Quoting The Doctor:" Interesting. I was strictly speaking in a non-psychiatry specific sense, since I was trying to think ... [snip!] ... side note, I'm having total flashbacks to the debate I had about all organized religions being socially accepted forms of OCD!)"
Quoting Monsieur Tastybutt:" I typically view most things in a psychiatry specific sense. Mostly because I study psychopharmacology as a hobby. lol I think that I would've loved the organized religion debate."
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" Thank you for shareing. Is it like a "high" for you? I think I am(or maybe, I know) addicted to food. ... [snip!] ... I have never had a problem with my weight, always been average sized and healthy. but not anymore.....I just. Don't. Know. :-/"
Quoting The Doctor:" I would say a compulsion is something that you do without thinking. An addiction is something that you ... [snip!] ... yelling at your spouse because no one went out and got beer, and then storming out of the house with no shoes on... addiction."
Quoting ProginoskesII (SuperKink):" It feels like a genuine physical need, like eating or drinking- like I need it to survive. Logically, ... [snip!] ... afternoon. I am proud of myself that I do not neglect my children to do this, and that it isn't affecting them in any way."
Quoting I❤V&B:" I don't think I'm addicted to anything. I obsess over smurf sometimes but then lose interest like 2 days ... [snip!] ... an addict, right? Well I don't think so. I can't even think about that smurf without making a face. I'm not interested at all. "
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" That's awesome Mama, how long have you been clean?"
Quoting I❤V&B:" I slipped up last month but not counting that I haven't done it in 18 months. "
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" that's really good Mama Did you get help or something?"
Quoting I❤V&B:" No, I got pregnant lol. "
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" Oh ok, I understand what you are saying. Mine is like a high( only way I can describe it, ) I just ... [snip!] ... already is. I hope to overcome it one day bc its affecting my health in a bad way. I want to be healthy for my children and I."I do feel a high afterwards, but that's just a bonus. The main thing is the feeling of satisfaction, of having a thirst quenched kind of thing.
Quoting MyPurrrtyBabies:" lol, Okay. Well that's still awesome! Not all women on drugs quit while they are pregnant and YOU did AND continued to quit after haveing your baby, that is really awesome *hugs* :-)"
Quoting I❤V&B:" Thanks for the support. Fortunately, I don't have an addictive personality so I'm able to see that my children are more important. I understand that addicts can't do always do this. "