You know, I hear all the time "why don't they just stop?" So for all those out there that think that people dealing with addiction should just "stop" drinking, or using … I have a little task for you.
First I want you to think about what you love to do more than anything else in the world. Something that you will even put above loved ones like: Have you ever cheated on a loved one, stayed up on the computer even though your loved one went to bed, gaming with online friends vs being with family, bought something even though you might have been tight on money, ate something even though your doctor told you not to, what about constantly checking your phone while with other people, how about texting others while driving?
So here we have examples of everyday choices that people are making that are both a direct detriment to their own life, the life of others, and examples of putting something else ahead of people that you supposedly love … yet it seems acceptable in today's society?
So let's touch on "chemicals"; how about that morning cup of coffee? That first cigarette of the day? What about that soda instead of water or sweet tea instead of unsweetened? Anyone deal with those late night sweets? Endless bags of potato chips? Bags of cookies?
Well since it's so easy to just "stop" using drugs, why don't you try giving up your most beloved 'habit' for even just 10 days. But remember all drugs are triggers to your main drug of choice so if you give up something like 'facebook' you have to give up all social media and all computers, smartphones, tablets etc. If you give up your cookies, you have to give up ALL sugar, not just adding sugar but everything that has sugar in it. If you give up your coffee, you have to give up all caffeine; meaning energy drinks, pills, and the likes!
Oh, and you can't talk to any of your friends or family during this time either. Why? Well all your friends are the ones who you did drugs with, or got drugs from, or sold drugs to so you need to stay away from them, and well many family members are the ones who got you started and at best your relationship is on the rocks so to avoid any undue stress its best just to stay away from them.
Oh, and don't go anywhere you used to go. As that is where your friends or family would go, and of course you might have used during any of those visits to those areas so you want to not trigger any ideas. Plus you don't what to run into someone using a laptop or smartphone? Or what if someone is giving away free coffee or cookies?
Oh, and l almost forgot. You need to eat some rotten food so that you get food poisoning, it won't be quite as bad as being dope sick, nor will it last as long but it should give you the general 'gist' anyway … of course unlike your food poisoning, dope sickness will go away instantly upon the use of the drug of choice.
But hell, its "easy" right? Just stay away from everything you know, do it alone, and feel like you are dope sick for 10-30 days and you'll be in the clear … assuming you can actually find the reason why you kept using to begin with and get that issue treated by a counselor or psychiatrist! This shouldn't be an issue with your amazing self image, self worth, and overflowing self respect!
The first step in resolving a problem, is understanding the problem … and this problem requires much more than "just say no."
Who am I?
I have been called "Sirthinkalot" and "The mender of souls." I am an addiction specialist and a full-time psychology student on the way to Dr. Davis in clinical psychology. I am currently crusading for the expedited paradigm shift in addiction recovery!