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Old 02-13-2006, 05:55 PM   #1
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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!
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Hmmm .... I dunno. What's the next sentence?
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I even put that quote in a google search but the sentence always ends with just that quote.
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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.
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Ah well ... I ll wait till I go see my therapist on Monday and I will ask her about this. Thanks!
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thanks for the link i will read it when i get home from work tonight!
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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.
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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.
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