Jan 29, 2015
Hey, I would like to have peoples views on addiction being a disease. I have had this DRILLED into my head so much, I am beginning to believe that it is a self fulfilling prophecy. I do not want to live in a world where I am forced to view myself as sick. Is it possible that back in the day, when addiction was marked a disease that they didn't know what to call it? How we were all just classified as sick people so there was an excuse for our behavior. So really we are all walking around making a terrible excuse? I'm starting to this I am an alcoholic/addict is just an excuse. We are sick people trying to be well. If we keep telling ourselves that, then wouldn't it come to be? I think EVERYONE can benefit from the 12 steps but this telling myself every day that I have a disease and am sick is for the birds in my eyes. These are the questions I am asking myself lately. I find it hard to believe that it is so cut and dry. What are your views/thoughts?