[ExI] addiction

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 15:56:54 UTC 2022

On Thu, Apr 7, 2022 at 7:17 AM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> I do not accept that voluntary control of anything is lost except in brain
> damage.  bill w

Then think of addiction as a form of brain damage.  A slow, subtle,
insidious sort that typically takes months to develop - as opposed to
sudden trauma like getting a railroad spike through the brain - but still.

Given the brain structure changes and neurochemicals involved, there are
quite a few people who consider addiction to be a form of brain damage.
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