One year clean

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One year clean

I joined OLGA on May 21, 2013. Since then I haven't played any kind of game. I will make a longer post on my blog about what all I feel I have achieved in this time.

The desire to play (or at least log on to the game forums) is still something I carry. Some days it isn't there, but just like the first two weeks, I still find myself wanting to log on. Some nights I fall asleep thinking about the game.

The difference is that today I have a LOT MORE happening in my life, a lot more people, a lot more coping skills, a lot more in terms of 'real life' progress. I have a job now, and I've been a part of many real life initiatives that matter to me. Today I have a lot more knowledge of how the addiction process is, and I am aware of my own reactions and responses, and not only do I 'know' what is happening more quickly, I am better trained in my response. Today I know that when the craving is intense, I need to not fight it by trying to escape, or burden myself with guilt or responsibilities, but simply go to a safe place and just hold myself till the feeling passes. And if I cannot find a safe place by myself, then to ask for help from a recovery buddy, or sponsor, or the site, or a real life friend, and tell them what I need or what the problem is and ask them to help me get through this weak phase for me.

Hugs and love to everyone here!

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Congratulations, Iamhuman. 

Congratulations, Iamhuman. That's awesome!


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson

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Last seen: 1 year 11 months ago
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Cogratulations! Great

Cogratulations! Great achievement!

"The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches." "The first step toward change is acceptance." "Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do." "Change is not something you do, it's something you allow."- Will Garcia

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Congratulations Iam! One

Congratulations Iam! One year game-free is a wonderful accomplishment!

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