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Addiction to Pain. - March 3rd 2012, 05:49 PM

Simple as that I'm addicted to pain. I need it to stop. if it doesn't.. I could lose everyone I care about.
   
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Re: Addiction to Pain. - March 3rd 2012, 06:23 PM

I know you haven't directly said whether you self harm or not, but I think the list of alternatives could be beneficial for you. It has ways to get that rush but without doing permanent damage to your body. Might be worth checking out: Alternatives to Self Harm

You could also try switching to rewarding yourself rather than needing pain. Another thing to try is exercising when you feel you need to feel something. Not only is exercise good for you, it releases endorphins which make you happy. Try going for a long walk or a run the next time you start feeling like you need a release.


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Re: Addiction to Pain. - March 3rd 2012, 06:27 PM

I had a friend who was in the same situation as you. A bunch, actually. It's more common than people think. What helped them is finding things that gave them feeling, that didn't actually hurt themselves.

Squeezing an Ice Cube for awhile helps. Try it out
   
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Re: Addiction to Pain. - March 3rd 2012, 06:34 PM

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I know you haven't directly said whether you self harm or not, but I think the list of alternatives could be beneficial for you. It has ways to get that rush but without doing permanent damage to your body. Might be worth checking out: Alternatives to Self Harm

You could also try switching to rewarding yourself rather than needing pain. Another thing to try is exercising when you feel you need to feel something. Not only is exercise good for you, it releases endorphins which make you happy. Try going for a long walk or a run the next time you start feeling like you need a release.
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