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Addicted To Pleasure: Sugar (BBC)

If you have time, this documentary is filled with interesting history and insights.

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Addicted To Pleasure: Sugar (BBC). If you have time, this documentary is filled with interesting history and insights.
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Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, July 25, 2013 8:50:40 PM
@ Turdburglar: Thanks. No worries on the tone. It's good to be reminded that opiates have destroyed the lives of many people who were convinced they were somehow immune to addiction.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3713 Posts
Thursday, July 25, 2013 8:20:59 PM

squrilz - don't believe your own "non addictive personality" motto. It`s true that certain things just don`t appeal to you. Then you try opium and your world will change. Even if, by the miracle of "god", you don`t develop a full blown addiction...The pleasure you experience can change your life for the worse. Nothing in life will be able to match the experience, which leaves you with a sense that "something is missing" from things you should normally enjoy. My generation ( mostly the generation after mine) has enjoyed the OXY epidemic. A pain killer based off opium like heroin. I know many people who have lost their life to that chemical. Even if you don`t die, you loose the ability to experience happiness, which isn`t far from death.

Sorry about getting serious with you, but if you ever find your self with the opportunity to try any opiate based drug...do yourself a favor and don`t count on your "non addictive personality".

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:14:14 PM
@ Turdburglar: LOL. I appear to have been blessed with a non-addictive personality, but crack and meth are too scary to even contemplate.

One of the other documentaries in this series from the BBC is on opium. I'll submit that soon. It was awesome. TBH, it made me want to try it and see what Coleridge`s Pleasure Dome was all about. I doubt I ever will, though. I`ve had an opiate-based painkiller once, and it was a fantastic feeling, that`s for sure.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3713 Posts
Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:06:38 PM

Yes, that's true squirlz. However, my case is different. I have always despised any kind of chocolate, and almost all candy (unless I get really stoned, then I might have a piece.)

In a way I`m lucky that I have never needed willpower to stay away from sweets. On the other hand, it`s something I will never be able to enjoy. Oh well, there is always crack-cocaine!

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:49:57 AM
@ Turdburglar: I like dark chocolate (not milk chocolate) a lot, but very rarely eat it. As this documentary points out (and as Madduck stated), sugar is addictive. When I eat a concentrated dose of it (such as a piece of candy), I find it triggers cravings for more sugar in the hours and days ahead.

One phrase I really liked in the video was "reprogramming the palate." That aptly describes what I've observed. If I steer clear of sugar and sweets, my desire to eat them fades and is, instead, replaced for cravings for healthier things, like fruits and vegetables.

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