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Are You Addicted To ASMR?
Orbital Exams are the new thing, and I am down! You see, the reason that Asmrtists say weird things like “ocular motive functions,” and “orbital withtrauma” is because they can literally get sued for pretending to be a doctor! Me on the other hand, I write about the very serious medical diseases of addiction and alcoholism, and I speak very openly about how ASMR was one of the most powerful tools I had access to when gaining sobriety. Are results guaranteed? Oh yes: you will either keep drinking, or you won’t. For every alcoholic, one of those two results are guaranteed. It’s more difficult when talking about addiction in general, because everybody is addicted to something – I’m pretty sure of that. I’m addicted to writing, like some sort of crazy beatnik.
Hmm, perhaps I am also addicted to cannabis…yet, would one say they are addicted to their anxiety medicine? When I used to drink alcohol everyday…all day everyday, I would never choose cannabis over alcohol. Never. It was painful, those days, because I wasn’t choosing what made me happy, I was choosing what I could afford. I was choosing what would last longer. I smoke about 1 ounce of cannabis per week when left to my own devices. On the other side, I would drink about 1 liter of whiskey/vodka/gin per day, or 1.75 liters every two days. A handle of cheap liquor costs about $12, and if I got one every two days [which I didn’t because I couldn’t afford that], I would be spending about $180 per month on liquor. This is in opposition to spending $1200 per month on cannabis, which also comes with the risk of jail time. I spent 33 days in jail once for cannabis possession. Thirty-three days in a row! It wasn’t a very hardcore jail. If I had done 33 days in the Milwaukee House Of Corrections, I definitely wouldn’t be the same man with the same story.
Am I addicted to cannabis? Some might consider it that. However, compared to the other addictive struggles I’ve fought, cannabis only benefits my life. It’s like saying I’m addicted to eating. If I didn’t smoke cannabis, I wouldn’t be Spark Twain, and I wouldn’t write this blog. If you don’t eat, you don’t live.
Do you understand why I see this conversation as important? Confidence in oneself is something that cannot be taught, but can definitely be learned! It takes a hefty amount of confidence to tell you these things! I’m not worried about being judged, I’m positive I’ll be judged. But if I am to be convicted let it be by a jury of my peers! Because I think 3-10% of people in the United States smoked weed everyday [that’s literally just a guess]. However, I’m not sure that any of them would show up for jury duty…okayoakyokayaokyayokao! Let’s hangout with Celaine while she does her thing. The video just ended [there are ad’s at the end], and so that’s how long it took me to write all this: 1 Orbital Exam.
Just took my first sip of coffee. It’s 07:11 here in Florida. Do you drink coffee? If you do, you should check out Java D’oro. I’ve tried many different coffees from my different places, and D’oro competes with the best of them! I suggest their Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, as it is without a doubt one of the best coffee’s I’ve ever had in my life. Omg! I just saw that they raised their prices…I’m going to call them and tell them to lower their prices just for yall. After shipping it’s $26.94 for…honestly, I’m not really sure; it doesn’t say how much each bag weighs on their website or when you zoom in on the bag. It’s 1 pound though; I’m pretty sure it’s a 1 pound bag. I digress. I’m sorry yall had to go through this with me. Don’t buy that coffee until I get you a deal, and I will get you a deal. If not from D’oro, from someone. I drink coffee pretty much everyday, and I understand it to be another important tool in the toolbox of sobriety. I’ve been trying to work out a deal with a coffee roaster for months, but ain’t nobody trying to practice ethical capitalism, and I’m only down with ethical capitalism.
Maybe I’ll dig a little deeper into ethical capitalism tomorrow. Ha! I say that, but you’re still stuck in Chiang Mai aren’t you! Look, if you’re really stuck in Chiang Mai, just go to Pai. It’s like 762 turns to get there, or something like that, and you can take a 12 passenger van. When I went, this lady threw up in the van about halfway there. It was lit af.
x. Spark Twain
Everyday Sobriety Advice
I am a recovered alcoholic/drug addict, but I am not a qualified addiction counselor. To help other alcoholics/addicts achieve sobriety, I have created the mantra’s below. Although I call them “steps,” I believe that all four mantra’s should be recited in concurrence.
When the urge to drink alcohol or use drugs comes upon you, I suggest reciting these four steps, and then implementing an activity to “kill time” until your urge to use drugs/alcohol is less intense. I suggest you use ASMR videos to “kill time”
Good luck, My Friend
Below are the steps of admittance required for using The ASMR.Community Sobriety Program [ACSP] successfully.
Step 1: “Sobriety is a choice, and it is up to me to make the right choice.”
Step 2: “Not everybody will be able to achieve sobriety, but that knowledge does not prevent my success regarding sobriety.”
Step 3: “The urge to imbibe (substances that I know will prevent my success) is finite. Sometimes the urge will exist, sometimes the urge will not exist.”
Step 4: “Sobriety is not the same for everyone. Success is.”
I believe the steps I listed above are a complete, non-exclusionary list of all mental admissions needed to achieve your goals regarding sobriety.
Everybody’s definition of sobriety is different, but everybody’s definition of success is the same.
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If you would like to learn more, make sure to read our Philosophy Of Addiction Recovery 1.
For more daily support, check out Sober James on YouTube. He does a livestream every night at 21:00 Eastern Standard Time, and his live streams are a great place to receive support, gain motivation, and listen to encouragement in regard to addiction recovery. His program is based on the Twelve Steps.
SMART Recovery is another great program for individuals who are ready to tackle their addictions.
If you are seeking spiritual guidance, I highly encourage you to check out Tarot Reader ASMR. Her name is Amalia, and she is a kind-hearted individual with a skill for bringing us closer to ourselves.
Don’t underestimate the power of Yoga! Specifically Yoga With Adriene. My shoulder is broken, and so you can do some Yoga for me too. I really wish I could…
If you are looking or more information about ASMR, I’ve found the best place to learn about the subject is ASMR University. Their information is accurate [to the best of my knowledge], and plentiful. I mostly work with the application of ASMR, but there is a whole lot more to ASMR than using it to gain sobriety or fall asleep, including the history and the science of it.
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