Definitely.That's the thing, Escape. It won't kill us, but the urges sure make it feel like they will, if we don't respond to them...
This is because the urges are coming from survival centers in the lower brain, relating to the instinctual and primal needs that keep man and beast alive.
The good news is that our 'higher brain', the cerebral cortex, where critical thinking and decision making come from, can override and outlast any urge.
Also, the more we dismiss urges, neither reacting for or against them (the withought judgment thing), the weaker and weaker they'll be.
Man. I'm right there with you.I'm reading success stories for motivation not to get caught in the heat of the moment. My addicted brain is trying to get me down the same routine that has led to relapses many times. I see it coming but it feels like the best idea, like it won't do anything wrong to me, that's exactly how it feels although I know it's not true.
Thanks, man!Man. I'm right there with you.
It's been really helpful to read other people's stories especially when I just wanna say 'screw it'. Then also reading about the hurt PMO has caused for the writer and their family, I don't want to go down that path.
Keep at it man. You are stronger than you realize!