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The Big Question

Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by akiram13, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. akiram13

    akiram13 Community Champion

    The big question is what brought yourself to the point that you gave up?

    What pushed you? No matter how big or small there is a triggering point. When you find the answer to this question you will know what to overcome. Fixing the broken pieces will never go back to what was but it will somehow recover. :)
  2. kassie1234

    kassie1234 Community Champion

    What pushed me towards recovery, and wanting to quit alcohol, do you mean?
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  3. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    To put it simply, suffering. That's what did it for me. Everything I did caught up with me in some way. It was a constant downward spiral and I suffered majorly as a result of my own actions. I knew that I had to change my life and mind before it was too late. Of course, having my first child played a big part in making that decision.
  4. gracer

    gracer Community Champion

    My biggest push to change is my family especially my son. When I found out that I was pregnant with my only child, it suddenly hit me in the head that I had to change completely and never go back ever again to my old ways. Ever since then I never went back to drinking and smoking ever again. I guess once we find our reason to live our life for the better, we become filled with inspiration and will to be the best person we could ever be.
  5. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    What caused me to quit my addiction was knowledge. I wasn't really addicted to drugs or alcohol, it was something just as bad. Lust, yes lust is an addiction fed by pornography and hidden in the media. How many times have you seen things on TV that trigger your mind into either watching porn or thinking about sex. Once I realized all this went together to lead to porn addictions I had to give it up. I don't care if someone finds a porn addiction funny, because they could just as easily have it as well.
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  6. rz3300@

    rz3300@ Senior Contributor

    Well I think that you are driving at what made me give up leading to my addiction issues, and for that I do not really have the answer. I wish it were that easy to isolate one thing, but I think that it was a whole host of factors at work. In terms of what led me to recovery, that one is easier...my body told me so in some not so nice ways.
  7. Okaviator

    Okaviator Senior Contributor

    What pushed me was when I woke up one day with my friend passed out next to me. There was vomit on the floor and I remember rushing to the phone and dialling 911. That was my wake-up call that I could be next. Every since I witnessed that, I have been clean ever since.
  8. akiram13

    akiram13 Community Champion


    More like what brought you into it and what brought you to stop.
  9. akiram13

    akiram13 Community Champion


    You will not be judged for whatever addiction you had or have by me. I am glad that you realized that you did have an issue. And most difinetly you are not alone. :)
  10. akiram13

    akiram13 Community Champion

    Whatever it was that pushed you to want to make a change i am happy that you did. :)
  11. akiram13

    akiram13 Community Champion

    Every single one of you is strong thank you all for sharing. It takes alot of courage to admit or share past stories.especially ones bring up bad memories. Remain strong whether religious or not GOD bless you all. :)
  12. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    I decided to fight my addiction when I realized my addiction was starting to take over my life. I'd drop anything at anytime to get "high". I couldn't allow myself to be a slave to drugs when noticed that everyone — family and friends — had distanced themselves. They no longer wanted to be associated with me. To get them back I had to do something — fight and beat the addiction I had to.
  13. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    I think the triggering point is when you no longer want to suffer the consequences of your actions. People are resistant to change and addictions are especially resistant to change and prone to relapse. I think ultimately you have to decide you want to have a better like than what you are living. i know that is my motivation to change. Also, you have to believe you want a better life than what you are living.
  14. Coolkidhere

    Coolkidhere Community Champion

    For me, it's the point where I've hit rock bottom. Where I've betrayed my family and my friends and I felt alone. It's the point where I felt that there really is no point to what I'm doing. I'm not really solving anything by doing what I'm doing. I'm hurting the ones I love in the process as well. And that point, I just accepted that I do have a problem and I need to change.
  15. serenity

    serenity Community Champion

    Well I never got addicted to smoking weed and cigarettes, luckily, but I just felt like stopping smoking them at the time, and I never looked back. It's also good for my wallet too.
  16. akiram13

    akiram13 Community Champion

    I believe that every single one of you is stronger than before. So much stronger and everyone here has a little bit of a different outlook in life now. It can be more appreciated and more valued through eyes that have seen far more destruction. For the courage it takes to come out and say thing like that shows that you are a fighter and will remain in the fight to a better life for yourselves. GOD Bless
  17. anorexorcist

    anorexorcist Community Champion

    Well, I think that it was my health and my self control, I reached a point when I couldn't control myself and that was devastating for my ego, even if it's still difficult, I feel more in control now. I haven't felt a big change when it comes to health because my lifestyle is not that healthy in general, but I know that if I want, I can improve my lifestyle.