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One Person’s Account of their Addictions

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One Person’s Honest Account,

of Their Addictions,

 Through The Years.

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I ran across the following blog when I was blog trolling instead of working and lo-and-behold.

Where did “lo-and-behold” originate from anyway? And am I even saying it right? <Shaking head in confusion>

Anyway, I began a reply to the blog in another writing application just to discover that comments are closed. It’s to be expected; things of this nature are very typical of my life.

Instead, I am posting my comment as a new blog thread. Here goes..

 

Daily Prompt:

Can’t Get Enough

by michelle w. on October 9, 2013

Have you ever been addicted to anything, or worried that you were? Have you ever spent too much time and effort on something that was a distraction from your real goals? Tell us about it.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us ADDICTING.

Please note that comments are always closed on daily prompts. Pingbacks are always enabled; if you link to the prompt post on your blog, a link to your post will appear in the list below the prompt.


Haven’t we all been addicted to something or other in our lifetime? If your answer is no, then you are certainly the exception the rule or you are lying like Pinocchio.

I have, and have had, too many addictions in my life. The worst addiction I ever picked up has to be tobacco. I have been smoking for what feels like eternity and I have no desire to quit. I would surmise that this could very well be what is named my “lifelong” addiction. In addition to the rock-bottom, hands-down most addicting habit I have ever “picked up”, it is also the 

  • most harmful,
  • most controlling,
  • most expensive
  • most noticeable
  • most socially stigmatizing and
  • most undesirable

 Habit out there. All of this, and I haven’t even mentioned how distastefully it smells or how harmful it can be to others. (Oh, I just did. Silly me!)

It is amazing how quickly one can become dependent upon nicotine and how difficult and time-consuming it is to break the addiction.

 Hey, is this a blog on addiction or on the reasons why smoking tobacco is not a good idea?

 Moving right along..

I seem to be addicted to one other drug which is also harmful to the body; however, to a lesser degree.  This drug is caffeine. My addiction seems to run primarily in the forms of coffee and tea, in that order. After caffeine comes vitamins. Yes, really! I have been taking a regime of vitamins since I was 16. I would not call that an addiction, no. However, when you run out or are in a location that your daily V’s are not in and you can’t focus or concentrate because you have not taken them, I would call that bordering on addiction. At the very least, I would call it unnatural, unhealthy, and unusual.

Also, I went through a period in my late teens and early 20’s when I was addicted to the internet and AOL chat rooms. Was that ever a horrible period of my life! I was in these “rooms” from morning until night and sometimes all night as well. We did nothing but sit around and wait for people to enter so that they can sit around with us and wait for more people to enter. I cannot now understand, nor comprehend my fascination or addiction to these “rooms.” I now wish that I could take back the hundreds upon hundreds of hours I spent living a completely “cyber” existence, ignoring the real world in the process. It is possible that I actually continue my addiction to the computer; however, if this is so, I do so in a much more constructive way. Today, when I am in front of my computer, which is often, I am doing something either necessary or productive; shopping, homework, reading/writing mail, paying bills, research etc..

 

So, there you have it; one person’s honest account of their addictions through the years.