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Go to AA or Get Your Teeth Cleaned or Both
The best fried chicken I’ve ever had was at from a place called Texas Chicken in Vientiane, Laos. In the United States we know this restaurant as Church’s Chicken, but the US locations aren’t serving up chicken anywhere near as good as what I had in Laos [I tried it when I got back]. When your only fried chicken experience growing up is from an understaffed KFC, you really get a skewed view of how fried chicken should taste. It should taste like Texas Chicken; Church not required.
When it comes to addiction recovery there is one program that has risen above the rest in terms of popularity. Do you know what program I am talking about? It starts with Alcoholics, and it ends with Anonymous, but you will mostly hear it called by it’s abbreviated form: AA.
Now, I did not use AA to get sober. Some people wouldn’t even consider me to be “sober” because I still use cannabis, but that doesn’t stop me from writing my blog, which is something that takes confidence. That same confidence is what allows me to maintain my sobriety from alcohol, without having to sacrifice my use of other substances such as kava, coffee, and cannabis. Because where do we draw the line? What about coffee? Is coffee consumption dangerous for recovering addicts due to its addictive properties? I think we can all agree that coffee is not dangerous, nor does it’s addictive nature get in the way of what a hardcore addict might call ‘real’ sobriety.
AA was co-founded by two men, Bill W and Dr. Bob. Most individuals who have worked the AA program are not aware that Bill W accredited his sobriety, in part, to his use of LSD.
Honestly, I could write much more about this; and I will! An article will be up soon where I go in depth about my philosophy on addiction recovery, and how I am learning everyday that my philosophy has merit outside of my own successes. I’ve written one article on the subject previously.
You probably need help staying sober today though, don’t you? Well, what I think you need to do is fill your schedule up with stuff to do, and practice rapid experimentation in the process. You know those people who are so spontaneous that it’s practically scary? Like, one minute your talking about this sweet idea you have, and then the next minute your spontaneous friend is driving you to Michael’s because they “believe in the dream,” and they convinced you to take the next move to bring your idea to reality, and you actually followed through with it because you’ve seen how good their life is, due to the rapidness of their decision making and the sheer amount of stuff they seem to get involved with.
Do you know one of those people? That person? As a fun experiment to find out what works for you on the quest to sobriety, I implore you to live the life of spontaneity for one single day. Here! You can start by watching the ASMR video below. No matter how you feel about watching the video ~ if your thoughts are about consumption of abusive substances, then you need to get out of that thought loop, and I can not stress enough how easy it is to distract yourself, even using a strange ASMR video about teeth cleaning. If you live in the moment and appreciate your surrounds, the same way a child would appreciate the newness of seeing wet leaves for the first time, you will find so many things to do besides consume.
You are still young, and everyday you go without using your drug of choice, you are going to get younger…until you decide to get old again.
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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