|Random & Fun / 3:44 AM - Sunday October 30, 2011|
Do you think addiction is a choice or a disease?
I just left a relationship with an alcoholic. It was sad because he was such a good-hearted, bright, creative, amazing person, but when he would drink, he turned into a monster. He'd black out and curse at me, threaten me and say such awful things that I just couldn't take it anymore. It runs in his family - almost all his family members have some form of addiction. He cried to me and said he wished more than anything he could stop, but that he couldn't unless he got help. I encouraged him to go to treatment but I don't know if he ever did. I hear people say addiction or alcoholism is a lifestyle choice, but the more I think about it, I'm not so sure...
- Asked by Female, 26-28
I personally think it's not a choice, but rather a disease..No one can help him, unless he wants it.. I was married to a drug addict & eventually became an enabler.. It's good that u left before things started getting serious...
For some it is an addiction based on genes and for others it is a lifestyle choice due to events in their life.