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Talked Into Addiction and/or Illness

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Restless28, May 28, 2012.

  1. Restless28

    Restless28

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    I'm beginning to think that we are talked into addiction and/or illness for the benefit of treatment providers.

    What say you?
     
  2. juggy4711

    juggy4711 Nimrod Son

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    No money in cures. I have close family and friends that have been "treated" with meds that have done nothing for them. ADD meds, statins and a lot of such things are terrible for people even when they seem to work. I would encourage folks to try just about every other method of treatment before I would take such meds. Same with diet and low fat foods.
     

  3. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    Are you implying that the noble medical and mental health professionals would stoop to filling their coffers with lies?

    You would be correct, especially in the mental health arena.
    If you aren't sick, they can't charge an insurance company a fortune to treat you, no?
    So, make up illnesses, widen the customer base, new Mercedes and a four-week vacation in the Bahamas.
     
  4. recycooler

    recycooler 9-11-2001

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    My wife works at a treatment center in the admissions dept.You can't just walk in. There is a bunch hoops to get through just to get looked at. I think people think they can walk right in to treatment places and get help. Detox maybe a little easier usually the po po help you get in there. There has been a marked increase since the economy crapped out.Too much free time on peoples hands. Could the centers be tilting the assessments toward being addicted? Maybe. There is alot of state and fed money put into the funding, a good amount of people has pissed away all they have by the time they or someone they care for is trying to get them in. You asked.:supergrin:

    To keep this GT related she carries a G19 RTF2 with gills
     
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  5. happy seal

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    Are they telling you that you need to go bye bye for a month or two? :whistling:
     
  6. *ASH*

    *ASH* in hell everyone loves popcorn

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    here we go again
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  7. Restless28

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    Not hardly. Just look at all the pharma ads and treatment commercials.
     
  8. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 GTDS Platinum Member

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    I can't tell you what I think because I would get an infraction.

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  9. Paul53

    Paul53 Geezer Boomer

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    Depends on whether you see yourself as a victim or not.
     
  10. GLWyandotte

    GLWyandotte Señor Member

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    People who have never dealt with Mental Illness somehow are unable to grasp the concept of it being an actual disease with measurable deficiencies in Serotonin levels among other things.
    There's charlatains in every field and more where there's more money to be made.
     
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    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Was this from the Naked Gun 33 1/3 :supergrin:









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  12. Just1More

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    If they tell you what you are enough times, sooner or later you start believing it. There's big money behind it.
     
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  13. JohnBT

    JohnBT NRA Benefactor

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    So you believe it doesn't exist and everybody is really sane and healthy? Are you nuts?
     
  14. John's 26

    John's 26

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    Well, from what I've read, if you drink more than 4 alcoholic beverages within a couple of hours, you are a "binge drinker". What about having a few beers while watching the game. Or 2 (heavier on the)... Jack and waters while relaxing after work. Seems like they keep lowering the bar (no pun intended) on what constitutes over-indulging.

    Same with weight. According to a chart I was looking at while visiting my doctor, at 5'9" and 190 lbs, I'm boaderline obese? WTF...:dunno:

    John