i don't really understand addiction, but believe that many people have some sort of "addiction" to an extent. i think my addiction is starbucks. and i don't want to go to rehab for starbucks. i just want a starbucks everyday.... but my starbucks isn't hurting anyone (except for me and my poor teeth who are trying to keep up with ridding themselves of the sugarbugs).... i don't know what a psychologically diagnosed addiction feels like.... i don't understand it and i probably won't ever. i know what it felt like to be INSECURE.... and leads you to do compulsive things, but does that make you an addict? i don't know. i don't think so.... i think anyone can be termed an "addict." i also think anyone can be termed "bi polar" or with "ADHD."
How loosely are these terms thrown around? I don't doubt that there are truly people who are ill.... whether it be mental or physical health; there are sick people out there. I get it, but I just find it so incredibly hard to believe that there are THIS many ILL people out there. REALLY Jesse James? Sex Rehab? Really Tiger Woods? Sex Rehab? I'm not entirely sure what the intention is and if they think that throwing themselves into rehab takes away the actions they've done, (not so much that I care about the celebrity's lives.... don't believe me? go here) BUT, i think this all boils down to a lack of accountability.
People are weak.
People don't ever want to hold themselves accountable for their own stupid actions and downfalls.
The people who cheat are INSECURE....
they don't hold themselves accountable.
and that can damage a whole lot more than just their marriages.
i don't think that going to sex rehab erases poor judgement.
i don't think going to AA erases poor judgement either.
i DO hope that people learn from their ignorance, but also learn to blame not another soul on this planet but themselves.
if you aren't happy, then GET OUT OF YOUR SITUATION!!!!!
don't stay and make yourself the victim and then use that to justify your stupid actions.
oh well. i guess as all the addicts would say "you don't understand it and all that i've been through."
to that, i can say, "you're right.... i really don't."
but with my therapist, i have learned that WHAT I do is MY choice."
and as far as my starbucks addiction.... you have no idea all that i've been through....