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Why am I so addicted to self harm?

i have been doing things for years and I want to stop. Its just really hard. Please no oppinions on it just an answer.thanks.

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It can be very addicting.
It took me about a whole year to break the habit, and I still have thoughts of doing it again..You should try the butterfly project. I'm doing it, almost every day, and I haven't done any self harm in about a month. Good luck.

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It's when you draw a butterfly on the place where you want to cut, and you name it after someone you love.
I draw a few butterflies on my arm, and I write the name "Lauren" ( The name of my girlfriend) under each one. When I want to cut, I see the cute butterfly, and my girlfriends name. I can't cut something that I love.. so It stops me.
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I'm really proud of you!!!!!!! Good job on your recovery!
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Have you considered talking with a counselor? Maybe a school counselor? or another type of counselor? Talking with someone face to face is the best way.

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My parents known for over a year and say they will take me but havent
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I used to cut myself. and then I grew up.
addiction is a disease, and you're going to need a good reason to stop before you can.

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Thanks
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try to make a goal to stop and let a friend help you reach the goal to no self harm, hoped i helped:)

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Thankyou
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no prob i hope you could stop it
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Why?
Simple.
It's basic sensory stimulation.
Sensation of any type -- even painful -- is preferred by some people instead of sensory deprivation.

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It's not an addiction. You've made yourself think it helps.

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It is an addiction
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being addicted to self harm is just plain stoopid....
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-.- it's not an addiction. You get addicted to drugs because your body depends on it, you can't be addicted to cutting yourself. Just like biting your nails, you do not depend on it, it is a habit.
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you are right swallex. you're invited to my party!
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:'3
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It's not addicting. It's an attempt to get attention and YES. maybe take your mind off of emotional pain. Just think of your future. You gonna tell future generations after you that THAT'S what you did to get through with your problems? Not deal with it rationally but instead try and self destruct by doing THAT? No rational, practical and right mindset tells you that that fixes your problems. If anything that's only ADDING to it.

Anyways, go out and do something more productive. Take your mind off of things that's hurting you by being positive and busying yourself with things that will HELP you be a better person and an overall AWESOME individual such as, doing community service, getting into sports, doing arts, whatever that may be, dancing, singing, playing an instrument. Have fun. With the stuffs today, you can't be not accessible to anything that will help you achieve any of this. YES, people need time to get sad and get into the moment, but you don't let it consume you. You're better than that.

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It is addicting people
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Nope. Not an addiction.
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you are right swallex. you're invited to my party!
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It is addicting. You have no idea. NO idea. Obviously you don't have this problem. I did, and she does. It is really hard to stop.
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I did, and it is NOT an addiction and stopping is one one of the easiest things in the world to do.
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It's seems like the only thing to do when your hurt. U can get through this though. I know u can. Stay strong. I actually stop people from to doing this stuff on the Internet so if u need help kik me (I'll tell u my kik in comments if u want it)

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Please ps i love the username
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Haha thanks! And my kik is @/notsoquietanymore :) I'm here for u!
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Find a reason for your harming yourself. Are you depressed? Are you regretful? Are you hopeless? Trace it back to what caused you to feel that way. Usually after a while, you'll laugh at what caused it. But it depends on how serious it was. remember, you are always loved. If it wasnt cause you are sad, and you just like to see blood on your arm, have people help you out. Talk to counselers. Butterfly prodject helped me. Good luck.

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Whats the butterfly project
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You draw a butterfly on where you want to cut, name it for someone you love, if you give in and cut, the butterflies die. You don't want the butterflies to die. }i{
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Look it up. It works.
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Perhaps it's a way of releasing negative emotions you might have?
Look up the butterfly project on google and follow the instructions, it helps. Stay strong :)

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