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Quitting Drinking Without AA: Part 2
Overcoming alcoholism and addiction without a 12-step program is a very achievable goal, and if you had already created that goal before finding this article; Congratulations on making progress in your recovery! By reading this blog you are taking steps to better yourself, but it’s going to be a long process. Trust me, I have over two years of sobriety under my belt, and actually “long process” doesn’t accurately describe the journey to sobriety. “Permanent change” would be a more adequate definition; if only feels like a long process. It’s only 2800 miles of straight driving! But You just gotta find the highway! And the highway I’m talking about leads directly to sobriety, like how Snake Way leads to King Kai’s planet. Are you ready to make a permanent change for the better? Well, before we jump in and talk about how that is possible, you might want to consider reading part one of this series which was published yesterday.
Yesterday we featured a video with suggestions for proactive changes you can make right now to start bettering your life, because lets be honest with ourselves, we need a change!
Today’s featured video is for improving focus. You can listen to it while you read this article, while you fall asleep, while you are waking up, or while you are washing dishes at A.J. O’Brady’s [that was the first job where I listened to ASMR on the job! Now listening to ASMR is my job! (I had to overcome my alcoholism to get here, and I hope that inspires you, because I am proud of my accomplishments, and someday, you will be proud of yours)].
If you are reading this, and you suffer from addiction, you need a change; I’m not worried you are going to disagree with me about that! It’s why you’re here right? By clicking on this article, you are making an admission to yourself that now is the time for change; waiting any longer could mean irreversible damage to your brain, body, and soul. You’re mind will be alright, because, well, if you’re an addict then your mind is already broken, or at least, it must work like my mind, and I consider my mind to be broken because it doesn’t function how I want it to function. I am a normal person, and actually a rather pompous one, who thinks they are quite smarter than a great many people. Still, I admit I have a broken mind. There are people who don’t understand the workings of the world like me, but damn if some of them aren’t more consistently happy than I am! I will admit, one of the reasons I began my journey into alcoholism was because I thought I was “too smart.” Looking back on it, I didn’t have any guidance. There’s is nothing too much when ample guidance is provided.
My father is much like me; we think a lot alike. All he does is play video games, and his life is something that I can’t handle. I’ve grown to understand that it’s not my fathers fault I am an addict, but it is my fathers fault that he is an addict, but since video games aren’t alcoholism he basically just tells me to fuck off when I try and talk to him about it [he’s really a nice guy, and he doesn’t tell me to “fuck off,” but he also makes no effort to evolve his life, and I just can’t respect that]. It was the most beautiful thing to move in with my father and really get to know him [fairly recently]. It was surprisingly fitting to learn that his lifestyle is toxic, and it royally sucks that I can’t be around him…but if I treated my mind, body, and soul how my father treats his mind, body, and soul…I’d go back to drinking! The only difference is, my father is scared of alcohol. He’s only had 3 or 4 drinks in his entire life, and he’s never smoked weed or eaten mushrooms or anything like that [I talk extensively about stuff like this on this daily blog. One of the people who created AA cited that LSD was one of the main tools he used for his recovery. I guess I should have written the article about that, huh? haha].
Sincerely, I wouldn’t be writing this if I didn’t think it could help a lot of people. DO NOT LET YOUR PARENTS BE THE REASON YOU USE DRUGS, but at the same time, don’t let them be the reason for your success either.
I have the type of mind that destroys the world, slowly, and if everyone was like me, there would be no world. This is why I write, because people need to know: You are not your emotions and you are not your bone structure and you are barely your parents kid! You’re not even the words you write, or the words you speak! But, you will be closely associated with your speeches and writings, so make an effort to make sure what you produce represents you! This is why I think it’s important for addicts to document their journey to recovery, specifically with real-time YouTube videos. Then we can start to understand, as a society, the kinds of changes individuals go through when they recover from addiction.
You are what you want to be in this world. I wanted to be an addict…and I really wish someone had tried to stop me. It was a dumb thing to want haha.
How can you get sober without using AA? I wanted thousands of hours of ASMR videos. During my journey to sobriety, I was never alone, because I always has an asmrtist with me.
I know it’s weird, but you should try it. If you continue reading this daily blog, I believe that is another strong way to keep yourself accountable and motivated while questing for sobriety. You know that everyday these blog posts come out, is another day I haven’t had a drink. How many blog posts can you see published before your next drink? I’m literally never planing to have another drink in my entire life! Two years ago, that was a scary thought. Today? The thought isn’t at all scary, but there are still things that scare me. Will I ever find love? Will I build a successful career as a writer? Will I get to see Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay before he retires? Pondering these questions is freedom in comparison to the small-time questions you ask yourself mid-addiction.
“Will I ever quit drinking?”
That’s totally up to you. But I’ll be here for you every single day, rooting for you, and giving you my thoughts on how to expedite and succeed with your journey. Have a beautiful Monday.
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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