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Were You Ever Addicted To A Substance?: 12/18/2017 20:39:27


Hot Brick
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I got rid of my coffee drinking habit, but sadly, I'm now on the tea drinking habit; mint tea with a lot of sugar.
Were You Ever Addicted To A Substance?: 12/18/2017 20:46:51


Japanball 
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Squiggles? Is that you?
Were You Ever Addicted To A Substance?: 12/18/2017 22:59:17


Padraig 
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The real thing - addiction to a drug - involves a physical dependence with life threatening symptoms when the substance in question is withdrawn, and oftentimes persisting to use the drug in spite of adverse effects.

The effects of stopping the consumption of any caffeine are quite unpleasant - you get a nasty headache - but are not life threatening. Admittedly there are gray areas where folks use the word addiction, which is fine, but for myself I am more strict about using the word. The related topic of what is called addictive behavior is interesting, and relevant but I don't have the competence to speak to it.

Edited 12/19/2017 02:22:11
Were You Ever Addicted To A Substance?: 12/18/2017 23:02:13


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Tea is no substance, it is a necessity for civilized living.
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