Can Being an Addict Be a Good Thing?
Addiction is typically seen as being a bad thing but is it possible to take the negative aspects of addiction and transform them into something positive? This video explores this idea. Watch
Shallowhorn, K. (2013, February 21). Can Being an Addict Be a Good Thing?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, June 6 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/debunkingaddiction/2013/02/can-being-an-addict-be-a-good-thing
Author: Karl Shallowhorn, MS, CASAC
Karl is well-meaning, but his argument really is not well developed. He seems to be describing taking a passion, energy, or obsession with something and changing the object of that toward something healthier. But obsessions for "healthier things" like exercise, eating, sleeping, watching TV, or relationships is what defines these activities as not healthy either. You could have taken this theme and made it work, but it would have required a more edited and thoughtful approach. Good try Karl