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Posted by gary g ( on December 15, 1999 at 15:46:35:

In Reply to: post hoc ergo propter hoc posted by Ron Dorfman on December 15, 1999 at 14:16:34:

you posted:
"It may be that most if not all CHers have some addiction, but so do most if not all non-CHers."

this is ONLY true if you buy the current line of psycobabble that calls ANYTHING one does more than is wise an addiction

to me, THAT idea is a VERY poor trend we are going thru, thanks to TV talk shows, the Hazelden Foundation, etc - -

there is a HUGE HUGE difference between "addiction" and "overindulgence"

but people LOVE being told they have an "addiction" because
1. that provides them with a pseudoexcuse for simple overindulgence (in anything)
2. that gives them an excuse to buy things - selfhelp books, aroma therapy, healing crystals, etc - the all-American addiction ! consumerism

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