RedEye9 wrote on Oct 29, 2020, 18:48:
Is heroin addictive.
Yes, even heroin is addictive.
No it's not. Heroïn is used to treat patients ( under a different pharma brand name ) at the hospital. Once recovered, only a statistically insignificant minority develops an addiction and those that do are already prone to developing addictions or already had addictions prior to hospital admission.
It's the same drug...
Another landmark case are the Vietnam war soldiers who used vast quantities of drugs when stationed in Nam, once back in the states practically all of them stopped using, and again only a statistically insignificant minority developed an addiction to the drugs they were using in Nam and those that did were either already prone to developing addictions, already had an addiction prior to being stationed in Nam or suffered a deep trauma in Nam making them prone to developing an addiction.
How is it that using the drug does not mean causation of addiction? It's the same drug that's in the streets.
People can develop an addiction to FOOD in the same proportions ( and sometimes higher ) than "addictive" drugs. Is food more addictive than heroïn?
It's not the behavior ( gambling/sex ) or the substance ( drugs/food ) that is addictive, it's HOW AND WHY you gamble/have sex or use a drug and eat. It's all in the overall context.
Saying drugs are addictive has been proven to be a reductionist fallacy, you better deal with it.
That answer is now obvious to scientist experts in the field like Maté. And if you'd just take the time ( and I know you didn't otherwise you wouldn't be in full blown science denial despite being given the science consensus material ) to review the material, you'd finally transition, as the scientific community transitioned a while back to the new consensus.
Culture and people not in the science community often lags behind in these cases, even more so in the case of cultures that built some of their pillars on the kind of outdated info that reinforces the previous consensus biases on certain subjects.
You got all the evidence you need in the link I sent, you have the best, most renowned and acclaimed scientist's name in this field and you know what the new consensus is. You have all the info at this point to make the transition as the scientific community did years ago.
I'm not gonna try to convince you any further, I don't need to, you can either still believe in flat earth, or you can update to the present. Your choice.