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    Default what is psychological predisposition?

    what is psychological predisposition? does this mean that anyone who abuses opiates is an addict? or, does it mean that some people can abuse opiates, but never become a true addict, because they don't have the psychological predisposition, withdraw from them and never again have cravings to go back on them?

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    Deb,
    to me it means that you have a better or increased chances of becoming a addict.. That is what i think it means.. But i could be wrong..

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    That's pretty much it.

    "It takes what it takes"

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    could you guys be a little more specific in addressing my post? thanks. love, deb

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    Deb,
    it means that basically your ODDS OF BECOMING a addict are MORE then the person who is NOT predisposed..It is like your born to inherit the problem through your family members that may of been addicts.. And other people who do not have no addiction in there genes are less likly to become addicts..
    Just like any other thing that is heriditery... If your parents have it, you are more likely to get it at one point in your life..Then someone who was born to parents without the diaease


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    does this mean that anyone who abuses opiates in large amounts, for long periods of time is an ALWAYS an addict? or, does it mean that some people can abuse large amounts of opiates for long periods of time, and never become a "true addict" because they don't have the "psychological predisposition", therefore, can withdraw from them, and never have cravings to go back to them?

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    No Deb,
    It means that it runs in the family and you are born with odds that you will be a addict.. It has nothing to do with how much or how long.. It means that the addiction is more then likely to effect that person..

    If you not presisposed, your more then likely NOT ever going to even be a addict atleast the odds are better since your borm to parents who were not addicts.. It has to do with heritary and genes and NOTHING TO DO WITH when you use...OR the amounts... if you still do not understand, I will think of a better way to explina..

    Say you had a heart condition, and got pregrant.. The child would have a beter chance of having the same condition because the parents did..

    Say yu got pregant with NO conditions, then your child would be borm with no chance of having any major problems..Because none was passed down..

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    sheri, so if there are no addicts in hubby's family??? what does that mean? just curious, that's all. definately have NOT changed my mind about anything. it's an interesting subject. thanks for always being there! love, deb

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    psychological predispostion is different from genetic predispositon. if you are psychologically predisposed one may have an addictive personality, or compulsive by abusing many substances.......one does not have to be either in order to be addicted to or physically dependant on opiates. the fact is using them for say a month or two is enough for dependence. if they are used improperly for a high, such as grinding, snorting, shooting, taking more than rxd, taking them for reasons other than physical pain etc. then that is addict behavior. There is a fine blurry line here i have learned, and the labels dont help much..there is no doubt your husband is at the least dependant on opiates, and that in itself is tough enough to overcome. check out some of the detox posts... all i have to do is think about my pain doc and i start feeling anxious and jittery, then the cravings begin. Like i said in other posts ive tried many drugs and put them down....i dont consider myself to be psychologically predisposed to addiction, i just found opiates (specifically painkillers) will fix pretty much anything that ails you temporarily....opiates fill in the rough spots in life so you can coast with ease through lifes ups and downs, or fill a void in your life, thats what they did for me, they filled that empty feeling inside me....as long as you can get them that is. the thing is, there is something your husband may be overlooking in his theory, and that is that we all have one common trait between us here, we are all human. and disregarding all the labels like addict, dependant, predisposed, etc. we all have only human strength and human weakness.

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    Johnny, Well said

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    Yes Johnny, I liked that post and your definition. Thank YOu!
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    quote:Originally posted by Johnny
    [br]psychological predispostion is different from genetic predispositon. if you are psychologically predisposed one may have an addictive personality, or compulsive by abusing many substances.......one does not have to be either in order to be addicted to or physically dependant on opiates. <SNIP> ... your husband may be overlooking in his theory, and that is that we all have one common trait between us here, we are all human. and disregarding all the labels like addict, dependant, predisposed, etc. we all have only human strength and human weakness.
    Totally on target.

    Thanks for clearing this up for the confused (or perhaps in denial) people here.

    Your closing says it all.

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