The Words of an Addict.

I used to do drugs. I still do drugs. But I used to, too.” ~ Mitch Hedberg

Does any of the following sound familiar?

  • When I am anxious I feel like I need to have a cigarette.
  • Having a cigarette calms me down.
  • Having a cigarette cheers me up.
  • Having a cigarette just makes me feel good.
  • After a meal is when I really need a cigarette.
  • I can’t go a day without a cigarette. If I do, I get moody and irritable.
  • I am not addicted to cigarettes. I can quit when I want to. I just enjoy it and don’t feel the need to deprive myself of something I like.
  • I am aware of the of how detrimental to my health cigarettes are but you’ve got to die of something.

Have you heard friends, family, coworkers, or even yourself say these words? Do you agree that these are the words of someone addicted to a drug? What if I told you that when I originally wrote this, instead of the word “cigarette” I used the word “sugar” but swapped it out to prove a point. Sugar is a drug, people. A very very addictive drug.

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