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Old 10-05-2017, 07:57 AM   #12
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Default Re: [Basic] Disadvantage of the week: Addiction and Alcoholism

Originally Posted by TGLS View Post
It just seems peculiar that if a drug is legal, it suddenly becomes easier to quit...
A couple of thoughts:
If a drug is legal, it's not that much effort to stay a user; as a result some people will coast along as users even if it's not hard to quit.
If a drug is illegal, being a user takes dedication (something like Compulsive Thrill Seeking or COH: FSK The Authorities) if it's not particularly addictive.

In both cases "legal" implies "and enforced" - marijuana is still illegal in Canada until next July, but many jurisdictions have stopped enforcing the simple possession laws because of the pending decriminalization.
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