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Addiction is ugly. Its an epidemic in this nation. We are habitual creatures and we are living in strange environments in bad relationships with bad people and it pushes some people to the brink. We have to be very careful about where we get our pleasure, this day and age.
People are addicted to all sorts of things:
And plenty of other things. Some addictions are acceptable in our societal view so those addicted to, say, the gym dont get the flack that a smoker gets. It’s clear that humans need a time of release to deal with all the stress of life.
What is SITREP when dealing with addiction?
If you are Addicted Break it NOW!
It’s vitally important that you deal with your own addictions if you are in such a position. Despite your preps, if you are addicted you will lose everything and you will be taken advantage of. That is not the position you want to be in.
Remember, its one day at a time and only you can break that addiction. If someone can hold your addiction over your head in SHTF, well, you are basically powerless.
Stockpile Some Popular Proclivities
On the opposite side of the spectrum, store some things like beer, hard liquor, cigarettes and other addictive proclivities. These will make a huge difference in terms of what you can barter for. Cigarettes to a person who hasn’t had one in a while will look like the most valuable thing on the planet.
While it might not feel great to take advantage of addicts in the barter, just understand that we all have a choice in this. We all know what’s coming and to break that dependence is crucial.