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argument wit(in?) an addict - November 18th 2012, 08:54 AM

I'm so unhappy when I'm sober.

Pretty good indicator that I have a problem.

Or that I have a solution that society does't accept. And who cares what anyone else thinks or decides to "accept, this is my life and I'm going to live it beautifully, in every shade of beautiful, overly beautiful, even, that's just a part of what I genuinely believe in. It should follow that it's also, for this reason, naturally a part of how I live.

Yep, there's no reasoning with me, because obviously I am indeed hooked.

Or else, I'm perfectly reasonable or right because that's the only reason one should be unable to point it in the direction of another thing altogether with with perfectly reasonable statements to the contrary

...like a fish, I mean I must be totally hooked to really be thinking like that anyway, I mean really, you just... you should always be able to be sober, you shouldn't feel like you need this/COLOR]

Says who?

Blahh. So this is my current back-and-forth. Not sure if it's at all followable. It's just really troubling because I do find myself incredibly unhappy, and faced with the very honest speculation that what I'm doing is extremely unhealthy and, the also very honest speculation that this is just how I need to be, to be okay, and it's really all good, it's actually just what I need, however widely unaccepted.

"This cosmic dance
of bursti
ng decadence and withheld permissions
twists all our arms colle
but if sweetn
ess can win, and it can,
then I'll sti
ll be here tomorrow
to hig
h-five you yesterday, my friend.

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(Adventure Time)


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Re: argument wit(in?) an addict - December 2nd 2012, 09:16 AM

Hey Lux

Often in life, when we have to make decisions, we can choose from two paths- The one that is easy and looks beautiful and the other which is difficult and full of thorns. The truth about both these paths is that they are disguised. What you get at the end of the easy path is a life full of sorrow. But at the end of the difficult path is the life full of happiness that you have been searching for. The things that you are addicted to, they may seem like an easy path to take. But in reality, they are your enemies pretending to be your friend, backstabbing you with every passing second and leaving you more and more miserable with every passing moment. They may give you temporary relief, but they are only increasing your problems.

This is not about what society thinks is acceptable. This is about the consequences that you will have to deal with. Lets start with the most obvious, physical effects. Take a look at this. The more addicted you get, your unhappiness increases. That is the truth about addiction. It makes you sadder.

It is not just your life that an addiction affects. It affects the life of all your family and friends too. You do have a right to live your life the way you want to, but you can't ignore the fact that there are many other lives associated with you which are getting affected. Take a look at this, this and this. Do you still think that this is affecting only you?

I am not going to tell you what is right or wrong. You are intelligent enough to decide that for yourself. I'll let you decide for yourself whether this addiction is helping you or not. What I'll suggest is, talk to some people recovering from addiction. Ask them about what their life had become as a result of the addiction and then make your decision, is that the life you want?

Your life is in your hands. It is up to you to take control and change the things that you don't like. And you don't have to do this alone. There are people to help you. Here is a list of people that you can turn to. but do remember that at the end of the day, it is up to you to change things.

I hope that this helps.
I am only a PM away if you'd like to talk about anything.
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