[FairfieldLife] RE: Another Interesting Take on Addiction

2014-02-08 Thread s3raphita
Re I'm pretty right wing when it comes to this stuff, I admit it.: It's funny how people feel the need to apologise for being right wing. I regard both wings as equally deluded. (My heroes are maverick outsiders - but paradoxically a society of radical individualists would be a healthier

[FairfieldLife] RE: Another Interesting Take on Addiction

2014-02-08 Thread awoelflebater
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote: Re I'm pretty right wing when it comes to this stuff, I admit it.: It's funny how people feel the need to apologise for being right wing. I regard both wings as equally deluded. (My heroes are maverick outsiders - but

[FairfieldLife] RE: Another Interesting Take on Addiction

2014-02-08 Thread s3raphita
Re I would hate for anyone to call me right wing: A European right-wing conservative would have views far closer to a typical American Democrat than to a Republican. Eg, the right for a woman to be able to opt for an abortion is almost universally accepted over here. But I would never label

[FairfieldLife] RE: Another Interesting Take on Addiction

2014-02-08 Thread awoelflebater
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote: Re I would hate for anyone to call me right wing: A European right-wing conservative would have views far closer to a typical American Democrat than to a Republican. Eg, the right for a woman to be able to opt for an abortion is

[FairfieldLife] RE: Another Interesting Take on Addiction

2014-02-08 Thread s3raphita
By the way Ann, re your recent photo upload: that's a splendid hound you have. I'm jealous. I am more of a cat lover myself but all domestic animals are endlessly fascinating. Much more enjoyable and rewarding than a colour TV! Those who do TM are supposed to keep pets out of the room when they

[FairfieldLife] RE: Another Interesting Take on Addiction

2014-02-08 Thread awoelflebater
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote: By the way Ann, re your recent photo upload: that's a splendid hound you have. I'm jealous. I am more of a cat lover myself but all domestic animals are endlessly fascinating. Much more enjoyable and rewarding than a colour TV!

[FairfieldLife] RE: Another Interesting Take on Addiction

2014-02-07 Thread s3raphita
The brain produces endorphins - endogenous morphine - naturally. I've wondered if some peoples' brains produce less of the goodies than others' which would make those deficient in endorphins more likely to succumb to opiate addiction. Never seen any discussion on the topic. But, that said,

[FairfieldLife] RE: Another Interesting Take on Addiction

2014-02-07 Thread awoelflebater
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote: The brain produces endorphins - endogenous morphine - naturally. I've wondered if some peoples' brains produce less of the goodies than others' which would make those deficient in endorphins more likely to succumb to opiate

[FairfieldLife] RE: Another Interesting Take on Addiction

2014-02-07 Thread s3raphita
Re I have read something related to this.: Yes, that sounds like the same territory I was suggesting. The problem with heroin addicts is that it's too late to investigate their natural production of endorphins when they're already hooked as their chemical self-regulation has already been shot.

[FairfieldLife] RE: Another Interesting Take on Addiction

2014-02-07 Thread s3raphita
Re I have read something related to this.: Yes, that sounds like the same territory I was suggesting. The problem with heroin addicts is that it's too late to investigate their natural production of endorphins when they're already hooked as their chemical self-regulation has already been shot.

[FairfieldLife] RE: Another Interesting Take on Addiction

2014-02-07 Thread awoelflebater
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, s3raphita@... wrote: Re I have read something related to this.: Yes, that sounds like the same territory I was suggesting. The problem with heroin addicts is that it's too late to investigate their natural production of endorphins when they're already