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Overcoming Addiction(s)
« on: July 31, 2016, 11:53:14 PM »

My first thought to be on the chopping block we call criticism. Here goes:

If I can no longer see myself as a (insert addiction here) smoker, then I will stop smoking (said addiction).


help with this please someone who's not afraid to speak up and speak out.

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Re: Overcoming Addiction(s)
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 05:16:42 PM »

I've never really been addicted to anything that's recognisably dangerous. Mostly it's just gaming and chocolate, and that kind of thing...which...well no one really says anything about, except that you need to 'change your life', sometimes.

But I do think one of the things about addiction is if it stops being actually about the experience and more about the habit, that's when it becomes an addiction. For instance, if I like to have chocolate after a meal, and eventually I get into the habit of having chocolate after a meal...that's not so great.

So, like I would be having breakfast then feeling like having chocolate after it, which...isn't that bad,  but the bad part about it, is that when I had the chocolate I wasn't really experiencing it or enjoying it especially, and once it was over I didn't think about it any more. I didn't think "mmm...that was delicious", I just moved on. I think that's when it becomes pointless...because you start something because it feels good or tastes nice or whatever it is...and then it becomes...something that just happens.

And what's the point in that?

It's hard even when the substance isn't addictive to change your habits, but one thing I've found is if I just move on to the next thing and exit the area where I would have had the experience (e.g. go upstairs, instead of hanging around the kitchen), my lazy mind and body just kind of leave it alone. It does pull at me a bit, but after a while I've found I've forgotten about it entirely.

Then I can just have that experience deliberately and purposely, and enjoy it in the moment.

Sure, that doesn't exactly help you cut down or quit your habit, or so you might think...but after a while you might find you're starting to do it less, because the 'hit' is more when you resist it a little, so you can enjoy it more later. And find that as you have more control over it, if you decide you don't want to do it anymore, it's easier to walk away from it.

I hope that helps a little. Good luck with it!


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Re: Overcoming Addiction(s)
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 11:59:47 AM »

no smoking

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Re: Overcoming Addiction(s)
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 05:21:07 PM »

i'm addicted to smoking since late HS, lasted for about 2 year.  cheesy
not a heavy one, maybe once a day or two except when i stressed out.  undecided
but after a series of coughing up blood  *bleeed* i stop.
btw, i'm a closet smoker so, don't tell anyone ok Wink

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Re: Overcoming Addiction(s)
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2016, 01:53:02 AM »

arara.. me see what you did there...

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