addiction: something to run from or face?

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Introduction

Video games, Math, and maturity all have this in common: You have to complete challenges at one level before you can reach the next.

This story is my example of how going public with the real experience of your addictions, compulsions, and other personal limitations makes the process of maturity unavoidable—the process of learning the same lessons as many times as it takes before actual change occurs.

Going public?

Whether you go public as yourself or through the use of a cool pseudonym, finding a way that works for you to share about your real motivations and hindrances just makes it impossible to keep comfortably putting off your values.

Going public gives you direction, motivation, and connection with others like you who are on the same journey.

Conversations with me high that helped me not get high so much

This story is basically a series of conversations I had with my high self. These conversations took place near the end of my medical marijuana addiction, which lasted from 2011 through parts of 2015.

Preparing and sharing this story changed my perspective, enabling me to gradually grow beyond my addicted state to one of balance and control.

I’ve divided this story into seventy days for reading if you like. You could read more (or less) than one chapter per day; but committing to something for seventy days might be a fun, helpful way to approach it as part of your process.

Get in touch with me at any point during your seventy-day journey or after. I’d love to hear your story.

andrew@akfinn.org 

12-steps and rehab

In this story, I mention 12-steps and other methods. I won’t comment on the role chemical treatment or rehabilitation might play in reversing the effects of drug addiction. Certain chemical addictions might require chemical intervention or treatment, but that’s a question for a doctor.

It seems as though most recovery models (including mine) come into play after or alongside whatever other medical or chemical treatment is needed.

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Intro, DAY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, Afterword

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