posted on Jul, 14 2013 @ 07:13 PM
reply to post by liejunkie01
You have to try and remove yourself from those environments. And that includes your girlfriend, srry to say but if it was going to work, it would of
worked out by now. I never understood people with addictive personalities especially alcohol and all that, but I suppose we each have our demons and
weaknesses. In all like i said remove yourself from the whole thing, go to AA or any such organization would be easiest as it removes you from the
environment and puts you into another with like minded people, but if you go there and just come back into the whole atmosphere again its practically
not going to work.
Addictions are funny things, that is they are part of life, is a natural thing and process the mind grasps to enfold and occupy itself with something,
life literally is nothing but keeping yourself occupied, keeping busy, there is a reason why they say an idle mind is the devils playground. In fact
to live in a idle mind is in itself a skill which the majority of humans living in society have not been conditioned for, for some its there biggest
fears. And for those with addictive personalities that would likely be more true. Therefore the best way to counter a bad addictions is in the same
way as countering a bad habit would be, that is you have to work at replacing it with a good habit. Because its not the fact that your going to get
rid of your addictions, addictions are part of life especially the hive ant societal live in fact its breed to that end.
Your not countering addictions or habits in the fact that they are self containing thing themselves, your countering bad and detrimental habits, or
hobby's ie addictions its more like you have to completely stop your old patterns which you have ingrained through a lifetime, but its more like
you have to engross yourself in new more healthy and less detrimental patterns. Sometimes all it takes is just finding a hobby, other times you
have to completely expunge and cut from your old self and environments and engrossing yourself in something else. Some would say go to a professional,
others go to a gym, or take up with a different group and get rid of your old friends, ect ect. In all different things work for different people,
and what worked for one may not work for another. You will have to find that out by yourself what works for you and what does not.