Addiction

Before getting into the discussion, let me be clear, addiction is not a disease.  A disease can be fought through
medical options, even though there are some diseases that cannot be healed.  When a disease is being
fought, the infected person can't make a difference through decisions on their own.  A disease can be healed, if
possible and the person infected has no choice about getting better if the disease is caught in time and the
remedy is available.  An addition cannot be resolved with a shot or capsules, it is a matter of personal choice
and nothing else, even with medical applications, if the addicted person decides not to stop the addiction then
they will not stop the addiction - read more and you decide.

Another topic that is reflective of political position instead of reality.  Liberals love to convert human weakness
into a failure of society or in the DNA of the human being.  If you have ever had a cold or the flu or strep throat
then you are familiar with the with the biological form of a germ or bacteria or virus.  These biological agents
invade the body and replicate and this is what causes the symptoms of each sickness.  

From a biological perspective, once the agent has entered the body and become entrenched, you can fight
and kill the agent or the agent may kill you.  Either way, you do not have an active choice as to whether or not
the biological agent begins the invasion of your body, there is not active decision on your part.  Your body
responds by using the tools that are available to it to fight the invasion.  These tools include your white blood
cells and anti-bodies that your immune system develops when your body fights an invasion.

If your body develops an anti-body when you are invaded by a biological agent, why do you get sick?  Very
simply, there are millions of germs, bacteria and viruses and you will never be exposed to every single one and
each one can make you sick.  The problem is that you may not be able to survive on your own, which is the
reason science invented medicine.  Medicines are often enhanced anti-bodies, giving your body the edge when
fighting certain biological agents.

More important, biological agents result in symptoms which can be identified by the human mind and create a
desire to resolve the symptoms and eliminate the biological agents.  These symptoms are normally reflective of
the runny nose, coughing, inflammation and exhaustion.  The human has a desire to eliminate these symptoms
because the negative physical impacts are not desirable.

These invasions of biological agents are completed without any decision on the part of the human body, no
input is required, which is why these conditions are referred to as 'diseases' instead of choices.  However, as
the number of people that have made the wrong decision and become addicted to something as a result of
their choices needed something to blame since they don't want to accept responsibility of their own actions.  
This is the reason that liberals are now referring to 'addiction' as a 'disease', because a person can't control a
disease, we are expected to believe that an addiction is the result of a germ or bacteria or virus instead of a
personal responsibility.

Liberals do not want people to be held responsible for themselves, they want society to share the responsibility
for poor choices.  Now ask yourself, if you spend money without control and drive yourself into debt, is this your
fault?  Based on this approach of addiction, you are not responsible for your 'addiction to spending'.  If you
gamble and can't make your rents or payments, does everyone forgive you and let the payments or rents
slide?  

The point is simple, each person has the RIGHT to control their own lives.  This control is the result of decisions
that you make and those decisions have consequences.  The failure to make intelligent decisions and end up
addicted to a drug or action has nothing to do with biology, it is a matter of choice.  People make stupid
decisions and then must accept those consequences, and often, those consequences are the 'addiction'.

So the real question is: Are these really stupid decisions?  The only way to draw a reasonable conclusion is to
determine what it takes for a decision to be stupid.  As a young person, did anyone ever tell you not to touch
that because it is hot?  Did you touch it?  Were you burned?  If you listened and did not touch then you are
capable of accepting information and making smart decisions, if on the other hand you were burned when you
touched it, you are incapable of making decisions using information available to you.  

This would be an example of a stupid decision, having information available and refusing to incorporate that
information in your decision making process.  The world around you is loaded with information about the
potential damage and impact to your mental capability  as a result of using drugs, marijuana, smoking and
alcohol.  A smart person will accumulate this information and incorporate it into their decision making process.  
A stupid person will ignore the information available, desiring to perform their own tests and determine the
applicability.  However, once utilizing the product, the person is incapable to making an objective analysis.

As an example, many people claim that smoking marijuana is not detrimental, in their opinion.  However, if you
know someone that has smoked marijuana on a frequent basis, you can identify the shift in the mental ability of
the person.  Marijuana interferes with concentration and analytical skills and conversation with this person will
verify this conclusion.