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Raining On Your Own Parade
As a recovered addict, I feel like I go through more drastic mood swings than most of the people I know. Drugs and alcohol change your brain forever, there is no doubt about that, and I think it’s a powerful things for addicts to own up to that fact. To tell someone that you had a 10 year addiction problem, but that you are the same person after it’s all over, is not how you help other individuals make the best decisions with their life; it’s also a lie. Some substances have less of an effect than others, but they all have some sort of effect.
The words I write are words I have unshakable faith in. Belief is not the same as faith. Belief can change rapidly, but faith is forever, although it does evolve. I have faith that this blog can help people. My belief is that in 5 years, when people post an ASMR video upon the internet, this is the website they will be posting their videos to. I’ve been working on this idea for a long time, and part of the reason I believe myself to be the right person to lead this development is because I understand the ASMR Community, and I have an incredible story to go along with my idea. There is no other human on earth that can do what I do, and so I feel no rush to accomplish my task. However, if you are an asmrtist and you are interested in investing your time into the development of a tech platform, you should consider reaching out and contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m designing the platform to have fail safes, so not one person can evolve to become greedy and change the platform for the worse. None of the information I am writing here or have written on my personal blog will allow you to replicate my idea. There is an idea in my brain, and it’s not coming out until I secure funding for this project. Remember, I’m from San Francisco, straight up the road from Silicon Valley. I’ve worked at a company that raised 1 million dollars in 30 days. I know someone who raised 85k to build a robotic juicer, but that amount of funding wasn’t enough and so they had to abandon the project. I’m going to get funded for this project, I have no doubts about that, and I’d love to have you on the team.
All of what I wrote above does not change the fact that I am a recovered alcoholic, and I definitely used ASMR to help overcome my addictions. There are people alive that can, and will corroborate that story. The last thing I am worried about is people thinking I am misguided, or taking advantage of the phenomenon that is ASMR, although I am sure you will hear people say that as this project progresses.
If you are an addict struggling with addiction, you are probably wondering how the preceding words can help you. Well, there are a couple of things to take note of here. First: Everybody and their freaking grandma thinks I’m crazy. When I tell people my big ideas, they make me feel like shit about them…almost all the time. Tell your friend you want to start a tech company, and they will tell you to get a job! It’s disheartening. Are you a big-ideas kind of person? Also, have you graduated college? I went to college for like 2 weeks. I do not have the background for the interests I possess, but you know what? I didn’t have the background to overcome addiction either. There is no degree which can be provided, or education that can be received which will help you overcome addiction. Now, there are things you can educate people about which can help prevent them from becoming addicts in the first place, but that would include appealing to emotion rather than logic and reasoning. Curiosity killed the cat, but you won’t really know that forsure until you open the box. Emotionally, we need to scare people from opening the box, but logically we need to appeal to peoples reasoning, and make sure they don’t eat a dead cat full of poison. You won’t know how you feel about drugs an alcohol unless you try them, but no matter how they make you feel, good or bad, you have to have faith in the words I am telling you: once is enough. Twice is too many, but on your deathbed, you might find that zero times didn’t fulfill your soul. The words I am saying are dangerous, but I am certain they are the future. Am I tell you to go shoot up heroin to learn what it feels like? No, I’m not. But I am having a conversation with the knowledge that you could do that if you wanted. Having a drug addiction is like watching your hair grow. One day you’ll look in the mirror, and you’ll say “wow, I have long hair now,” but by that time it’s too late, because we’re not talking about long hair, we’re talking about the long struggle of overcoming addiction. The moment you try a drug is the moment you begin to quit using it, not unlike how the moment you are born is the moment you begin to die.
Today’s article was a bit senseless, and I wouldn’t read much into it if I were you. Don’t do drugs. Or do. It’s your choice.
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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