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If you have more of a problem talking about your use of ASMR than your use of drugs, you’ve got your priorities all out of whack. First foot off the bike should not be secured in drug use. It should be secured in an individuals confidence. Confidence, are you hearing me? I had to logically deduce what confidence is. I used to witness grown men support scientifically inaccurate points, asserting their opinion over a group of lads, willy-nilly and with ease dodging any logical argument made to them, which was usually no argument, before the days and age of The Internet at least.
Educating with the internet has changed the world more than shipping with the wheel. Before, comparably, there was with nothing. Or the boat. Did we invent the boat or the wheel first? You’ll have to read Sapiens to find out.
In fact! Sapiens is the first book on my list of recommended books to read for recovery. I’m developing a structure to help individuals exit addiction. A structured program, if you will. More then one person has advised me to create a structured program for addiction recovery, and it’s…something that I would have appreciated. Books, food, videos, this blog, lots of walking, coffee, espresso, potentially some cannabis – if you’re into that. Food. Food is actually number one, I just happen to spend more time writing, and writing about Sapiens because that book really inspired me.
I personally believe that meat and vegetables and fruit lead the way to a better life – for everybody, but specifically for individuals seeking to break addictive habits. I don’t consume in that order; I eat more fruit then the other two. Fruit is where it’s at for me. I’ll eat a whole pineapple quick boy – catch me in Asia.
Candy and sugar is the number one thing you need to cut out of your diet if you are trying to quit drugs or alcohol. If you are addicted to candy or sugar in and of itself, them boom I’m talking to you too, buster baby.
I definitely had a problem…still have a problem with sugar, but it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be. When I worked at the Green Tortoise I would pound down the sweets. It was something incredible to see. Oh? How did I get sober? I moved into a hostel where I lived and worked for a year and then got fired when I got blackout drunk and did some typical dumb shit where I got into an argument with one of my coworkers. I was in the wrong with that one. Duh.
Then I drank a couple of more times, but a month after I got fired I decided to give it up. Sugar is bad for people trying to quit drinking, and I’ll let you know that I even used my qutting smoking cigarettes as an excuse to eat so much sugar, but in reality, sugar is simply an addictive substance, and it’s best avoided. Except for fruit boi – you should see me in Florida.
It took me…it took me so much longer then it should have. I’m embarrassed how long it took me to quit. To quit drinking. To quit popping Percocet’s and sniffing heroin. To quit harming my body; My Temple. In hindsight, You will cringe at how much time you spent just thinking about getting high. Dedicating all that time to think about a feeling; a feeling that lasts 3 minutes. Hold on, I need to press my coffee. It’s gotta be super caffeinated by now, its been like 25 minutes. But that’s everyday.
Okay. Coffee poured. I drink coffee every morning. It’s not like getting high, but damn if I don’t notice it in it’s absence. Ahh, and do you know, I can remember the first time I really smelt a flower. After I quit smoking for the first time at 19 years old, I had quit for 9 months – and I felt fucking amazing, best 9 months of my life physically, maybe, because I would go on to break my shoulder 2 years later, for the Big L. Anyway, so I quit smoking for 9 months, and I remember walking through Lime Kiln Park and smelling the fucking flowers! For the first time!
I also remember the first time I saw leaves, when I put glasses on at 12. I was like Ohhhh so that’s how painters know what to paint. They see the leaves! Then my art style changed. You should see my impressionism though, it’s…vague.
If you want to tell your story about addiction, please send an email – which could be just a short email or a completed submission – to email@example.com
Reading this blog is a great introduction to the monotony of life. Don’t read this blog because you enjoy it only, but read it as a scheduled practice. If you can fit it into your schedule, and you enjoy ASMR, you should watch the video as well. This might not be a forever thing, but it is a first step back into the monotonous but more rewarding realm of the real world. I guess this is what they do in AA, right? 90 meetings in 90 days. That’s the things, I was just talking about it with someone the other day. Look, idk if you found this blog because you got into legal trouble and want to quit, or have run into health problems and you want to quit, or you simply understand your addiction to a point that it has become off-putting and you want to quit; but we both know you don’t have to show up everyday and read this blog. I know that. You know that. But I do think it’s a good way to wet your cement shoes and stick them back in reality. There are many types of drug users out there in the world of earth, but Heroin, Meth, Crack, Cocaine, Opiates, Adderall, Xanex…oh my…all the uppers and all the downers. Opiates, Stimulants, and Alcohol. Those are the big three. OSA. Opiates, Stimulants, and Alcohol. Use the email listed above and tell me if you addiction falls under OSA or not. Maybe I need to expand the acronym. Sugar. Sugar is another big one, no lie. TOSSA. Tobacco, Opiates, Stimulants, Sugar, and Alcohol. Tobacco and sugar aren’t like the other ones though. I still use tobacco and sugar. Coffee is a stimulant, and I use that as regularly as marijuana. OSA. Those are the big three. Opiates, Stimulants, and Alcohol. If you have a problem with any of those three things, I want to hear your story up to this point. Whether you want to write your story or tell it to me on my podcast, it starts with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know how you want to tell your story, or just submit the story. Written or you could submit a vocal track. Record yourself talking into your phone, telling your story, and send me the audio file. By sending me your story, you are giving me to rights to hear and reproduce your story in the written form, without your name or face. If I decide to feature your story directly in the blog – which is likely – then I will contact you directly and inform you of where and how I would like to feature your story. If enough people read or listen to it, I will make sure you get paid. There is no scale for that right now, you’ve just got to trust me. Teamwork makes the Dream Work!
Whew! Could I have said less? I guess I’ll find out when I start editing this. Today I have a video for you from Celaine’s ASMR. Her channel is really amazing when it comes to doctor roleplays, which are my favorite kind of ASMR. I listened to this video, in the open air without headphones as I wrote the first half of this article. I did not play a second.
While listening to the video below, you’ve got two options. Let yourself think of nothing, and be transmuted directly and fully into Celaine’s world, or you can focus fully on yourself, in an intense and deep meditative structure. What is next? Where am I and where am I going?
No matter which path you choose while listening to the video, I could not be suggesting any more, that you decide how you will process listening to it before you start. Unless this is your first time listening to ASMR…then you only need to decide if you can begin to include videos like this into your mental health routine or not. If you do not have a mental health routine, I believe ASMR is a great, free, and non invasive place to start with creating one!
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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! Try Yoga With Adriene.
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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