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A few addcitions :/ - June 12th 2012, 01:27 PM

Hey everyone, so heres my dilemma, I have often tried to quit smoking, but for the past three years I havent been able to, i have tryed nicotine,a nd the electric cigarette, but i am always finding my way back to a carton of cigarettes! So how do i stop?

And my other addiction is a facebook game called "mousehunt" Its so addicting, ive been playing it non stop for the past 4 years, and i just want to quit, but when i do, i feel guilty, what do i do?

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Re: A few addcitions :/ - June 12th 2012, 02:04 PM

I know a couple of people who are addicted to smoking and I think only one of them has tried to stop smoking. They just went to chewing tobacco, which I think is on the same level as smoking; not quite, but they are pretty close. You could try the nicotine patches or nicorette. As for the game addiction, I get the same way when I play a game or get a new game, that's all I do, and I'm not playing a certain game, I get all anxious or antsy and it's all I can think about. I usually wait until I finish the game and the anxious feeling is gone. But sometimes, afterwhile, I get bored and I stop. So, I think what you can do is try to stop or try to play a different game. But, make sure you are getting and doing something, instead of sitting on your butt and playing the game all day.




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Re: A few addcitions :/ - June 12th 2012, 07:12 PM

Even through I am not a smoker I've worked on anti-smoking projects, and one of the things that is recommended most is to not try quitting all at once, but to slowly go off of cigarettes, and/or doing other things when a craving hits, or moving away from things that you do when smoking or the routine you had as a smoker (I think it's because if your someone who smokes while drinking your morning coffee, you can't drink your morning coffee without a cigarette that's one of the reasons it's harder to quit or something.)

And for the game? I agree with Cats321 on that.


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Re: A few addcitions :/ - June 12th 2012, 09:50 PM

Well as far as the game goes, i have tryed quitting, but i just find myself keep going back as my friends keep sending me items and other stuff, and for the smoking, i threw out all my cigarettes today, then i rolled like 20, and i have 10 left, so i need help fast!
   
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Re: A few addcitions :/ - June 13th 2012, 01:25 AM

You can try to tell your friends to stop sending you stuff because you are trying to quit. As for the smoking, throw the rest out.




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Re: A few addcitions :/ - June 13th 2012, 02:41 AM

I think you should try blocking requests from the game. I had a similar problem with a game a while ago and what helped was both blocking the game and blocking all requests from it.
About the smoking, I am not sure on that one. I do not smoke and no one I know is trying to or has quit so I'd suggest what has been previously mentioned.


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Re: A few addcitions :/ - June 13th 2012, 03:11 AM

Honestly, trying to quit smoking all at once isn't the easiest route. It can actually make it harder to quit because your cravings will seem to intensify. Instead, try quitting slowly. I'm not sure how much you smoke on a day-to-day basis, but try to lessen that a little bit each week. Eventually, you'll get to the point where you're not allowing yourself to smoke any anymore. One thing you might want to try doing is reminding yourself of all the benefits of quitting. For example, remind yourself that it is healthier, you are decreasing your risk of cancer, and you will not be exposing your loved ones to the dangers of second hand smoke. You might also want to consider finding an accountability partner. Having someone who will check up on you and remind you of your goals is such a good thing to have, so tell a close friend or family member about your choice and ask for their support.

One of the great things about Facebook is the ability to block anything you don't want to see. After doing a bit of research for you, I've found that it is possible to block an app or a game from appearing on your news feed. Go to your Apps and Games dashboard, click the little x next to the game, and click block. It should successfully block the game until you grant Facebook permission to show it again. To avoid doing that, try finding other things to do when you feel like getting on the computer to play games. For example, you could read a book, go for a walk, or learn a new hobby.


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Re: A few addcitions :/ - June 14th 2012, 01:10 PM

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Honestly, trying to quit smoking all at once isn't the easiest route. It can actually make it harder to quit because your cravings will seem to intensify. Instead, try quitting slowly. I'm not sure how much you smoke on a day-to-day basis, but try to lessen that a little bit each week. Eventually, you'll get to the point where you're not allowing yourself to smoke any anymore. One thing you might want to try doing is reminding yourself of all the benefits of quitting. For example, remind yourself that it is healthier, you are decreasing your risk of cancer, and you will not be exposing your loved ones to the dangers of second hand smoke. You might also want to consider finding an accountability partner. Having someone who will check up on you and remind you of your goals is such a good thing to have, so tell a close friend or family member about your choice and ask for their support.

One of the great things about Facebook is the ability to block anything you don't want to see. After doing a bit of research for you, I've found that it is possible to block an app or a game from appearing on your news feed. Go to your Apps and Games dashboard, click the little x next to the game, and click block. It should successfully block the game until you grant Facebook permission to show it again. To avoid doing that, try finding other things to do when you feel like getting on the computer to play games. For example, you could read a book, go for a walk, or learn a new hobby.
Awesome, i shall try both the suggestions, thanks alot!
   
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Re: A few addcitions :/ - June 19th 2012, 06:19 PM

I know how you feel, being addicted to a game.
Embarrassingly, when I was younger, I was addicted to playing Runescape. (Yes, the "World's Number One MMORPG" that 9 year olds play.)
I would waste hours every day, putting aside school work and my life basically, to play this game and to get better at it.
When I eventually stopped, it was one of my biggest regrets that I wasted so much time, and also lost 50 as I had been involved in the 'black market' of the game.
In total I wasted around 500 hours of my life on such a stupid game. Think of how many productive things I could have done in that time. That's roughly 21 days of game play.

I beat the addiction by simply not going onto the website, and more importantly, finding better things to do with my time. For me, it was a sport.


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