I need to up my game.

Escapeandnevercomeback

Respected Member
Day 2

I've said it a thousand times: If I don't quit alcohol, I have no chance with porn. And I crave a drink like crazy already :( To be honest with you right now, today I don't regret becoming a porn addict, I regret becoming an alcoholic. Without this fuckin shit, I would've had a lot more success with porn, even broken as I am.
 

Skittelz

Member
Day 2

I've said it a thousand times: If I don't quit alcohol, I have no chance with porn. And I crave a drink like crazy already :( To be honest with you right now, today I don't regret becoming a porn addict, I regret becoming an alcoholic. Without this fuckin shit, I would've had a lot more success with porn, even broken as I am.
I can tell you that alcohol addiction is a mean SOB to battle with. There were no hacks or tricks that I know of to stop, so I just used old-school willpower and miserable times. I still have dreams about drinking, even years later.

But it does get better. I promise. Keep fighting and hang in there.

I wish I had more encouraging words to say, but that's all I got.
 

Escapeandnevercomeback

Respected Member
I can tell you that alcohol addiction is a mean SOB to battle with. There were no hacks or tricks that I know of to stop, so I just used old-school willpower and miserable times. I still have dreams about drinking, even years later.

But it does get better. I promise. Keep fighting and hang in there.

I wish I had more encouraging words to say, but that's all I got.
I appreciate the support nevertheless. Don't worry about it. Thanks.
 

Escapeandnevercomeback

Respected Member
Day 1

I want to say I'm tired of all this shit but it comes without saying already. The ridiculous thing is that I relapsed without drinking. Then after the relapse I got drunk... I want to say I regret having ever gotten into this self-medication bullshit but it's in vain now. I can't change that without actually escaping this.
 

Escapeandnevercomeback

Respected Member
“Our culture has become hooked on the quick-fix, the life hack, efficiency. Everyone is on the hunt for that simple action algorithm that nets maximum profit with the least amount of effort. There’s no denying this attitude may get you some of the trappings of success, if you’re lucky, but it will not lead to a calloused mind or self-mastery. If you want to master the mind and remove your governor, you’ll have to become addicted to hard work. Because passion and obsession, even talent, are only useful tools if you have the work ethic to back them up.”

- Goggins
 

Escapeandnevercomeback

Respected Member
Day 5

One of the best things one can do with this stupid porn addiction is to develop the habit of not giving it attention. That's what it wants, the addicted you wants attention because by giving it attention, it can start trying to convince you. The thoughts, the porn images, the memory of great past experiences etc. We must develop the habit to distract ourselves from them, ideally in the first second. That would be the ultimate goal, to do it in the first second when it starts. Can you do it later too? Maybe, but why make it harder for yourself? It's especially important when urges are very strong. This is when usually people start giving dopamine to the brain by giving attention to the porn thoughts and images. I know it's easy to say it but hard to do. But we can do it. Holding the porn dopamine from going crazy does wonders. As porn addiction is a habit, this practice can also become a habit. Instead of the habit of entertaining porn thoughts, the habit of not entertaining the porn thoughts.
 
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