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Thank you Marc. My psychological addiction seems so ingrained in me. That at this point. I don't feel any emotion, when I have thought.
I was over 1 1/2 years, no substances; yet I could not understand why I was still thinking about using. I know I have a mild OCD disorder, which does not help.
Before that 1 1/2 stint of being clean. I was a really sad site, all out IV drug use for years, alcohol binges. Just a mess really for the better part of a decade.
I ended up relapsing after that 1 1/2 years.. for a better part of the next year. I took the emotion out of my relapses and would literally use infrequently for many months. I tested myself. I tested my obsession. The mental battle is just too much when trying to return to moderate consumption. Mind you very difficult, very hard. I would stop myself for 30 days. Have a drink, I would feel the urge to want to consume more and use narcotics.
With great inner force I did stop myself. With just two drinks. Very difficult. I don't recomment people try this after being physically and psychologically addicted in the manner I was previously. I just had to feel it out. I'm clean now, feel great, I'm kind of concerned the urge will never go away. These articles have helped me quite a bit. I would like to study this area as well
The loss of control will always be with a person? Have you ever relapsed?
Thanks for responding to my previous question.
The harsh voice of the internal critic makes it especially hard to comply.
We can outsmart the relapse tendency if we know how it works.
Unfortunately, wanting a drug and shunning a drug are flippable mental habits.
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