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Addictive behavior personal study.

Addiction and other mind/body flaws.

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This old link on smoking at science daily.

Acetaldehyde, one of the main chemical components of tobacco smoke, appears to increase the addictive properties of nicotine, according to animal studies conducted by the UC Irvine Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (TTURC).

It is my opinion, given the nature of the process of smoking and it’s prevalence in the form smoking that there is additional addictive incentive chemically in the process of smoking that is not present in the simple use of nicotine. This study seems to suggest one of the associated factors. It is my conjecture that the understanding of the process of addiction has focussed on methods that stop addiction, which is mind control in my opinion. The process of reasoning and living is centered around the ideas of ‘addiction’. By destroying the pleasure reinforcement within the brain, one destroys the process which creates personality.

This is my ongoing study into this matter. and below is a list of chemicals I am studying in that process. The mere fact that modification of morphine enhances it’s addictive and analgesic effect so greatly seems to imply that minor changes in any number of compounds can change their effect and the chemistry of smoking needs to be isolated to factors that can be tested. Fentanyl is an example of how much more powerful a drug can be with modification, either accidental or purposeful. LSD-25 shows that even very small quantities of psychoactive compounds can produce profound and even ‘permanent’ effects.

New directions to explore

I intend to isolate these chemical compounds in sub sets and determine what if any results come from the combined sets in practice. Obviously I cannot cover all possible combinations as this is 400 (factorial) [1] and a virtual infinity. I need to select potential candidates and test if they suggest a direction to solution of this issue. I will play a little mental Monte Carlo with the possible solutions.

Monte Carlo methods are a class of computational algorithms that rely on repeated random sampling to compute their results. Monte Carlo methods are often used when simulating physical and mathematical systems. Because of their reliance on repeated computation and random or pseudo-random numbers, Monte Carlo methods are most suited to calculation by a computer. Monte Carlo methods tend to be used when it is infeasible or impossible to compute an exact result with a deterministic algorithm.

[ 1 ] 450 factorial is 1.7 × 10 to the 1,000 power.

*list stored externally*


May 10, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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