Can You Be Addicted to NOT Taking Drugs?

Philip Dhingra
Philosophistry
Published in
2 min readMar 17, 2023

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Credit: Hal Gatewood

The short answer is yes.

Consider these statements:

  • “I don’t know. My mind feels more clear.”
  • “Honestly, I just feel more alive.”
  • “This is my body, and I can do what I want with it.”

These could be the words of a cocaine addict, but they could also be of someone who refuses to take their…

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Philip Dhingra
Philosophistry

Author of Dear Hannah, a cautionary tale about self-improvement. Learn more: philipkd.com