Pharmaceutical executives have a trick up their sleeves – the quit smoking aids like nicotine patches and gum keep you addicted, and you are tricked into thinking that it is a good way to quit using tobacco. The trick is ingeniously formulated into the product and does not even need to be hidden.
Society needs to take a hard look at what is created when thoughts and feelings are labeled an Addiction. Western/Allopathic theory and protocol fails to recognize symptoms are inexplicably within the person’s thoughts, feelings and actions. Every symptom can be more accurately defined as an expression of the person’s experiences, lifestyle, beliefs, indoctrination and conditioning.
Originally the term addiction was conceived and defined as physical and psychological dependence on psychoactive substances (alcohol, tobacco, heroin and other substances). Subsequently, addiction was broadened to include any persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. Henceforth, every symptom can be labeled an addiction. AddictionZ Victoria, BC Canada has compiled a list of 110 addictions as set forth by Western/Allopathic Medical criteria.
Western society Psychological Treatment protocol is based on Western/Allopathic Medicine. Everything is diagnosed as an Addiction, or genetic Disease/Disorder.
Internet gambling is popular among several age groups, however, teenagers have shown a special interest in the sites. “Statistics prove that teen-age Internet gambling is the fastest growing addiction of the day, akin to drug and alcohol abuse in the 1930s,” said David Robertson, former chairman of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling, on the Web site www.cnn.com. “It’s pernicious, it’s evil, it’s certainly one that feeds on those who are the weakest members of society — and that’s the young and the poor.”