Addictions

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  1. freeandfun1
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    Are addictions handicaps?
     
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    Yes, but recoverable ones.

    They are the only self-induced handicap in which one can correct on their own or with help.

    Example:

    I am hypoglycemic, and therefore addicted to sugar.

    Scientifically, it has the same effect in my system as alcohol to an alcoholic. -Only several times STRONGER.

    I am sugar free for the last 12+ years or so.

    Handicaps or not, understanding toward a person with an addiction is required, but NOT a lack of responsibility in trying to solve the problem.
     
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    I quit smoking but I got to wondering when watching a TV show. In the show a guy missed his flight because he was outside smoking. He had gone back out of security to smoke while waiting on the flight. Well, when he tried to get back inside, the security line was so long, he missed his flight.

    Long story short - if smoking, which is an addiction, is a handicap, then shouldn't the airports put smoking lounges back inside the airport to accomodate the handicapped under the ADA?

    Sounds like a winable lawsuit to me!
     
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    I saw that show and I think the guy was full of BULLSHIT ! He hadn't even checked in yet !! He should have checked in then gone had a cig !! Even the desk clerk said that on the show ! He was a FUCKTARD !!!!
     
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    I guess it depends on the language.

    Of course, I am against the organization existing in the first place.

    :D
     
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    I could care less about that man. I am mostly just asking the question to show the absurdity of some of our laws.
     
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    What about the guy who was too drunk to get on the plane ?? Whats your opinion about that ? He admitted he was an alcoholic..
     
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    Then according to Newguys approach, he should have people wheel him onto a plane on a wheelchair, more or less. Sounds like being an addict wouldndt be so bad!
     
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    Addications? What? As long as I can bring my laptop with me, I'm happy. :p:
     
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    No, according to MY approach, he wouldn't have ANY EXCUSES.

    Do you want to try re-reading my posts?

    I don't make excuses for my own correctable behavior, nor anyone elses.

    I also don't make excuses for your inability to understand what I clearly posted.
     

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