posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 11:06 AM
In a SHTF scenario what addiction are you going to be dealing with?
Scenario: It's a bleak outlook on the news. The economy has tanked and you're fresh out of cigarettes and coffee. No soft drinks or beer are left
in the cooler and you're down to your last bags of tea. You're now watching, open jawed, as the news shows rioting as looters ransacking grocery
stores across your country. You have enough food for a month or more but all this excitement has your nerves in a twist. All your thinking now is
how you would love a drink and a cigarette to deal with the overwhelming depression and stress you're starting to feel.
You check your medicine drawer to see how long your nerve medication prescription will hold out. You find four pills which will get you as many days
but what about that fifth day and so on? The drug stores have been cleaned out also and no delivery is planned to restock them due to the rioting.
For some of you none of the above applies. You may not rely on caffeine, nicotine, prescription meds or even alcohol to cope with your daily lives
but don't get to smug yet. You'll have to deal with the people that are recently without their addictive provisions. They could have short
tempers, unwillingness to cooperate, or maybe mentally wrecked from what's happening all around them. You may not only have to gather your wit. You
may find yourself having to deal with many around you that have lost theirs.
My addiction is caffeine. Although I stopped soft drinks completely I still drink coffee daily. When I'm not drinking water I'm sucking down a
tea. I'm not looking forward to the headaches and crankiness of suddenly coming off caffeine and even sugar. Although this past year I've been
weening myself from these addictive things I do daily, I still have some progress to make.
I also know some addicts to illegal drugs. Maybe you do to. Those are going to be the hardest to deal with. A caffeine addiction isn't anything
like dealing with a (illicit drug name here) addiction.
So what's your addiction you may be fighting during a SHTF scenario? It may even be a family member, friend, or even neighbor you will have to deal
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