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10 years strong (addiction recovery)

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I've been very open on this forum about my history with non-substance addiction. I've spoken with multiple mental health professionals about my experience, and they all essentially agreed that it's a thing and something the field is still learning about and studying. But overall, not many know that you can have a legitimate addiction that isn't to substances.
Suffice to say, mine nearly cost me my life.

At any rate, I bought myself a coin to commemorate 10 years since I overcame it. I put an approximate date mainly because the form I filled out asked for one, but it was around late May/early June in 2010 that I resolved to quit and eventually felt the chains begin to weigh less heavy on me. It would take a couple years still for my mind to return to more normal functioning, but the worst of it was over. This year marks a solid decade of being "clean" and free.
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Well done, congratulations.

It take determination and courage to resist and to continue to resist temptation to endulge an addiction.
 
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Never heard of it to be honest
Yeah, it's not well known to be sure. But I'm definitely not the only case of it happening. Have you seen any of those old fear mongering fundamentalist articles saying this or that is evil, and then they cite a case where someone was so obsessed with something that they committed suicide? I'm thinking those were cases of addiction like the kind I had. Mine didn't end in suicide, but it very well could have and I definitely had the desire to do it.

I've also spoken to various mental health professionals about it, and a couple have said they know of other cases like mine.

Video game addiction is also officially recognized now, they're calling it "gaming disorder"
 

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I've been very open on this forum about my history with non-substance addiction. I've spoken with multiple mental health professionals about my experience, and they all essentially agreed that it's a thing and something the field is still learning about and studying. But overall, not many know that you can have a legitimate addiction that isn't to substances.
Suffice to say, mine nearly cost me my life.

At any rate, I bought myself a coin to commemorate 10 years since I overcame it. I put an approximate date mainly because the form I filled out asked for one, but it was around late May/early June in 2010 that I resolved to quit and eventually felt the chains begin to weigh less heavy on me. It would take a couple years still for my mind to return to more normal functioning, but the worst of it was over. This year marks a solid decade of being "clean" and free.
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Congratulations!!


You are strong in the Lord and blessed.

Thank you for sharing you testimony with us.


JLB
 

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I think it would be helpful to others if you could tell us your story. I am confused about what your addiction is. My only substance addictions are alcohol and food. The rest of them are non-substances like obsessing over people, places, and things.
 
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