I just saw a post that said being a crackhead was not a disease, because 'How do you go outside and catch crackhead'
So, let me clear things up for anyone who may be asking themselves this question:
Sexually transmitted diseases are brought on by actions you enact, they are still diseases.
Cancer can be brought on by smoking, also a choice you enact. Cancer is still a disease.


Your actions are not what define what a disease is, and many diseases are brought on by your actions, they are still diseases.
You fundamentally misunderstanding what makes a disease, a disease; does not stop those diseases from being a disease.

For further reference: Disease is defined not only as a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury, but also as a particular quality, habit, or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or group of people. And THAT my friends, is why being addicted to drugs IS a disease. Thank you.

Show thread
Sign in to participate in the conversation

Recently, the handling of online defamation has become a hot topic on many mass media as well as social media channels. News Article for Reference: https://www.jiji.com/sp/article?k=2020052500387 In response to these reports, it is expected that lawsuits and disclosure requests will become more publicly known; and government agencies will order stricter enforcement in addition to tightening regulations. However, under the current state of Japan, we will not be able to handle the increase of such administrative burdens and will have trouble dealing with it appropriately. Thus, we have decided to stop providing our service on mstdn.jp and mastodon.cloud starting June 30, 2020. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding on the matter.