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How do you get rid of a mental addiction fast?

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If there is no chemical dependency, try changing your routine. If this is just an addiction to something like video gaming, try staying away from the games by doing other things. Get out of the house, or disconnect the console so that it is a bigger hassle to play.

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What happens if there is a chemical dependency?
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Chemical dependency makes it harder because you are physically addicted to a substance like alcohol or drugs. You have the mental addiction plus a physical craving or need. This is why it is so hard for people to stop smoking or drinking because it is both mental and physical.
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Its more intense than just a video game thing but thanks. Ill try it.
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I'm afraid there is no fast way to get rid of most addictions. Depending on the seriousness of your addiction, you may want to find someone to hold you accountable--a good friend or family member that truly cares about your well-being. Another thing you can do is find something that you like to do that demands all of your attention (besides the addiction itself, of course) and partake in that whenever you start to feel subject to the addictive stimulus. Without further detail about your problem, however, there's not much more help I can offer.

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Dear TheEugenius,
Depending on what your mental addition is...there may be a twelve-step program!
For instance, they have them now for people who are overwhelmed by clutter, and cannot stop collecting. These proven programs may be the quickest way to get on top of a mental addiction, but perhaps not as fast as you might hope...

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You know, I do not think we hit upon anything really workable for you, did we?

Here is another thought for you...if your mental addiction is not harming anyone, is there a way that you could just comes to terms with it and accept it, accept yourself just as you are?
Work around the addiction, find your joy where you can... the old Beatles song, Let It Be...
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Well this certain addiction is affecting my salvation and i know john lennon is atheist but you dont seem to be so i think you understand why i NEED to get this outa my lyfe.
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Your discernment is flawless...I am devotional. Actually assumed Lennon was too..."Mother Mary comes to me..."

And from my personal experience, there is no doubt that just the fact you understand and acknowledge this addiction is the greatest step in the eyes of the Beloved God. That is the door for healing.

That opens up another avenue...I just KNOW there are very fine priests and pastors who could give you some insight. I believe that Thomas Keating, an extraordinarily fine priest of Catholicism, gives retreats and seminars. Brainstorming now...see if you can attend one, and ask for a consultation with him?
Another very fine pastor who I know could counsel with you is Presbyterian, but retired now.

There is no way you can be outside God's love, and I hope you will love yourself as infinitely as that.
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By the way, I just said some prayers for you.
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Are you a therapist? You are a VERY deep thinker and i admyre you for it. But one thing i shouldve mentioned is that im nondenominational christian. I do have some good resources lyke my preacher and some elders. So thanks. Unless youve got it figured already, youll never know what it is because im never gonna give away anything that personnal and im sure you understand. God is probably the BEST resource i could go to. Plus i doubt we even live in the same tymezone cause you replyde pretty early where i live. Anyway thanks for the help.
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