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Are you strong enough to use your mind(will power) alone to overcome any addicti

  1. mintinfo profile image77
    mintinfoposted 6 years ago

    Are you strong enough to use your mind(will power) alone to overcome any addiction.

    How would you go about it?

  2. proudmamma profile image77
    proudmammaposted 6 years ago

    I've never been an addict, but I have a son who is. I don't believe anyone can do it alone. They have to have structure and guidance, in order to get themselves clean. They need to have the mindset and the will power to get clean, but it's so much more than just mind over matter. An addict needs counseling, they need to learn the stressers and how to handle them.
    You can't make an addict clean, they have to want to do it for themselves. Only they can make that choice. No matter how much I want my son clean.......I can't do it.......he has to make the choice. It's been a huge emotional roller coaster ride for three years. It takes over your life and turns it upside down.
    I just keep waiting for this roller coaster ride to stop! I want to get off.......but I can't give up on HOPE! I hope he's safe....I hope he gets clean.....I hope he wants to start over......I hope he knows I love him....I hope he will turn it all around!

  3. Brian Baird profile image57
    Brian Bairdposted 6 years ago

    It really depends on how much you are willing to give up to cure your addiction.  At one time I had several addictions some more serious than others but when I had realized that I wasnt becoming the person I wanted to be I literally had to quit seeing every single "friend" that shared my addictions. Once you are no longer surrounded by people who are going to be temptations it becomes alot easier to quit with your will power but It truely has to be your decision and something you truely want to do or it will never happen. Its been 4 years now and I must say Im much happier in life and where im at as a person that I will never go back to the "darkside." On a side note if you have multiple addictions say cigarettes pot and uppers alcohol its much easier to quit them all at once. Drinking alcoholis the quickest way to relapse as it lowers your inhabitions and makes you dumb.

 
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