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The Best ASMR For Addiction Recovery
Today’s video is the epitome of greatness for addiction recovery ASMR live streams – as far as I’ve ever seen. Lady Cocoaa put on her hero cape, and she so far has rescued 268 people.
Talking about addiction is a difficult thing, and I honestly think I have a gift in how easily I talk about mine. I dream seven very possible things before breakfast, and I try to tell you about as many of them as possible. It is true that habitually using toxins to improve psychological constraints does not toll the same affect upon everyone. With my alcohol addiction, I spent long hours wondering why I had “fallen victim” at such a young age, and in truth it might align directly with the fact that my body can not handle the physical harm of drinking and smoking like some people can.
The first time I went to the hospital because of my alcoholism, they ended up telling me I had a blood clot in my esophagus. I went in there because I had this pain in my chest, and I obviously thought it was bad enough where I should go to the hospital. After a day or two, they did an endoscopy. An endoscopy is when they stick a tube down your throat to see what’s all fucked up or not. When I awoke, I was being rushed to the Intensive Care Unit. “Wtf is going on? Things feel the same as before, and I’ve been here for two days, but all the sudden you think this problem is serious enough for the I.C.U?” They were literally running, rolling me down the hall way. I didn’t as any questions.
Once they set me up in the I.C.U, I was only as freaked out as I had just been, because from my end, everything felt the same. My throat was slightly more irritated because it I’d just had a tube stuffed down it, but overall I just felt hungry. Or maybe I’m hungry right now? It’s hard to tell. Anyway, come to find I had a blood clot in my throat. “What do I do with this information?” I thought. And so what I did was, I asked the night nurse how they would save my life if whatever can happen, does happen – and I’m in the I.C.U.
People die in the ICU everyday.
“Well, if the blood clot ruptures, we have this football helmet with a piece of cotton tired to the front of it. It looks like a tampon. And we put the helmet on your head and shove the tampon down your throat and hope it can stop the bleeding. Otherwise, you’ll choke on your blood and you’ll die.”
“Could I rupture it by sneezing?”
“What happens if I cough too hard. Usually I just let that shit out, but the brain damage would be worth it, not to choke on my own blood.”
“Rupturing it by coughing would be much harder, but you should avoid coughing if you can, yes.”
I probably went on to ask her a lot more questions. How often do you see this? It’s pretty rare. Have you ever seen anyone die? Yes. I work in the ICU. Can I have some ice cream. That might be worth choking on my own blood. Haha. You know you can’t have any food or drink for…17 more hours. You’ve got the sponge.
She would have been referring to the small piece of foam attached to the end of a toothpick, from which I could transfer water from the small dish on my bedside table, to my tongue when it was feeling dry.
That was the first time I went to the hospital due to a problem caused by drinking too much. Oh, and I didn’t even tell you how we ended up in this predicament. You see, every morning I would wake up and fill a glass half full with whisky, and half with tap water. I would drink two or three of those within a couple of hours, usually while I watched TV. I’m gagging just thinking about it haha. I don’t watch very much TV anymore.
One morning I threw up. Fuck that. I thought. And I poured myself another glass. Drank. Threw up again. Fuck. I probably tried it several more times before fully giving up. Stupid body. Everybody else I know could drink that. Except for you. Bitch ass foo.
I’m pretty sure it happened just how a light switch turns a light. I had a vomit. I had a pain. One is gone, but the other sustains. My chest and diaphragm area have taken some damage. It’s true that I considered the pain to be caused by an earlier event, at my friend Brian’s house, and I’m pretty sure I took a Xanex. Part of one, at least. And then my dad picked me up, but while I was outside waiting for him I decided to pee in the bushes, but mid-piss I fell into the bushes, and a branch poked me right in the chest. It poked me in the same spot where the coagulum – or bloodclot – pain occurred, and that same spot occasionally has flareups to this day. Those flareups are always aligned with smoking cigarettes. I’ve been smoking cigarettes recently. Let’s check out the video before I go any further.
Lady Cocoaa ASMR
I’d be lying to you if I didn’t tell you the truth, and the truth is that I’ve only watched the first 08:48 of the video. My experience with ASMR is probably not going to be the same as yours, especially comparing us at the current times. I used to watch with ASMR all the time. These days, I still watch it all the time, but I only watch it to maintain mindfulness maybe…2 or 3 times a month. The rest of the time I am listening as a conscientious observer, and I think you would be surprised about how many ASMR videos I watch, and then decide not to show to you guys. Or gals. You gals.
So, as I was saying – and I’m saying this specifically to Lady Cocoa, but the wisdom it contains will hopefully be transferable to your own struggles. Doing less, is doing more. Judge your addictions upon how serious you feel they are, not how serious other people tell you they are. This is a tough one…alcohol is not vaping, but if you went to the hospital for vaping, then you obviously understand it’s not a sustainable lifestyle in the long term. You are going to have to continue the process of rapid experimentation, and continue trying to bring newness into your life, so that your mind has a distraction from the act of vaping. Even after years, the act of thinking about bad habits can bring back the desire to consume, and so without practicing the mental aspect of distraction, I believe the physical act of avoidance becomes neigh impossible. But shiiiiit. I drank for 3 or 4 more years – right back to one handle every two days – after that happened. But years three and four I was slowing down. One handle per week. One handle per month. Just me and a handle, hanging out on opposite ends of the room for months until I had finally had enough of her. Just me and my guitar, and my guitar gently weeps.
These days I am a man who does a lot of thinking, and this is because there is a lot to think about. Do not let your mind get the best of you. As I am getting older, sometimes I feel like my mind…is lost. I’m not losing it, but it’s losing me. Are humans ready for what’s next? I believe we are. Who am I to not see things through to the end? Which is an important question to ask yourself if you can not keep from doing something that might one day kill you faster than you want to die. It is practically your civic duty to live as long as possible. It’s literally your universal purpose. Just…live, and be happy, and die happy. When I was in the hospital, the only thing that could make me happy was knowing my risks, because I used that as motivation to succeed. A football helmet and a tampon, you say. But then again, they took my grandpa’s heart out of his body and replaced it with a new one. In February it will be 20 years.
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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