Alcohol vs Porn Addiction

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  1. cadia guardsman

    cadia guardsman Fapstronaut

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    Damn porn Addiction is much more harder than alcohol Addiction! Im on day 23 but i still sometimes feel urges !

    On alcohol i was Addicted to that when i was 17 , until 18 i drank every day before going to school to feel more happier and less lazy , still One day i Said to stop that and i stoped , never drank any more alcohol since 18! And never had toughts about getting the old habits back, it even disgustes me what i did !
    But with porn , damn sometimes is very hard but thank God im fighting!
     
  2. Tiger uppercut!

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    I’ve been an alcoholic for 20 years. I agree that quitting alcohol is very hard....but nothing compared to quitting pmo.
     
  3. cadia guardsman

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    Damn Thats alot of time , thank God you supressed it! In my case i never realy liked alcohol , the smell, the taste for me is awfull , still i was Addicted to the efects i felt much more good and motivated to face the day ,but it was a false goodness and motivation ..... The One thing that scared me the most it was a time when a friend in joke told me to thrown myself to a window and i even considerated doing that ...that freaked me out , and after that incident i slowly dranked less and less Times until a day i decided to stop deffinitily ! And i actually really stopped , it is One of the things that gives me more self esteem
     
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  4. TimeToQuitNow

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    I found it much easier to quit alcohol than porn. Stay strong
     
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  5. Newlife33

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    I quit p*** for a year-and-a-half, but then I found out I was an alcoholic and I tried to get sober off beer. I'm 3 years sober now and and back trying to get sober off of pornography. I agree because with alcohol I am just giving something up. Pornography is a little more tricky because I'm not trying to give up my sex drive, I'm just trying to reset it to a more natural place
     
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  6. Ronila

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    Just make sure you do not combine your urge for sex with pornography. Your urge for sex will never go away, btu if you trained yourself to seek porn every time you feel urge for sex - then you may think of urge for sex as urge for addiction and those are not the same.
     
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  7. cadia guardsman

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    Yes that happened to me , my urges for sex were urges for porn but recently i finnaly had urges for true sex
     
  8. Jerky

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    Alcohol addiction is the same as porn addiction in the sense that its something outside of ourselves that we tell ourselves we need, to make us whole. It will always be something.

    If its not alcohol, its porn.

    If its not porn, its masturbating or sometimes both.

    If its neither if these, its food.

    If its not food, its gambling.

    If its not gambling, its spending money...

    This list never ends and neither does our search for the missing piece we can never find.
     
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  9. Sometimes I think that porn addiction is like having an alcohol addiction. Once you start you can never stop. Masturbating to porn is to escape a problem that we are facing in real life. So by turning to porn we escape those problems. The only thing that you can do is join a support group and have them help you. That's why I'm trying to use the NoFap community like a 12 step program to help me end my porn addiction. I even decided to make a friend here and create a private channel for us to talk to each other and try to rescue each other from getting sucked back in. This is a tough journey for all of us to do and stick with it.
     
  10. Newlife33

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    I get what you're saying, but I sort of disagree. Everything you mentioned is negative things that are obsessive. We still need things outside of ourselves to make our lives better oh, it just has to be healthy and community-based. No matter how good you feel about yourself or how much self work you've done, you are going to go crazy if you don't have hobbies, passions, interests and things to fill your time
     
  11. Yrassolg

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    Be strong, man!!
     
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  12. scarecrow1

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    A poster mentioned being addicted at age 17 to alcohol and quit aged 18. Forgive me for being a little sceptical of this!

    Regrettably if I am being realistic I have to say alcoholism is way worse than pornographer addiction.

    The reason being there isn’t a single organ in the body that alcohol doesn’t damage. Alcoholism kills. It destroys the liver and the lives of those affected and their families.

    People die from alcohol as in overdose. What killed Amy whinehouse? You may think it was drugs but it was simply alcohol. That is it.

    None of this is meant to belittle pornography addiction but that particular addiction robs you of time, motivation, sex drive but nothing really life threatening.

    Anyone wanting a feel of how awful alcoholism is should see “rain in my heart “
     
  13. cadia guardsman

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  14. cadia guardsman

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    I really quit at 18 bro , since then i never more got drunk and didnt drink more , when i was 17 i drinked all days execpt on weekends , and i drinked really strong só that i got more happier and less lazy , but then i quit , and i have to say it was easy because i never got any regression and i dont feel i need alcohol on my life again , with PMO its a different story but im fighting (day26) . Probably because i never liked the smell, the taste , and i got stomach pain and vomits i did managed to easily defeat alcohol i know that for people that like is much more tuffer
     
  15. delhiboy

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    I crave whiskey burning mouth and throat cheaper the better, expensive whisky are too smooth nowadays.
    Craving for alcohol is subtle
    but i committed to not drinking it

    Alcohol addiction is like 30-40 % as compared to pmo. But say someone is drinking at least 375 ml daily for say 10 years then it can be harder to handle than pmo.
    At least MO is natural thing but alcohol abuse for over a decade is a bigger problem to handle.
    According to me.
     
  16. TimeToQuitNow

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    Alcoholism is far more damaging than porn addiction. But that doesn't mean it's harder to quit. If you never had alcohol you would have no desire to drink it. If you you never ejaculated you would still have a desire to do so. I think this makes porn addiction harder to fight than alcohol addiction.

    This isn't to belittle alcohol addiction. I had a lot of trouble giving up alcohol. It is in itself addictive and western culture promotes drinking as part of a normal lifestyle. I just think porn is more difficult to quit. It has been in my experience.
     
  17. scarecrow1

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    guardsmen I really think you are mistaken. an alcohol addiction takes years to develop and when it has a hold of you then you will know all about it!

    A person may spend a year as a social drinker before the next year binging. Eventually their liver and other organs begin to suffer damage.

    extreme alcoholics maybe become alcohol dependent and it would be dangerous for them to go "cold turkey "

    I drink myself as a source of "Dutch courage " to approach women in nightclubs.

    no problems yet except for horrendous hangovers but I am monitoring the situation
     
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  18. Pure_Life

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    Alcohol and PMO go hand in hand.
     
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  19. PMO is harder than any other addiction most likely because it was so widely accepted so far and still it's really accessible. One click of the mouse and you can watch whatever and how long you want. It doesn't cost you anything(we know that the price is higher than you can imagine but that's not the point). In order to buy an alcohol or drugs you have to actually do something.
     
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  20. Pure_Life

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    Consider yourself lucky that you only have a porn addiction lad. Alcohol is a bigger beast.
     
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