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Author Topic:   Addiction By Definition
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Message 331 of 331 (912560)
09-10-2023 3:53 PM
Reply to: Message 180 by Phat
06-10-2017 5:24 PM

Day 328. Day 38: Staring In The Mirror
Deja Vu!
Phat on 6-10-2017 writes:
I have personally found that the addiction does get channeled into other directions. I still battle obsessive thoughts and behaviors in areas unrelated to gambling.
Percy recently brought up a current corollary in my current (Day 38) journey.
Percy writes:
Message 121
Phat writes:
Good news! Ive been sober 34 days now from compulsive gambling! According to experts, it will take a long time to heal from this damage. Sometimes I think that my prefrontal cortex was addicted to chaos and crises as well as slots and action.
You have strong self-destructive tendencies. It's a near certainty that as you're giving up gambling you're substituting some other self-destructive behavior, who knows what. Chewing tobacco? Opioids? On-line shopping?
Some addictions might be better than others. You could try becoming addicted to work or exercise or sex.
So far, my destructive behaviors are diminishing.

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