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Response to Iggo (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 01:29 AM

11. Jokes aside...

The four stroke model makes it easy to understand how things not drug related in general can enhance drug addiction. In the case that your drug taking history involves either "war" as in violent conflicts and/or crimes against the law, it will affect your ability to represent yourself openly, accurately and honestly. That is turn has consequences for the levels of support, understanding and motivation that you have at your disposal.

This would come under the heading of:
Changes to the personal environment including change that are consequences of short term coping strategies
Leading to
Stress exposure, including stress exposure due to changes in personal environment

Stinking up your own environment in subtle and less subtle ways is to me a core part of addiction.
This is also reflected in the "anonymous" part of the AA movement. It is not clear to me if they have a program that effective counters it or if they just take advantage of the dynamic to "grow the business".

But dealing with this side of addiction is probably one of the things that gradually moves you from having a strong risk of relapse to being stable in your abstinence over time (say 5 years).

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