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thinbefore40
02-13-2006, 06:55 PM
I am reading about sugar addiction vs. drug addiction, I am wondering what does this statement mean "'The difference between sugar addiction and narcotic addiction is largely one of degree? :?: Thank you! I am a recovering drug addict and sugar is like crack to me!


srmb60
02-13-2006, 07:42 PM
Hmmm .... I dunno. What's the next sentence?

thinbefore40
02-13-2006, 07:51 PM
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=50459&highlight=sugar+addiction


srmb60
02-13-2006, 08:05 PM
I even put that quote in a google search but the sentence always ends with just that quote.
Degree???

srmb60
02-13-2006, 08:25 PM
There's some interesting thoughts here
http://www.drugtext.org/library/articles/becker02.htm
It's killer complicated but at least I found a reference.

thinbefore40
02-13-2006, 08:26 PM
Ah well ... I ll wait till I go see my therapist on Monday and I will ask her about this. Thanks! :) ;)

thinbefore40
02-13-2006, 08:26 PM
thanks for the link i will read it when i get home from work tonight! :)

mousie
02-13-2006, 08:28 PM
The impression I got was that narcotic addiction tends to create "more intense" cravings and "more intense" effects on the body, whereas sugar addiction can [more easily] be controlled.

Dunno if I'm right, though. ;)

JayEll
02-13-2006, 10:09 PM
It's not phrased very clearly, is it? I think what it means, is that sugar and narcotics are both addictive, but the difference is the severity of the addiction and withdrawal. The phrases "to a greater degree" and "to a lesser degree" kind of mean this.

Narcotics are worse I would guess--but sugar does have that addictive quality to it. You have some, you want more, you have withdrawal when you stop.