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Chasing the dragon, the golden years of childhood

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wannabegooroo

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instead of chasing the "good" feelings using intoxicants, you can use the pain to stimulate to encourage healing, it's the fear of the painful feelings/memories/thoughts that we are trying to escape from. so if your fear of the past is lesser, so is the the anxiety and the craving to stimulate it with intoxicants etc. The "negative" feelings, emotions etc are very important in regulation for stability....they have a saying...healing is feeling. The detox from addictive substances is often a slow and painful process, your body is cleansing as part of the healing process....
 
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SomersetScorpio

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Yes, I definitely agree that feeling is healing.
Too often it's tempting to take ourselves away from what we feel, but in my experience, that means stuff ends up unprocessed and ruling my subconscious.
 
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wannabegooroo

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escapism and detachment are also useful, use escapism and exposure in moderation is mostly the best way
 
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