I was just thinking while studying for my psych. final and thought about if I was a drug addict. Im learning about the brain and how amazing it is and im pissed I dont know more about it. But i was thinking about how strong a good brain can be for someones life, and how will power can help alot. But I was wondering if a lot of people have ever overcome addictions, whether its drugs or shopping or whatever, by sheeer willpower? I mean it sounds simple but I just wonder how hard it would be if you just gathered up all your strength and just committed to getting clean. I know that theres some drugs out there that have horrible physical withdrawal periods such as heroin. But is there any stories of someone just stopping with their addictions and recovering without any medical help. I'm sure there is but I never really have heard one.