I'm reading this article with some healthy skepticism. One, it's from the Daily Mail. Two, those pictures seem to have a staged feel to me.
I know nothing of the Daily Mail... so I will say that the article seemed a little contrived. The two pictures were likely staged.
I'm asking as someone who is not a recovering addict, so take my questions/comments with a grain of salt.
No worries. Happy to answer.
Wouldn't the fact that you lean more dominant lead to this kind of treatment not working for you? After all, if you're not into being on that side of the slash, I can't see how it would release endorphins on an effective level anyway.
I am certainly no expert on addiction so take what I say in light of that fact. Treating addiction has to do with many different things, while this could play a part in it, no one is going to achieve sobriety based on someone beating their ass with a stick. As far as my dominance goes and not lending itself to this type of "treatment" I can assure you that I am being very objective with my statements. From what I have learned over the years, this type of thing cannot "cure" addiction, even if I was the subliest submissive to ever submit to subliness.
And it's not uncommon for people with addictions to replace them in a sense with other endorphin-producing activities. Weight lifting, for instance. I wouldn't see this kind of clinic as a sole path to sobriety, but one way of achieving that need.
I cannot speak for everyone, but those that seek to begin a healthy regimen of exercise, diet, etc. while trying to kick addiction has less to do with the endorphins as it does to fill the time the addict now finds empty because they are not using. An endorphin rush is quite temporary anyway... addicts are a bit more hardcore than that.
And in that case, it definitely wouldn't be true for everyone (especially not for a Dom.) But I don't think a one size fits all way to sobriety really works.
While true that there are many paths to sobriety and no one way is the twue way, there are some basic principles that are needed for good, solid recovery and that are common to all with addiction problems. The best way to get sober is the one that works for you.
I really don't see the need to fly to Siberia for it vs. the local dungeon (except maybe their insurance doesn't cover an actual pro-domme?), but hey, it fills a niche? Maybe Siberia actually has more of a need for this clinic as opposed to a new dungeon? Or maybe we've got it all wrong and this is just a dungeon for people who are really into a medical fetish roleplay?
If this is actually a clinic that deals with addiction recovery, then they are targeting a desperate clientele who need all the help they can get. Can it hurt their recovery? No. Will it cure the addiction? No. That they have claims to have some people who "may" have recovered due to their treatment is misleading at best, and very dangerous at worst.
I am deadly serious when it comes to my sobriety and recovery, I am even in the process of writing a book about it. That aside, my opinions about recovery are very strong, and that is why I posted what I did. Sobriety is a process of changing your way of thinking, and it is a process of changing your core behaviors, it is a drastic lifestyle change. Anything that can help along the way is fine with me, but it is just helping the addict cope. The real war is waged between your ears.
I hope I answered your questions. Feel free to ask more if you want.
< Message edited by Gauge -- 10/13/2014 5:09:56 PM >
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