to biting her nails. It was crazy. ... [snip!] ... made fun of her and said it wasn't an addiction. People don't realize that addiction isn't just alcohol, drugs, and gambling."


Just like the new craze is shopping addicts.



Anytime you do something in excess and it has a negative on you/those around you....it is considered an addiction.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67486 posts
status 3rd Oct '12
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Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22168 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting Keyboard Warrior.:" Indeed. I went to high school with a girl who was seriously addicted to biting her nails. It was crazy. ... [snip!] ... made fun of her and said it wasn't an addiction. People don't realize that addiction isn't just alcohol, drugs, and gambling."


That's more an OCD/ Anxiety disorder. I pull my eyelashes, which is similar to nail biting. I do not have an addictive personality, nor would I say I'm addicted to pulling them.

The Pretty Poodle™ 1 child; Illinois 7341 posts
3rd Oct '12
Quoting kthx.:" I feel like people use 'addiction' too loosely. More often, the behavior is a product of their environment. ... [snip!] ... because they enjoy being by themselves and buying nice things. So many every day things are being labeled as addictions...."

I would agree with you...but there is a reason why an occasional drinker is not labled as an alcoholic. Its about the degree and the severity of the actions that classify it as an addiction.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67486 posts
status 3rd Oct '12
Quoting Spencer Pratt:" That's more an OCD/ Anxiety disorder. I pull my eyelashes, which is similar to nail biting. I do not have an addictive personality, nor would I say I'm addicted to pulling them. "


:!: I bit my nails SO bad in high school. I couldn't stand to see the white tip starting to form on my nail. It wasn't an addiction... I was stressed and that was my release. I dropped it almost as soon as I began it...

JΔ$ Georgia 78625 posts
status 3rd Oct '12
Quoting kthx.:" I feel like people use 'addiction' too loosely. More often, the behavior is a product of their environment. ... [snip!] ... because they enjoy being by themselves and buying nice things. So many every day things are being labeled as addictions...."


Shopping addiction is real, I believe that wholeheartedly.

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
3rd Oct '12

You cant automatically become an addict because your parents were.
You can, however, be more prone to carry the gene that makes you an addict.
My mom drinks. She doesnt get drunk, but she drinks beer. Therefore, because it's an everyday thing...she is an addict. She also smokes.
My sisters and I dont smoke.
I dont drink.
Obviously that trait wasnt given to me.



My husband's family is full of addicts. He is not an addict. His siblings are though.