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The ASMR Daily 135
Cranial Sobriety Exam
Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Night! Can anybody tell me what movie that’s from? Well even if you know what movie that’s from, really, the only way you could let me know that you know is by commenting on the ASMR.Community Twitter or Instagram page. I predict nobody will comment, but still, I think it’s important to open that line of communication.
You could use either of those mediums to reach out if you are struggling with addiction, and want some advice from someone who is also an addict. I won’t always know what to say, but I will give maximum effort to responding, plus you’ll be helping me write a better blog by asking those tough questions. Remember, everybody’s definition of Sobriety can be different, but everybody’s definition of success is the same. Which is really a sloppy way of saying “happiness is happiness, and it can be easily identified as different from sadness.”
Massage ASMR has been putting people to sleep for a long time. He’s kind of like The Undertaker in that sense, except The Undertaker also makes grown men cry. I’ve never gotten tearful from a Massage ASMR video. Then again, I haven’t seen every single one of Dmitri’s videos. There could be a sad video somewhere on his YouTube page…you could let me know by commenting on the…ASMR.Community…am I the only one experiencing déjà vu right now?
Cranial Nerve Exams are a gift of the modern day! Access to personally guided relaxation has never been as readily available as it is today. Is it not also possible that personally guided sobriety assistance has never been so readily available either?
The future of addiction recovery looks so different than what we have now, that what we have now will look closer to 0 than 1. That’s a little binary for you alcoholic nerds out there. In truth, when I ask my friends for advice on how to more effectively reach people, they tell me that I should focus on “addiction” rather than “alcoholism.” Now, I am both a drug addict and an alcoholic. Rather than purging myself of addiction entirely, which seems impossible [I believe that individuals who go to AA for long periods of time are addicted to AA], I have learned to control my addictive nature, and not let it interfere with my daily life. In fact, just the other day I read an article titled America’s Invisible Pot Addicts, and I really thought it had some merit. I’ve been smoking weed regularly since I was 19, except of course when I was at the depths of my alcoholism, during which time I used my limited funds to keep drinking instead of smoking pot. This is, at least in my eyes, proof of how the addiction to alcohol will fight-out-and-win against the addiction to cannabis. People have long asked me, as a cannabis smoker, if pot is addictive. I’ve never known what to say, because we hear so many people say that pot ‘isn’t addictive,’ but I could tell right after I started smoking it that pot is, in fact, addictive. It’s not as addictive as heroin or alcohol, and it’s less readily available than sugar, so I would even deem it to be safer than sugar, but still, it’s addictive properties will take you by surprise if you are expecting to be able to start smoking pot and not have the high become a sought after feeling.
The future of addiction recovery will not have people feeling guilty about their addictions, but instead steer them towards awareness of how their addiction affects the world around them. We don’t ask people who are addicted to their job to step into rehab, but most people will agree than individuals addicted to alcohol should step into rehab. The future of addiction recovery will educate us on why that is.
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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