What are you addicted to?

- Kira - - Kira -
Are you addicted to something? I think most people are mentally addicted to at least one thing. For record, mental and physical addiction would be two very different things as you wouldn't have withdrawal from a mental addiction. I clearly can't think of everything (see TLC's Strange Addiction for why) but feel free to comment if you're comfortable. Private voting, of course.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Alcohol
8
Drugs
12
Nicotine
24
Food
69
Exercise
5
Work
4
Stress
18
Sex
67
Gambling
2
Shopping
22
Adrenaline
11
Something else I left off
67
Nothing
12
Total votes: 321 (168 voters)
Poll is closed
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NaughtyNikkie NaughtyNikkie
Sex & Newports
11/04/2011
mistre$$ mistre$$
I checked 2 of them, but I'm sure there are others.
11/04/2011
Ansley Ansley
I thrive on stress and pressure. It makes me feel alive.
11/04/2011
Pixel Pixel
Sex. Adrenaline. Oh, and the tears of my defeated foes, but that wasn't an options.
11/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Addiction means that the activity does you more harm than good and you can't stop despite wanting to and trying to.

I could say "I'm addicted to sex" but it isn't doing me any harm, it isn't something I've ever tried to stop, I don't feel guilty about it, and it's actually good for me. I just can't live without it. But, that isn't necessarily an addiction.

I love to shop..... but I can stop anytime I want to.
11/04/2011
Antipova Antipova
I'm with P'Gell when she says I could say "I'm addicted to sex" but it isn't doing me any harm, it isn't something I've ever tried to stop, I don't feel guilty about it, and it's actually good for me. I just can't live without it. But, that isn't necessarily an addiction.

I do have a little bit of a problem with the endorphins I get from capsaicin. Usually it's not too bad, just a little habanero salsa to take the edge off but there have been batches of callalloo made with scotch bonnet peppers that literally had me laying on the floor sweating for an hour... and I still ate the leftovers. It might not be quite an addiction, but, um, I really shouldn't have eaten something that incapacitated me *twice*.
11/04/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Addiction means that the activity does you more harm than good and you can't stop despite wanting to and trying to.

I could say "I'm addicted to sex" but it isn't doing me any harm, it isn't something I've ever ... More
I don't think you have to want to stop for it to be an addiction. I vape nicotine like a fiend. If I go more than thirty minutes without it I'm ready to chop someone's head off. I don't care to stop. I'm not sure if the ejuice is harmful. There aren't any long term studies. I buy the brand I know is safest. It could be doing me harm and it isn't doing me good per say other than keeping my stress level down. I'd say I'm addicted despite my lack of desire to quit at any point ever.

I've also known drug addicts that didn't want to quit who were definitely addicted.

Yeah, liking sex and being addicted are two different things!
11/04/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I'm with P'Gell when she says I could say "I'm addicted to sex" but it isn't doing me any harm, it isn't something I've ever tried to stop, I don't feel guilty about it, and it's actually good for me. I just ... More
Salsa to take the edge off, huh? Maybe I need to try that! Perhaps not the second one with the sweating and such. I didn't even know what any of those ingredients were. Callalloo? Bonnet pepper? I don't eat fancy enough foods.
11/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
I don't think you have to want to stop for it to be an addiction. I vape nicotine like a fiend. If I go more than thirty minutes without it I'm ready to chop someone's head off. I don't care to stop. I'm not sure if the ejuice is ... More
I agree that loving sex is not a true addiction, unless you are being hurt by it or hurting someone else.

But, the DSM definition of an "addiction" includes harm coming to the person with use, and continuing to use despite said harm, and feelings that one needs to stop but can't. Most drug, alcohol and even tobacco addicts may enjoy the high, but do want to stop the addictive behavior.

I know my husband smokes and says he doesn't care, but he would LOVE to be able to go days without having to spend a great deal of money on cigarettes, to not have to smoke if he doesn't want to (no one likes having a Nic Fit) and most have tried to stop, no matter how lack luster their attempt is.
11/04/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I agree that loving sex is not a true addiction, unless you are being hurt by it or hurting someone else.

But, the DSM definition of an "addiction" includes harm coming to the person with use, and continuing to use despite said harm, ... More
Hmm...should have pulled out my research books.

Then I guess I am addicted to some things, but not nicotine if you have to want to stop for it to be an addiction. I don't mind the nic fits too much since I can vape inside. I don't have to make special trips like I did when I smoked. I just take a hit or two and I'm fine for ten minutes or so. If I'm going somewhere I can't vape I bring nicotine gum. I work around it. *shrug*

Most drug addicts I know DO want to quit but I have known a rare one that's happy to be on drugs forever despite any harm coming to them. What would be the term for doing something harmful and physically addictive but not wanting to stop doing said activity?
11/04/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
Sigh, coffee and sex toys.
11/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
Hmm...should have pulled out my research books.

Then I guess I am addicted to some things, but not nicotine if you have to want to stop for it to be an addiction. I don't mind the nic fits too much since I can vape inside. I don't ... More
I'm going to have to look at those vape things for my husband. There is NO side stream smoke whatsoever with this process? I know little about it. Do you have a link?

Is this the same as the prescription Nicotine Inhaler? I know my daughter tried it and it didn't work for her. She was able to quit on her own, damn that girl has will. And she quit smoking while she was losing weight!
11/04/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I'm not addicted to anything, but I do enjoy sex, exercise, and food.
11/04/2011
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
Caffeine.
11/04/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Coffee.
11/04/2011
Beck Beck
I guess you can say sex, just because I masturbate multiple times a day. I have sex at least twice a day. I am constantly thinking about the next time I want to have sex or masturbate. I just do not have the addiction to the point were I am having sex with anyone, I do stay faithful to my partner and have a dresser full of toys to satisfy myself.
11/04/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
Salsa to take the edge off, huh? Maybe I need to try that! Perhaps not the second one with the sweating and such. I didn't even know what any of those ingredients were. Callalloo? Bonnet pepper? I don't eat fancy enough foods.
Callalloo is just Caribbean stew... and scotch bonnet peppers rate 100,000–350,000 Scoville Units while your average jalapeno falls between 2,500 and 8,000 (just checked Wikipedia, I did not know that myself).

You can make callalloo without scotch bonnets and it's really delicious.

Though, of course, if you ask endorphin-high Antipova, it's still really delicious *with* the scotch bonnets... but after-the-crash Antipova's going to tell you to stick with something calmer instead.
11/04/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I'm going to have to look at those vape things for my husband. There is NO side stream smoke whatsoever with this process? I know little about it. Do you have a link?

Is this the same as the prescription Nicotine Inhaler? I know my ... More
It produces a water vapor which looks like smoke but not smoke. You can't smell it at all and (supposedly) anyone that inhales it second hand is just inhaling water.

This is where I get supplies from and this is where I get liquid from. There's a forum somewhere but I don't have a link. If you google e cigarette forum or something like that it should come up.

It's not the same as a prescription from what I understand. I've never had the inhaler but the vaporizer is meant to actually simulate smoking where the inhaler is like an asthma inhaler from what people have told me. I don't think I'd like that. Plus the blow out of vapor is satisfying.

If he wants one, I have the Joye Ego and it works great. I'd recommend that one. I've been on mine for over a year now. Just the smell of smoke makes me gag now. Don't know how I did it all those years. Love my nicotine though!
11/04/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Callalloo is just Caribbean stew... and scotch bonnet peppers rate 100,000–350,000 Scoville Units while your average jalapeno falls between 2,500 and 8,000 (just checked Wikipedia, I did not know that myself).

You can make callalloo without ... More
Wow! I assume those units mean how spicy something is in which case...holy hell that's spicy!!! I think I'd be on fire for a week. Sometimes jalepenos are too much for me.
11/04/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
It produces a water vapor which looks like smoke but not smoke. You can't smell it at all and (supposedly) anyone that inhales it second hand is just inhaling water.

This is where I get supplies from and this is where I get liquid from. ... More
Thank you! I will pass this on to My Man.

Great.
11/04/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Callalloo is just Caribbean stew... and scotch bonnet peppers rate 100,000–350,000 Scoville Units while your average jalapeno falls between 2,500 and 8,000 (just checked Wikipedia, I did not know that myself).

You can make callalloo without ... More
Also, you don't wind up convulsing from habanero salsa. I like Mrs. Renfro's brand. It honestly does make me feel better if I was starting to get tense---it's got the right amount of burn to give you a good endorphin burst (not really any different from exercising, but it's more delicious) , without having any negative after-effects. My tongue's always back to normal in 15 minutes, and it's never burned my stomach the way those scotch bonnets did.
11/04/2011
indiglo indiglo
I don't think I'm addicted to anything. I love food, especially sweets. I love spending time with my man, and having sex. I don't feel addicted to any of those things, but I do LOVE them!
11/04/2011
Lucidity Lucidity
Coffee, sugar and orgasms.
11/04/2011
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I'm addicted to the Internet. That was made very clear to me when I didn't have Internet access at my house for this last week and a half. It's been terrible pining for it.
11/04/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
P'Gell - You're welcome!

Antipova - I must not have eaten spicy enough things because I've never gotten an endorphin rush from food before...

I somehow forgot caffeine. Don't know how that one slipped my mind.
11/04/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Shopping...I LOVE to shop. If I'm bored and have the money to blow, I have to make it a point to avoid Amazon, Ebay, and Target.
11/04/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
I voted sex!
11/04/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I'm addicted to:

Food
Sex
Eden

and at times, adrenaline but it's often not kind to me.
11/04/2011
emilia emilia
Quote:
Originally posted by Shellz31
I'm addicted to:

Food
Sex
Eden

and at times, adrenaline but it's often not kind to me.
ME TOO
11/04/2011
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