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How do I beat this addiction?

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Last Updated: 07/15/2019 at 12:51pm
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Top Rated Answers
January 28th, 2015 7:38pm
do whatever it takes! you admit you have an addiction which is the first step! keep moving forward. counseling and rehab are great for some people. there are many online programs you can look up to participate in. mostly, you just need to believe in yourself! believe you can do it! best wishes on your road to recovery!
April 2nd, 2015 7:45pm
Stay focused on what made you first want to overcome your addiction. Give yourself smaller milestones and celebrate those accomplishments. Stick in there, you're doing great! :)
April 12th, 2015 11:05am
Willpower, willpower, willpower. It's always there, it just needs to be fed on motivation, a reason to complete.
June 22nd, 2015 12:56am
Addiction is never easy, and it's not pretty. It takes time, and hard mental and often physical work. It may be filled with tears and relapse and sadness, but in the end you will look back at what you've overcome and realize you've made it.
July 14th, 2015 4:34am
If you´re abusing a substance, especially a drug or alcohol, the chances to get out of it by yourself are extremely slim, and depending on how dependant your body is to the substance, it might even be dangerous to go "cold turkey". Please find help! Call a hotline, find a group or even better, go to a doctor who can refer you to get further help. There are more possibilities than you think. If you feel that you can´t find a way to get help by yourself, ask someone, they will be glad to help you taking a step in the right direction!
July 14th, 2015 8:21pm
Beating an addiction is really tough, however it is completely possible. Beating your addiction begins with the desire to stop. From there, part of your journey might be resolving what has caused the addiction in the first place. Did you use the substance to pull yourself out of depression? To alleviate anxiety? Figuring out the reasoning for using helps us because we can then target that emotion, and understand why we feel the need to use. Understanding trigger points and trying to avoid them is helpful as well. Ultimately, beating the addiction involves strength, time, and willpower - all of which you have at your disposal.
May 23rd, 2016 7:46pm
You beat addiction by knowing it is okay to be an addict and that you're not responsible for the first thought, but what you chose to do next is what you are responsible for.
June 21st, 2016 6:50am
Wean yourself off the addiction overtime and try to find something else to substitute it with. For example, a new hobby, interest or something healthy.
August 15th, 2017 6:40am
How do I beat addiction, that's a hard question. First things is that you can't do it alone, you need all the support and help you can get. Secondly, it takes lots of time and patience, you can't beat an addiction in one day, sometimes it takes years. Finally my last piece of advise, is to love yourself and reward yourself for small accomplishments for example, beating the addiction for one week. And don't give up!
July 15th, 2019 12:51pm
i think in order to beat addiction you need to create another addiction in a positive way which can help you to reach your goals and dreams understanding your addiction and what impact it has on your life could help you to find out what's wrong and then you need overcome guilt stepping a side guilt focus on hobbies learning piano it can be anything you love then try to spend more time with it and spend more time with your loved whom you feel good to be around this thing won't let you get back to old problems and you're strong you can beat addiction