posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 12:09 PM
Originally posted by Binder
reply to post by TransplantedArkansan
...ADHD, I control it with a lot of self discipline, and a little bit of medication.... The not smoking as much when you are busy is a clue to me.
I'm not trying to say you have ADHD, but it might bear looking at. All addiction, and complusive behavior has its base in the dopamine cycle.
Nicotein makes more dopamine basically on a very simplified level.... People with ADHD, and compulsivity, depression etc... usually have a dopamine
imbalance. Smoking is a form of self medication. Along with most other forms of substance abuse.
...Also find more things that engage you, and make you happy, and do them. You'll find that you smoke less just because of the psychological
satisfaction of engaging in something enjoyable, and replace that nicotein supply of dopamine with the good old naturally acquired stuff.
Andi-drug-rant re ADHD etc:
Translation: 95% of ADHD is bunk designed to sell deadly drugs without recognizing the individual needs for exercise and stimulation. And here a
nurse saying ADHD might be relevant to smoking habbit and ADHD drugging " might bear looking at."... watch your "A-baby"! That was the
sugar-coated version from a nurse whos willing enough to remove the $ from her mouth to post here, but she's still got some of the standard education
Kids get that done to them the worst with the least ability to push back with common sense. Especially if their parents aren't inclined to oppose
school/Dr pushers. The system is quiet biased to push the drugs too. Telling kids to sit still for 8 hours/day and then drugging the ones who act
out is in my mind quite CRIMINAL - but sooo many do it.
When I was in K-4 I was board stiff, and didn't understand the social dynamics. My teachers didn't see me that way and had my parents get me a
hearing test because I "wasn't listening". After a 4th test dad said WTF son? I said I was board cause the teacher wasn't teaching anything. He
asked if I tried answering when she called on me and I said I did but after 1 or 2 right answers she would just call on someone else - and they all
got the answers wrong.
Dad said hmmmmm and started coaching me how to "go along to get along". That meant being smarter than the teacher so forget about getting As, the
best grades were Bs because it would help "fit in". He also suggested in-my-seat leg exercises instead of just letting my leg shake or anything
visible. The few times I went for the As I saw 1st hand the other side of teachers too (envy the smart kid, try to make him comply with homework). I
never did any homework all the way through an MSEE in engineering. That pissed off my HS honors teach the most, an after that I did the hand-in
assignments that affected grades while missing more test questions on the tests (on purpose).
My honor math teacher actually cheated my grade and got caught doing it. The principle fixed part of it but 3 years later the SOB had my sister and
kept her after school every day and she cried every night. There really is an aspect called "envy" and the "Aspies" and "hyper" kids have good
aspects that can be held up as though they're symptoms of a condition they don't have.
In college I Signals 1 class I had the best average going into the final - and aced the final but got an F. When i saw the teacher and went over the
test he was content to find tiny errors and grade-down while he gave the rest of the class passing grades. So once again I got grade-cheated. It
happens. My Dad's advice worked the rest of the time, there were enough confirming experiences to prove it.
The drug-first for ADHD affecting 10% of the kids these days would surly have been difficult to oppose if the school environment were like it is these
dayz. Parents, please don't let that happen to your children! And don't buy into dopamine/balance psycho-bull suggesting drugs in adulthood when
all ya need is a little self-discipline to change foods and do things like REDUCING a smoking habit back down to an occasional smoking treat. Don't
forget 1/2 the USA is "on something" and the most popular is OPIUM based medications - including the ADHD and behavior realms. I've had close
friends die from OPIUM both legal/illegal and its not pretty seeing someone's "chemical romance" kill them.
If you don't think the go-along to get along advice is necessary for your kids - then go lookup youtube about "full brain education" for "3rd
grade". OMG that's horrible how the education system has become an indoctrination system (IMHO).