Alcohol against urges..

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Journey (stay strong), Aug 7, 2019.

  1. Journey (stay strong)

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    For all you non-alcoholics - I find it way easier to overcome urges when drinking a glass of beer! good luck
     
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  2. LilD

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    And that's how you become an alcoholic. I'm only half joking.
     
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  3. Journey (stay strong)

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    but I was not ;)
     
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  4. LilD

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    It's never too late.
     
  5. Fenix Rising

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    You must be kidding right? Have you heard of term cross addiction? This is the worse advise one can give to a person trying to get rid of addiction.
    Numerus studies have shown that former addicts have really hard time not to exchange one addiction for another. At the end all addictions are the same, we crave dopamine rush. You can get it with alcohol, running, opioids, gambling, sex…
     
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  6. Journey (stay strong)

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    In the past it has worked for me :) and I'm by no means an alcoholic!
     
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  7. bken

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    You are playing with fire. Both alcohol and pmo cause hypofrontality, they work on the same pathways. Alcohol is like oil on the pmo fire in some people, including me.
     
  8. bluemax4

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    It's the opposite for me, having a drink leads me to binging and ended up at square one.
     
  9. Journey (stay strong)

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    Of course you shouldn't drink too much, but 1 glass is perfect. Try it if you don't believe me :)
     
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  10. Fenix Rising

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    If you're seriously PMO addicted your pre-frontal cortex looks like the one of an alcoholic or opioid addict. Mechanics behind it is the same. Alcohol "helps" you because you only exchange one drug of choice for another to get your craved dopamine spike. You can't regrowth your D2 receptors and gray matter if you keep elevating your dopamine levels -> May 24, 2019
    Brains don't care where they get excessive amount of dopamine. As long as they get it, regrowth of gray matter in PFC and D receptors won't start.
    But do whatever you want, it's your life.
     
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  11. Journey (stay strong)

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    People are different and that's good :)
    What works for you when you're close too M?
     
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    I can sense the anger through your comment but I want to let you know that most guys and girls on this forum seek for a reboot where they stop oversexualising everything and start to love themselves more - and 1 glass alcohol has no effect on rebooting
     
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  13. Fenix Rising

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    I'm not angry, I just don't like when people give bad advices. Maybe alcohol works for you and you can stay at one glass of wine daily, but statistic is brutally clear. It is very dangerous to indulge in any potentially addictive behavior (= any highly dopamine rewarding behaviour), when you're in abstention period of recovery.

    Watch this video. Man got rid of opioids but exchange them for alcohol and it nearly killed him:
     
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    - If you want to keep your NoFap-Streak going and you have urges, a glass of alcohol helps me - that's what I said and trust me I'm not misanthropic or sadistic. It helped me for a whole year, when I was doing NoFap, and no, not every day.
    I knew that people would disagree with me when I wrote it, but there are people out there who just won't overcome their urges, so I shared this controversial tip :)!
     
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    Because you edited it - 1 glass guys. Another example of an exaggeration. Obviously don't overdo it if you drink a glass only because of your urges.
     
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  16. Swapping one addiction with another isn't a good idea. I would stay away from anything like that (drugs, cigarettes, beer.)
     
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  17. Journey (stay strong)

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    Hey Curry,

    like I said, do it in moderation.
    If you can't endure it for some reason on a bad day, it will help. And if you feel like grabbing the bottle the next day again, you know it's not a win-win :)!
     
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  18. DeepParkWater

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    Yeah as long as you dont get too drunk. I drink a half glass of wine sometimes and the dopamine from that helps. Get too drunk makes me want to say F it
     
  19. C12345

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    The problem starts when 1 beer turns into 2, and 2 turns into 3 etc. As long as you keep it under control and it helps you, fuck yeah. Try to deal with most urges sober though, that's how you build strength against them.
     
  20. Jerky

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    Not me.

    Drinking always put me "in the mood"
     

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