I council people with addiction all the time...AA is a defeatist approach that never really solves the root of the problem.Addicition is not a disease. It is our body craving somehting we intuitively know we should have. Any feeling or experience we get from drugs we can obtain naturally but we are never given that alternative. Since this society uses drugs for EVERYTHING we obivously go there first.If we learn the natural way to attain these experiences internally, then we use that addictive drive to achieve what we want.Pot does in a way lead to other drugs. Its like nything else you do, eventually you plateau and being high all the time become the new normal and you need to move further. Some people might be more complacent than others, but in my experience the seekers are always gonna find the next "best" thing.I was into hard drugs since I was 13 and was also an alchoholic. I never was really "addicted" to any one drug. I just could not handle the sub-medicority of sobriety. In my eyes the people who weren't doing drugs and were as miserable and sick as everyone else were the fools.Nowadays, after taking responsibility for my life experience, i denounced the poisons of the masses and worked to rediscover the natural high. Through a strict raw natural diet, intensive, meditation, and extensive intuitive contemplation, I find myself on the path to the heights I once sought through substances.The natural state of humanity is to feel as good as we can possibly feel. I mean think about it, why would the "best feeling" even exist in our consciousness if we were not meant to be naturally experiencing it.Substances are just extra baggage on the trip. Medicinal uses make sense but lets be honest, how often is it not exploited and used for the numbing of the masses and the silence of the voice of change.We need to stop destryoing our bodies and minds with the poisons of industry and apathy so that we can reclaim our natural birthright of spiritual, mental, and physical freedom. These "crutches" we create are just reinforcing the illusion of a "limited" reality. We want to step outside the box or the "illusion" , but with drugs we just create a different box or a more appealing illusion. Break through! We are beings of infinite potentialecholynnrain said:
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K, I watched it.
First let me say, the "gate-way" theory has already been debunked over and over but let me make a point...I stole a sip of whiskey from my dad at 3 yrs old...it was like candy! They didn't allow me to drink but later on I became an alcoholic. Now...just because I had a pre-disposition to alcoholism...does that mean that others cannot drink responsibly and lead happy, fruitful lives? Ofcourse not. Just because I and thousands of others cannot handle alcohol...should it be outlawed?Ofcourse lots of people who try any drug will be one whom cannot handle it and should probably abstain alltogether if they can't moderate. And yes they will become addicted.I don't mean to sound uncompassionate at all...I have huge compassion for addiction! I've been around AA since I was 16 and I'm now 37. So I have many addict friends...a lot of peeps in AA are addicted to anything they can get their hands on...not always just to alcohol.Just my 2-cents.