Addiction Fallacies

Addiction holds its position in our life through misconceptions, fallacies and illusions. To quit any addiction, you have to strip away the misconceptions, fallacies and illusions and see truth.

To break misconceptions, fallacies and illusions draw up a list and look seriously at what you consider the benefits of the habit.

You may drink coffee to stay awake. In reality, your body is so use to running on caffeine; it needs it to be normal. You may think cigarettes are an enjoyable activity. In reality, the enjoyment comes from satisfying an addiction. You may feel the need to smoke when under pressure. In reality, your nerves are so affected by nicotine that any pressure sets them off. You may believe that you will gain weight if you quit smoking. In reality, when you quit smoking food will taste better which is a good thing. You may believe that if you quit smoking you will turn into a raving maniac for two days. In reality, it only takes two days to get through the worst part of this addiction. You may believe that you have more fun after a few drinks. In reality, your fun with alcohol is destroying the body, costing money and making you feel bad in the morning. You may believe that cocaine is exciting. In reality, you are so desperate for a thrill that you are willing to make dangerous alterations to the chemistry of your body. You may believe that chocolate is one of your few pleasures in life. In reality, if chocolate is your only pleasure, it is time to be adventurous.

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4 Responses to Addiction Fallacies

  1. sara says:

    I’ve been drinking juice in the mornings only for 4 1/2 days and water the rest. I cheated this after noon just a little. I ate a small bowl noodles and veggies about 1 1/2 Cups all together. I wouldn’t have done that if I know it would ruin my results and cause me to have to start completely over, however, I want to know if it is good just to continue or if I stymied my cleanse. I wasn’t starving anymore I just wanted those veggies so bad!!!!

  2. sara says:

    Continuing my last entry, I’m not actually addicted to a drug. I just happened to be on this page. I’ve also been running 2.4 miles a day. I’m 5’4″ at about 115 so I don’t weigh much. Will my results be faster because I’m not large and the lack of calories since I only drink about 1 1/2 cups of apple juice a day? I have some injuries that are already healing. My bunion pain has gone away even though I’m running and wearing heals. My achelies tendons don’t bother me anymore and my arches don’t hurt either. Aren’t these the results of someone who has been on a long juice fast? Not someone who finished a 4 1/2 day fast. Can a body not get a full clease even by cheating lightly once a week on something healthy on a 20 to 30 day cleanse? I don’t know how that works.

    • Tom Coghill says:
      Tom Coghill

      Hi Sara,
      Very few people get the rapid healing you are experiencing. So be thankful as those results are usually after 10 to 20 days of fasting. Yes you could eat once a week on a 20 to 30 day cleanse. It will slow the detox but with your body’s rapid healing response, that will not be a factor.