Crack Cocaine Addiction sucks ass

It takes one to know one.

All addictions are ultimately Victim Behavior- they're also a symptom of codependency.

Recovery (serenity) requires a quantum shift, detachment defined is nothing (because Ego is digitalized), and detachment 'experienced' is serenity.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

You're not stopping yet - Still using

The purpose of this blog is for people who are still using.


Conventional wisdom says this:

You've got to stop before we can help you...

OK fine, sounds good...

Most of us HAVE tried to stop. Remember the stop smoking commercials about cigarette smokers that say they cant tell you how many times they've tried to quit?

Remember the 'Just say no' campaign of the 1980's?

While that probably helped some of the kids NOT get started, it didn't do much for those suffering already. (I'm not knocking 'just say no', CocaCola kicked Pepsi's ass for decades until Pepsi started advertising to the younger generation, the "Pepsi Generation"... I AM an advertising consultant in my *other life*)

While you are still using, there's LOTS of stuff for you to do to make "this time you quit" last longer, you're probably not going to quit once and for all, it's probably going to come in stages and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Self Respect.

The world (the non addicted world) is going to say "you just don't have any will power'

Even if that's kinda sorta true, it's a counterproductive way to look at it.

Will Power is a function of (and a measurement of) you're left brain.

Your Right Brain is the source of all addiction.

'Triggers' are a (12 step) way of attacking addiction from a left brain only perspective.

Ending the source of addiction is a Right brain thing.

Self Respect is something you can work at in small steps.

see this post from another blog I have:

Baby steps, just like the comedy with Bill Murray and Richard Dryfuss...

small steps will acculmulate, they'll compound just like a bank account compounds interest.

Your crack dealer treats himself with respect, right?

He doesn't spend all his money down to zip/zero?

He saves enough for bus fare, cigarettes and shit, right?

He can actually sit on his coke, NOT smoke it, keep it until he/she can sell it...

Learn how to treat yourself with respect.

See this post:
You'll have to practice this, get used to the idea...

I bought myself socks.

that actually worked... the next week I saved out $3 for laundry (didn't have to wash my socks in the bathtub, by hand)

When you get your check, when you CASH your check, do it at Walmart...
spend most of it there, you were just going to smoke it anyway...

this time spend most of it on stuff that's good for you!!!

more coming

These articles are for informational purposes only. Contact a licenced counselor if you're in crisis.

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