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How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by Nobody: 1:15pm On Jun 21, 2019
How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction

(c) Johnspeak Uwangue
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Whether you believe it or not, majority of people are fighting against one addiction or another. Yours might be different from mine but all addictions are dangerous and harmful. According to Adams Feldman of MEDICALNEWSTODAY “addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drugs, activity or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm.”

Some addiction also involves an inability to stop partaking in activities such as gambling, masturbation, pornography, eating or working. In these circumstances, a person has behavioral addiction. When a person experiences addiction, they cannot control how they use a substance or partake in an activity and they become dependent on it to cope with daily life. Most people starts using a drug or first engage in an activity voluntarily. However, addiction can take over and reduce self control. However, addiction and misuse are different. Misuse refers to the incorrect, excessive or non therapeutic use of body and mind altering substances. However, not everybody that misuse a substance has addiction. Addiction is simply the long term inability to moderate or cease.

I suffered from addiction secretly for a very long time until I got tired and decided to do something about it. I want to share with you just four ways that I was able to overcome my stubborn addiction.

- I Starved It
When an habit becomes an addiction you will always feel the urge to engage. The urge is like a man knocking on the door of your apartment but it’s left to you to either open up or not. The truth is, if you refuse to grant him access whenever he knocks he will eventually get tired and walk away. He will keep coming but will eventually stop when you refuse to open up. So it is with addiction. Starve it by not engaging when the urge comes.

- I Got A Replacement
You can’t easily stop an addiction without having an alternative or replacement. For instance, if your addiction is masturbation or drugs, whenever you feel the urge to engage, get something else to remove your mind from the thought. Play an instrument, join a dance class, play sport just do something legal whenever you feel the urge.

- I Stopped Celebrating It
The funny truth is that things that are easily addicted to always seem like fun and enjoyment. You are celebrating it when you think it’s fun. Detest it, become angry with it,run away from it like Joseph fleeing from the grip of Potiphar’s wife. Some people have become addicted to sex cos that’s their own definition of fun in so doing, they h find themselves unable to stay a day without sex. Stop celebrating your addictions cos whatever you celebrate won’t want to let you go.

- Talk Against It
Some people would have gone back to their old lifestyle if they didn’t preach against it publicly. Talking, preaching, speaking against your addiction is an easy way to overcome it because only fools patronize what they discriminate against. Join a local group, join a talk group where people can talk about their addictions without being mocked.

- Bonus: Get Busy

I believe you have been blessed and enlightened by this write up? For more information please check my signature.

Succeed You Must!

(c) Johnspeak Uwangue
Youth Development speaker, Talent Manager and Coach.

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by abdulyaro66(m): 2:16pm On Jun 21, 2019
Mad o ! Anyways na God Save you ...






I’m still buying gift cards and bitcoins tho

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by pautex: 2:16pm On Jun 21, 2019
I am not understanding this write up undecided

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by Alusman(m): 2:17pm On Jun 21, 2019
True words. Thanks for sharing

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by bro4u: 2:17pm On Jun 21, 2019
Ok. But I'm addicted to success ooo, do i need to overcome that too

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by Emotionss: 2:17pm On Jun 21, 2019
True talk

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by ainas247: 2:18pm On Jun 21, 2019
cool
Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by YorubaKing: 2:18pm On Jun 21, 2019
cool
Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by pautex: 2:18pm On Jun 21, 2019
I am not understanding this write up undecided

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by Ajoboss(m): 2:18pm On Jun 21, 2019
Wot was d addiction?

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by MyNamelS(m): 2:19pm On Jun 21, 2019
Prayer is always the answer.
Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by babyfaceafrica: 2:19pm On Jun 21, 2019
I am addicted to success
Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by Lovexme(m): 2:20pm On Jun 21, 2019
Ashamed to mention what the addiction was?

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by tstx(m): 2:21pm On Jun 21, 2019
Hn
Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by tstx(m): 2:21pm On Jun 21, 2019
Lovexme:
Ashamed to mention what the addiction was?


He's a guy... So I'm guessing PORN



DavidEsq:

Me, I was thinking soapy and weed

Nah. It can't be weed

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by chingymingy: 2:21pm On Jun 21, 2019
Bros just thank God for His grace and mercy that helped set you free

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by showafrica(m): 2:22pm On Jun 21, 2019
Shayo, how person go leave Shayo na
Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by karma2000: 2:23pm On Jun 21, 2019
Addiction can lead to karma if not stopped in time

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by Gratefulheart01(m): 2:23pm On Jun 21, 2019

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by Nobody: 2:25pm On Jun 21, 2019
I'm addicted to falling in love.

Any cure undecided
Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by Omo9ja147(m): 2:26pm On Jun 21, 2019
Baba...season done finish..which match una still want fix na... Hunger go kill u ... Idiot, play your 101 percent sure games and win your millions alone...

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by goodnewsbabe: 2:26pm On Jun 21, 2019
Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by DavidEsq(m): 2:26pm On Jun 21, 2019
tstx:



He's a guy... So I'm guessing PORN
Me, I was thinking soapy and weed
Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by emwye(m): 2:27pm On Jun 21, 2019
At the risk of sounding like a prick:
1. You don’t overcome an addiction, one simple manages it. The age old adage “once an addict, always an addict” rings true.
2. I believe addiction is a disease that needs treatment and there are a few addictions which stopping cold turkey could actually be fatal.
3. Addicts need a very strong support system, it’s easy to slip into depression otherwise
4. Address the real issue that pushed one into it in the first place. Friends e.t.c
5. When you slip, don’t beat yourself up but be thankful you survived it and learn from your mistakes.

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by Bbbwings: 2:27pm On Jun 21, 2019
Nonsensical write up
What are your battles?
What is your addiction?
Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by daddytime(m): 2:28pm On Jun 21, 2019
I
Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by Myself2(m): 2:29pm On Jun 21, 2019
JohnspeakU:
How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction

(c) Johnspeak Uwangue
.
Whether you believe it or not, majority of people are fighting against one addiction or another. Yours might be different from mine but all addictions are dangerous and harmful. According to Adams Feldman of MEDICALNEWSTODAY “addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drugs, activity or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm.”

Some addiction also involves an inability to stop partaking in activities such as gambling, masturbation, pornography, eating or working. In these circumstances, a person has behavioral addiction. When a person experiences addiction, they cannot control how they use a substance or partake in an activity and they become dependent on it to cope with daily life. Most people starts using a drug or first engage in an activity voluntarily. However, addiction can take over and reduce self control. However, addiction and misuse are different. Misuse refers to the incorrect, excessive or non therapeutic use of body and mind altering substances. However, not everybody that misuse a substance has addiction. Addiction is simply the long term inability to moderate or cease.

I suffered from addiction secretly for a very long time until I got tired and decided to do something about it. I want to share with you just four ways that I was able to overcome my stubborn addiction.

- I Starved It
When an habit becomes an addiction you will always feel the urge to engage. The urge is like a man knocking on the door of your apartment but it’s left to you to either open up or not. The truth is, if you refuse to grant him access whenever he knocks he will eventually get tired and walk away. He will keep coming but will eventually stop when you refuse to open up. So it is with addiction. Starve it by not engaging when the urge comes.

- I Got A Replacement
You can’t easily stop an addiction without having an alternative or replacement. For instance, if your addiction is masturbation or drugs, whenever you feel the urge to engage, get something else to remove your mind from the thought. Play an instrument, join a dance class, play sport just do something legal whenever you feel the urge.

- I Stopped Celebrating It
The funny truth is that things that are easily addicted to always seem like fun and enjoyment. You are celebrating it when you think it’s fun. Detest it, become angry with it,run away from it like Joseph fleeing from the grip of Potiphar’s wife. Some people have become addicted to sex cos that’s their own definition of fun in so doing, they h find themselves unable to stay a day without sex. Stop celebrating your addictions cos whatever you celebrate won’t want to let you go.

- Talk Against It
Some people would have gone back to their old lifestyle if they didn’t preach against it publicly. Talking, preaching, speaking against your addiction is an easy way to overcome it because only fools patronize what they discriminate against. Join a local group, join a talk group where people can talk about their addictions without being mocked.

- Bonus: Get Busy

I believe you have been blessed and enlightened by this write up? For more information please check my signature.

Succeed You Must!

(c) Johnspeak Uwangue
Youth Development speaker, Talent Manager and Coach.


Thank God for your life

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by Ajoboss(m): 2:29pm On Jun 21, 2019
bro4u:
Ok. But I'm addicted to success ooo, do i need to overcome that too
lol....u b clown ah swear

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Re: How I Overcame My Stubborn Addiction By Johnspeak Uwangue by Myself2(m): 2:30pm On Jun 21, 2019
bro4u:
Ok. But I'm addicted to success ooo, do i need to overcome that too

Hmmm better use successful person picture then,,not that hunger afflicted man wey hold pencil wey you post

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