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#1 Edited by Unilad (562 posts) -

Okay,

I have an addictive personality. I cannot do anything to a moderate extent. I either obsess with the given thing/activity until my body, or manipulating external factors physically prohibit me from doing it.

I took up running last summer. However, instead of running twice, or 3 times a week, I ran everyday, 12km a day for 10 weeks. This ended when I physically could not continue. Even when I wasn't running I was thinking about it. If there was a reason I couldn't go (which happened on two days) I would spent that day depressed, and no matter how much I ran the rest of the week I simply could not forgive myself that I had missed that day. It was a crazy period.

However, I don't do that anymore. I realised, and I have spent a lot of time concentrating on not taking things so obsessively. There are some activities I simply do not do anymore (No, not that activity you sicko's) as I know I could not do it moderately.

I was wondering if any of you have ever been addicted to anything, be it physical or mental. Any of you have/had similar obsessive tendencies? How do you deal with them, or how did you solve/control them.

#2 Posted by falserelic (5437 posts) -

porn.

#3 Edited by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

booty

#4 Posted by BaneFireLord (2935 posts) -

Air.

#5 Posted by CaLe (3988 posts) -

No, I've never been addicted to anything. I don't have an addictive personality and I have no problem saying no to anything and everything.

#6 Edited by Roxasthirteen (54 posts) -
#7 Posted by falserelic (5437 posts) -

Outside of porn I do like to workout alot. Not only to get in better shape, but it helps me relieve alot of stress. There's times where I get extremely pissed-off at myself, and I usually go to the gym to let off some steam...

#8 Posted by Akyho (1655 posts) -

I was honestly Addicted to Knight of the old Republic. So what my dad, when we weren't playing it it was all we could think about. We were breaking into colds sweats over it.

Once it was completed, we had kicked our addiction.

Other than that....girls. If I get a girlfriend I am addicted to them...which is not good for a relationship.

#9 Posted by Toxeia (729 posts) -

WoW.... Oh god, Wow. I had 14 level 80 characters during WOTLK that I actually played every day. It wasn't until Mists of Pandaria came out and all my friends had quit I was finally able to kick the habit - but damn those curvaceous lady pandas were tempting.

#10 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3337 posts) -

Girls, drugs and video games.

#12 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

I'm addicted to quitting. I gave up drinking, being fat, Facebook, and online dating.

#13 Edited by The_Grindilow (431 posts) -

Alcohol, it sucked. Don't do it

#14 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3408 posts) -

Clamato juice. I can't tell where the tomatoes end and the clam begins!

#15 Edited by Village_Guy (2581 posts) -

EVERYTHING

#16 Posted by Aegon (5645 posts) -

@cale said:

No, I've never been addicted to anything. I don't have an addictive personality and I have no problem saying no to anything and everything.

Or maybe you're addicted to saying no?

#17 Posted by Miniexadoor (33 posts) -

I'm addicted to sarcastic forum responses

#18 Posted by MonetaryDread (2035 posts) -

I went through a drug phase when I was in my twenties. I bought an ounce every payday - at $140 for where I live it is nowhere near as expensive as anywhere I have seen in the States. I used to be huge into GHB, Acid, Coke, X, Whiskey, and Caffeine.

Alcohol was easily the toughest to quit of the bunch.

#19 Edited by The_Grindilow (431 posts) -

I went through a drug phase when I was in my twenties. I bought an ounce every payday - at $140 for where I live it is nowhere near as expensive as anywhere I have seen in the States. I used to be huge into GHB, Acid, Coke, X, Whiskey, and Caffeine.

Alcohol was easily the toughest to quit of the bunch.

I feel you man. Alcohol was hard for me because of the social situations which surround it. Quitting it was one of the hardest things i've had to do. Not managed the smokes yet but once step at a time and all that.

#20 Edited by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

I smoked weed everyday for 5 years and then just quit. Now I'm addicted to exercise and caffeine. Since I graduated Uni I have managed to curb my caffeine consumption to 1 coffee in the morning and 2-3 green teas throughout the day.

Oh yeah I was also addicted to diet cola.

#21 Edited by Marcsman (3199 posts) -

Typical sex, drugs rock & roll

#22 Posted by CaLe (3988 posts) -

@aegon said:

@cale said:

No, I've never been addicted to anything. I don't have an addictive personality and I have no problem saying no to anything and everything.

Or maybe you're addicted to saying no?

I was asked if I wanted to go for a walk today and I said yes, so...

#23 Edited by TopSteer (657 posts) -

I'm beginning to think I might have an alcohol problem, I bought a !.75 liter bottle Sunday night and I've just finished the last of it about twenty minutes ago. I guess it was inevitable, most of my family is alcoholic and I do like the feeling of being drunk. I think this is the fastest I've ever finished a bottle though, I normally only get drunk a couple times every two weeks.

#24 Posted by DeeGee (2126 posts) -

@canteu: Congratulations on not understanding what addiction is, I guess.

#25 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6299 posts) -

@the_grindilow said:

Alcohol, it sucked. Don't do it

Too true man. I went nuts when I turned 21 and started boozing every night, waking up drunk every morning, and then drinking more when I got off work. Then I became dependent on it and it scared the shit out of me. The shakes, the shits, the depression, the nausea, the anxiety, the sweating, the skin-crawling, the occasional terrifying hallucinations, and the insomnia....Ugh, never again man.

It took me three days to fully detox and it was Hell on earth. Oddly enough the sick feeling made the thought of a drink absolutely disgusting to me, but I just wanted to be back to normal again in the worst way. Luckily as the symptoms got worse I realized I needed to put the breaks on it and reached out to a friend who talked some god damn sense into me. If I had continued the way I was going I would've probably had to go to an actual detox where I'd be prescribed Xanax or something to keep me from seizing up. I always found it odd that they treat alcohol withdrawal with benzos since alcohol and benzo withdrawals are the only withdrawals that can actually kill you. Plus I could see myself easily getting hooked on benzos and replacing alcohol with them.

That's the only time I've been truly physically dependent on a substance and it's not fun. It taught me a good lesson though.

#26 Posted by MocBucket62 (1231 posts) -
#27 Posted by BIGJEFFREY (5055 posts) -

#28 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

@canteu said:

No. I possess what is known as "willpower" and "self control". These qualities are quite rare from what I understand.

Boy, I don't think this post could possibly be any more dickish. And congratulations on having so little understanding about how addiction works.

#29 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1329 posts) -

Giantbomb... it's a hell of a drug

#30 Posted by Demoskinos (14842 posts) -

My closest addiction would be games but since its something that isn't a chemical addiction Id whine for a week or two then be fine if I couldn't play anymore. Knowing that I have addictive tendencies I keep myself away from drugs and alcohol. Although honestly that has been easy for me. Never have really been attracted to either and peer pressure has always been a joke to me since I don't care what anyone thinks of me.

#31 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -

@deegee: Obviously. I've smoked weed for the past 10 years. I've played video games for the past 20 years. I drink alcohol, love women and abhor tobacco.

Perhaps yes, I do not know what addiciton is, because I could forgo any of these things right the fuck now. Perhaps, simply because I am not addicted to anything does not mean I cannot understand what mental illness is.

Very presumptuous of you.

@mariachimacabre And you too, sir.

#32 Edited by DeeGee (2126 posts) -
@canteu said:

yes, I do not know what addiciton is

You should have just cut out all the needless information and posted this. It keeps the main thrust of you having no idea what addiction actually is without wasting peoples time telling them how much you love ladies or whatever.

#33 Posted by falserelic (5437 posts) -

Seeing that gif still makes me giggle abit...

#34 Posted by BiffMcBlumpkin (3720 posts) -

Tasting my own poop. With stuff like heroin you don't have to be anywhere near it so it's easy to avoid, but you have to shit at least once a day (sometimes three or four times) so it's hard as Hell.

#35 Posted by DarthOrange (3864 posts) -

@canteu said:

No. I possess what is known as "willpower" and "self control". These qualities are quite rare from what I understand.

Wow good for you. It's too bad you lack consideration and courtesy.

#37 Posted by Flappy (2261 posts) -
  • Carrot juice
  • Thick thighs
  • Music
  • Video Games

Music and Video Games are iffy because I managed to go about 7~ months without either. Yeah, I'm pretty hardcore, y'guys.

#38 Posted by wjb (1662 posts) -

#39 Posted by DeeGee (2126 posts) -

@canteu: Welcome to the 21st century, man. Modern medicine can and will tell you that you're wrong.

Next thing you'll be trying to convince everyone that it's possible to just stop being ill. All you have to do is not, after all.

#40 Posted by The_Grindilow (431 posts) -

@the_grindilow said:

Alcohol, it sucked. Don't do it

Too true man. I went nuts when I turned 21 and started boozing every night, waking up drunk every morning, and then drinking more when I got off work. Then I became dependent on it and it scared the shit out of me. The shakes, the shits, the depression, the nausea, the anxiety, the sweating, the skin-crawling, the occasional terrifying hallucinations, and the insomnia....Ugh, never again man.

It took me three days to fully detox and it was Hell on earth. Oddly enough the sick feeling made the thought of a drink absolutely disgusting to me, but I just wanted to be back to normal again in the worst way. Luckily as the symptoms got worse I realized I needed to put the breaks on it and reached out to a friend who talked some god damn sense into me. If I had continued the way I was going I would've probably had to go to an actual detox where I'd be prescribed Xanax or something to keep me from seizing up. I always found it odd that they treat alcohol withdrawal with benzos since alcohol and benzo withdrawals are the only withdrawals that can actually kill you. Plus I could see myself easily getting hooked on benzos and replacing alcohol with them.

That's the only time I've been truly physically dependent on a substance and it's not fun. It taught me a good lesson though.

Totally get where you're coming from man. Last time I quit alcohol the withdrawals were so bad I was having 5-6 panic attacks per hour, the shakes, the anxiety, i've been very ill (naturally) before and it was nothing compared to alcohol withdrawal. I was prescribed benzos for the first 48 hours as it was that bad, it does seem weird as they are also addictive but they really did get me through that first few days.

I'm 22 now and hopefully coming out of the cycle you went through, it really is the worst. I'm glad I've found a fellow bomber who has gone through the same actually. Trying to describe it to the 'social drinkers' I know is pretty difficult. It's like, imagine your worst hangover ever yeah, multiply it by 100 and then add in the worst feeling in your life. Horrible thing, wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy, and this is the shit you can buy over the counter!

#41 Posted by psylah (2177 posts) -

After a minor surgery, an oral surgeon prescribed me Oxycontin. I was afraid I might get addicted to it, so when it came close to time to refill the bottle, I left two or three in there and just dealt with the pain while eating. That was years ago, and I never did use those last pills.

#42 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -

@deegee: Your argument is not even that. You're simply telling me I'm wrong because I have no addictions. Mental and physical addiction are two different things. Both are most certainly voluntary.

You think because I have not personally experienced physical withdrawal, that means my experiences are invalid. Your reasoning is rather shallow. You have no idea what I've witnessed or why I am able to overcome such things. Get your head out of your own arse before you tell me what I know.

edit: @psylah See? It takes effort, but doesn't mean it's impossible. People are different believe it or not.

#43 Edited by Deranged (1837 posts) -

Video games duder!

#44 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

Video games duder!

#45 Edited by DeeGee (2126 posts) -

@canteu:

Haha, it's pretty great to see you just completely flipping out at something I never said. Let's review my three posts? I told you that you have no idea what addiction actually is, that you still have no idea what addiction is, and that modern medicine will tell you you're wrong.

but uh ... good job on that whole "don't tell me what I know" kick.

Maybe all that weed you smoke made you imagine the part where I tell you that you're wrong purely because you have no addictions?

#46 Edited by Canteu (2821 posts) -

@deegee: whatever, keep on keeping on I guess.

edit: more presumptions. Rule #1 Don't be a jerk.

#47 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Cigarets.

#48 Edited by DarthOrange (3864 posts) -

@canteu said:

@deegee: whatever, keep on keeping on I guess.

edit: more presumptions. Rule #1 Don't be a jerk.

You broke that with your first post duder.

#49 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -
#50 Edited by Everyones_A_Critic (6299 posts) -

@the_grindilow: I remember laying in bed the first night kicking the blankets off and pulling them back on every 30 seconds, completely unable to sleep. I would close my eyes but it was as if my eyelids didn't work and I could still see my room. It scared the shit out of me. When I'd inevitably pass out for ten minutes or so out of sheer exhaustion I'd be jolted awake by some of the most vivid and terrifying nightmares I'd ever had. I thought about trying to gradually ween myself off it but I knew that as soon as I got a buzz going I'd say "fuck it" and black out all over again just like every other time I started drinking.