If we assume that we need to have a certain mindset to become addicted to hard drugs, does that mean that anyone who doesn’t have such a specific addictive mindset can use any drug without being addicted?

Anyone can get addicted.Mindset can not prevent addiction. If you have a somewhat functioning brain then you can become addicted though this will happen to one person faster than the other because of individual genetic sensitivity and environmental influences.

If you have enough control of the English language and you want to know the current prevailing model about addiction, this is a very good article:

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., George F. Koob, Ph.D., and A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D. 2016.Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction.N Engl J Med 2016; 374:363-71.DOI: 10.1056/NEJMra1511480

It seems a bit technical in the beginning, but it offers a huge amount of space for clinical application and psycho-education to reduce (self) stigma.

Yes that is the false thought by which the clinics and benefit agencies are full.I’m not addiction sensitive, I can do it, it’s only on a party 芒 鈧? The problem is personally and socially grossly underestimated and it comes down to this:

Drugs and alcohol are purely poison.

AND It’s very tasty, so that mindset happens to you by itself.It’s like with Tattoo芒 鈧劉 s; If you take one, you want another one. For some of us this goes so far that it removes us from society and only then it is all considered problematic.

Look at the number of addicts that can afford it all because they can still function 芒 鈧?虄鈩?in a job, however, that group is still many times larger.This is often trivialised, concealed and concealed; That is why it seems as if it is not so bad yet.

Without wanting to go into the details much further, I must admit that there have been periods in my life, with alcohol (hard drug number 1) and other treats.But, I have always been able to stop from day to day, without any notable side effects. That has made me think somewhere: Why do I manage to stay away from those things if desired and some others do not? My decision was that it is for a piece of construction, but also indeed on 芒 鈧?艙mindset芒 鈧?芒 鈧?娄 it is so. That I have never placed the means of pleasure in my life: study, work and relationship were always more important than enjoyment. But of course that is only 1 testimony.

Your question looks like the 1st face already complex, but it’s still a little more complex than that:

芒 鈧?艙Drugs, set and setting芒 鈧?/p>

If you’re using 芒 鈧?艙mind set芒 鈧?on drugs, those two other ones should also include: drugs and setting

Which drug is used by which person (set) in which environment (setting).These 3 determine the way your drug use manifests itself.

The setting can be interpreted very broadly.(peer group, Finance, (in) possibilities, residence,…)

If the 芒 鈧?艙drug芒 鈧?and the 芒 鈧?艙setting芒 鈧?are wrong, then someone with a 芒 鈧?艙not specific addictive mindset芒 鈧?can still get addicted.

Still this, in many people, these Drugs, set and setting are good.Many more people than you think use (legal or illegal) drugs. (legal or illicit drugs belong to the setting)

Most people have no problem with their drug use.It is only a very small group of individuals who suffer from dependence and associated possible physical and psychological damage.


Not at all, No.There are other (external) factors besides the mindset.

For every addict, they are different.An addiction can be, for example, flight behaviour, but also wanting to regain a feeling that is aroused by those drugs.

There is no 芒 鈧?虄regeltje芒 鈧劉 which makes drug use harmless, especially since it is not established beforehand why someone uses drugs and/or what their effect is going to be on them.


The assumption does not dent.

Some people become more easily addicted than others, but many factors play a role.There is therefore a sliding scale.

Adult people who like a baby to suck a teat, people who seek addiction from self-destruction, etcetera.

Genetic components also play a role, but it is clearly a problem with many factors.

It is true that people who are not at all inclined to become addicted can use all sorts of drugs more easily, but some drugs have a feedback mechanism that makes it easier to get addicted.A good example is the dangerous hard drug nicotine, where you become addicted to it quite easily. In fact, it is also easy to stop there again, the withdrawal symptoms are minimal, to just people with a tendency to addiction can have trouble with this,

Other drugs are not addictive at all, but one can deal with it in an addictive way.Self-destruction, negative self-image and self-affirmation by a dependency are beyond the main factors. Personal factors play a role in this. For example, I find it incomprehensible that some people use cocaine compulsively, but those users themselves can indeed have many problems with their cocaine use, and there is a loss of career and family life.

Another good rule of thumb is that the problematic users are inclined to drug use.People who are relatively low in addiction have a very short experimental period, but most are not interested.

You could also say that they are not addiction-prone because they simply do not feel a need to use all sorts of drugs.This is the group of people who do not smoke and at most on a birthday drink a glass of wine. They don’t need to be heard if necessary.

For the record.I believe that addiction is a practice. You use yourself. You can also stop alone with it. I see it, primarily, not as a medical problem.

I have never had an addictive mindset.

Also, my body does not react quickly to anything.

I hardly ever drink, to get drunk I have to do a lot of trouble, and also to stay drunk I have to do a lot of trouble.

Apart from that I don’t like an alcohol flavor, so I hardly ever drink.

I can easily smoke a cigarette or pot, knowing that I would never want it again.I have both done twice (under pressure to hear it), knowing that I would have no trouble doing it again. Smoking I found nasty, and not addictive. Pot burned very much in my lungs, and I didn’t really feel any different. Both are not tempted to do it even more often.

So sometime I agree with this statement.

I have heard that heroin is very addictive from the first time, so I would never try that.I would find that very scary. Apart from that if you read about it it doesn’t sound tempting at all. How you feel when you use it. Not tempting to try.

Cocaine is the only one that sounds like something that feels good.And is also very addictive. So I would never try that either.

I also just don’t make any sense to try such sort of thing.Never had too.

I think that is the main reason that such a person is not addicted.

No urge to try whatever of such kind of thing.

I would not assume it.

But if we assume then, it is a reasonable hypothesis, worthwhile to investigate once well.

No.Mindset has not been so鈩?N great superiority that one becomes addicted anyway. Besides there are different types of addictions. Someone can be addicted to alcohol but do not become addicted to smoking or marijuana use. Despite attempts to do so. Or cocaine use.

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