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    Kicking prostitution
    Sex trade an addiction that's hard to break

    By ANDREW HANON, SUN MEDIA

    So says Lauren Casey, a Victoria, B.C., researcher, advocate and former prostitute.

    She says there must be specialized rehab for people addicted to a lifestyle that's built around fast, easy money, living on the edge and the heady rush of power over others.

    Casey is in Edmonton talking to local cops, social workers and health-care professionals about the Sex Workers Addressing Treatment program, which she developed with B.C. social worker Barbara Smith.

    "We need to focus on sex-work-specific issues," she said yesterday at a seminar at the Alberta Avenue community hall.

    SWAT, she explained, is intended to explode the myths about the sex trade and help people trapped in the habit-forming cycle of prostitution. It's the first of its kind in Canada, with test programs launched at rehab centres in Kelowna and Victoria.

    The program is designed to recognize "the distinct culture of sex work and the impact that it has on the people who work in the industry."

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    Her research found that, by far, most women go into it for the fast money, and it's that easy cash that becomes the most addictive part.

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    Casey also found that one of the biggest reasons people go back to the sex trade after leaving is boredom.

    The struggle of living on a budget, without the adrenalin rush and excitement that goes with the business, can lead them to relapse.
    SWAT.......*snort*.........I'm sorry. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    SWAT.......*snort*.........I'm sorry. LOL!

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    Every Congress critter should have to be licenced as hookers because they sure are street walking whores.

    Just Wave a few buck at them and they come running.The problem with those critters is they are all liars and tell big stories about what they are going to do for America and in reality its what they do for themselves .

    Once the get in your car they never get out and you have to haul their sorry asses everywhere with you .

    They consume over half of whatever you earn and you never have any real satisfaction from them.They form secret little clubs and huddle all together with the other Whores in office to screw us again and again with their taxes.

    They have just managed the largest single screw job in American history royally putting it too America leaving us and our kids with a social disease for years to come and these whores are all still in office.What a country and what a bunch of damn fools we all are too !

    I sometimes wonder what our old Boston American rebellious ancestors would do about what's happening to our country these days or again What Thomas Jefferson would council us to do ??
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    My name is Cold Warrior, and I have an addiction.


    Hi Cold Warrior.
    I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
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    I have heard of SEX ADDICTION. And yes, it's very real.
    The brain releases pleasure chemicals during sexual encounters.
    The body can get hooked. So can the thought process.

    But I have never heard of hooking being addictive.

    It sounds like they are saying the money is addictive, but not the 'working for it' part.

    That's two different elements.
    If leftists didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyOldLady View Post
    I have heard of SEX ADDICTION. And yes, it's very real.
    The brain releases pleasure chemicals during sexual encounters.
    The body can get hooked. So can the thought process.

    But I have never heard of hooking being addictive.

    It sounds like they are saying the money is addictive, but not the 'working for it' part.

    That's two different elements.
    It's called wellfare payments aka free money !
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    You rang, Ms. G? :D

    I've personally known many prostitutes in my life and the article makes a good point. However, like all such observations, it generalizes over a wide range of motivations and personal situations, imposing a thin veneer of "morality." High end escorts can easily knock back $250k per year (most of which they "avoid paying taxes on"). That's a lot of money for a young woman and they do become used to it. It becomes difficult to give up and while many enter the profession thinking they will just do it for a few months, often they end up doing it for many years. Not that that's necessarily bad.

    Prostitution is like professional sports. Young people, based upon their physical attributes, suddenly make massive amounts of money (relattively) and don't always necessarily use it wisely. Those who don't end up playing the game late into their careers, making less and less money. Those who do understand to put the money to good use, often "play" for 10 years or so and retire very comfortably. I've known both types.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
    High end escorts can easily knock back $250k per year (most of which they "avoid paying taxes on").
    Dammit man! I wish I knew that ten years ago!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Dammit man! I wish I knew that ten years ago!
    It's never too late in life to pursue one's dreams! :D
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    I play too much video games. I have a video game addiction. I watch too much television. I have a television addiction. I drink too much soda. I have a soda addiction. I use the internet too much. I have an internet addiction.

    Man, do I need to go get myself in rehab. That or I could, maybe... control myself? Yeah, maybe I could, I dunno... use self control and take responsibility for my own actions instead of blaming it on a nonexistent uncontrollable problem? Just a thought...
    I'll add something signature worthy later...
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    I've personally known many prostitutes in my life and the article makes a good point.
    ....CW, that's like saying the Titanic was a rather large boat.
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