How I got sober (off meth)

Before I tell you the story I will tell you the strategy so you can skip the boring details if you wish:

Tie MASSIVE PAIN to the other behavior (drug abuse) and even MORE PLEASURE to the new behavior (sobriety).

Here's why:

Our primary drivers as humans are the need to avoid pain and the desire to attain pleasure. We will always do more to avoid pain than we will to attain pleasure. That is why tying massive pain to using and more pleasure to being sober will change your behavior. It creates a shift in your brain that makes you brain go, "look at all the pain! I don't want to do this anymore. Oh, and look at all this pleasure. I want to be sober!" So write down what it will mean for your in 5, 10, 15 20, 25 years if you keep using? Go into detail and be EMOTIONAL. Then, what will it mean for me in 5,10,15,20,25 years if I get sober? Do this in detail using emotion. This will create a powerful shift in your brain that will help you immensely.

Now, what happened with me?
I was in rehab and saw a young man who had overdosed on fentynyl. He thought he was smoking meth (which is what I was smoking) so he took a huge inhale. He got brain damage from the overdose. I took one look at him and thought that I would never be able to be with the woman of my dreams if I were like him. She would never be with a man who had brain damage. Then all my other dreams came rushing to me. That was it. The shift was created and the behavior was changed and I was sober.

It has been over a year now and I am feeling so blessed! I know in my heart and in my gut I will never go back.

Peace+

Parthenon1
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