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Learn From Me But Still Be Yourself
Sometimes I dream of what it would be like to have had a childhood. Innocence is a beautiful thing, but I am sure it pays smaller dividends. My name is Chris, and I am an alcoholic. I had my first cigarette at 12, I had my first drink at 13, I smoked weed for the first time at 14, and I took my first painkiller at 17. When I was 21 I got drunk and fell off a bicycle and broke my shoulder. I went to the ER and they gave me a sling and some pills, but when I went to see a doctor about it the following week, he literally laughed at my injury when he saw it. At first it was a confusing moment for me, but it has grown to be one of my saddest memories. My shoulder is still broken, and my back hurts an immense amount due to this. Don’t be like me. However; and all while avoiding the same mistakes I made, you absolutely must be yourself.
Do you believe that they should stop keeping Orca Whales in captivity? Just now, I ended up on an article about Orca whales because I was researching if animals other than humans have been observed demonstrating suicidal tendencies. As it turns out, animals [other than homo sapiens] do not commit suicide. Some of our greatest minds have written about the occurrence of animal suicides, but as it turns out, those stories were more of a reflection of the human psyche than anything based in fact. If it’s not a sapiens, it’s never been observed killing itself.
Suicide was really an important part of my sobriety journey. Nobody likes hearing me say that, but it’s true. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: the only 100% sure-fire way to make sure you never have another drink or drug again, is to commit to suicide. Scientifically, that is accurate. You can not determine what your future self with think, or how you will feel in the future. You gotta work with how you feel right now. Do you feel suicidal? You wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve heard I put the gun to my head, but then..; rock bottom looks surprisingly similar across all patterns of sadness. I’ve never attempted suicide, but I have thought about it…I’ve considered that my alcoholism was simply my weak attempt at suicide. It takes bravado to commit to death willingly. It takes something greater still to avoid it. There were points where I was drinking with the hope I would be speared by death, and no points where I was drinking hoping to be spared by death. Then I died. Twice. You’ll have to keep reading the blog to hear those stories.
In my highschool, multiple of my friends hung themselves. Multiple. I remember the last time I saw every one of them. A lot of my friends have died of drug overdose. I recall my last interaction with all of them. Or at least, I remember what I remember. I do have memories about those things, which is more than I can say about some things. I remember events, but I hardly remember stratagems. Maybe that’s why I write this blog. I started this blog in the same way you will have to quit drinking. I just put on my nikes, and I did that shit.
I had owned this website for almost an entire year before I started writing this daily blog. Don’t write off the small wins that lead to big progress. Just have faith in yourself, and trust the process. Some are born sober, some achieve sobriety, and some have sobriety thurst upon them. You don’t want to fall into that third category.
x. Chris Armstrong
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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