Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in the individual pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.
Addiction is characterized by impairment in behavioral control, craving, inability to consistently abstain, and diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.
I hear the President of the United States along with others continually referring to this Nation’s “addition to fossil fuels”.
Really President Obama??
I don’t see the American people, or at least not many of them, experiencing chronic brain disease with the associated behavioral manifestations from fossil fuels (those were the UK people weren’t they?) And I’m almost positive, if an American citizen was not permitted to use fossil fuels, their behaviour would certainly not deteriorate to point that would result in their death.
Successful programs dedicated to helping folks with addiction hinge on that first step of admitting one has a problem. Well, you have admitted this Mr. President, over and over and over and over and over again. And you utter the words “we need to tackle this”. Yet you consistently neglect to be specific about actions that you will take.
So in keeping with the chronic brain dysfunction apparently inherent in the ‘Nation’ as a result of the ‘disease of addiction’, the action steps need to be simple for those who ‘can’ still participate. I suggest the following:
- Fossil Fuels Anonymous
- A RED pill
- Cold Dinosaur
- Arrange Guest appearance/consult on the Dr. Spill Show
- Phone your friend Oprah Spillfrey
Call me if you need more help Mr. President.
Cindy, the 'C' of JCVdude :)