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Addiction Questions

Is Heroin more addictive than other drugs?

The answer is not as simple as yes or no because you are asking the wrong question. You should be asking is do drugs contain addictiveness like an orange contains vitamin C? The answer is no, they do not.

In the first chapter of The Freedom Model for Addictions it says:

“Here’s the truth: drugs don’t inherently contain “addictiveness” (see appendix D), and people have free will and can choose for themselves. Based on a thorough analysis of the available data provided by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and others, the fact is that more than 90% of people who have had a serious drug or alcohol problem at one time have moderated or quit and most did so on their own. (emphasis added) This statistic is well established by addiction research but, for obvious reasons, is rarely admitted or talked about by treatment providers. Addiction and recovery are made-up constructs that promote our society’s preoccupation with controlling others’ behaviors, not with helping individuals navigate through their chosen habits. Just like all those who have changed their substance use on their own, you are free to choose what’s best for you and your life.”

So, again, drugs do not contain addictiveness – you either prefer using them (for personal reasons) or you don’t (for personal reasons). All drugs are seen as equal in The Freedom Model – they are lifeless substances upon which the individual imbues value as they see fit.



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