Tag: addiction


What is your Drug of Choice????

The way the world is going today for some is amazing. You’re doing great at work, relationships, kids, and just all around the world is a beautiful place. These are moments that I wish could be held on to forever. Problem is, there is always an entity coming for you and what you have. We have many of us that are willing to be warriors. This being a military veteran website, I’m sure I’ll have a few nodding their heads, but as you all will know by now, if you have been reading along with my blogs. Purpose is the soul drive of all human beings. Whether it be a woman bearing a child. Or a man, going off to war.

To get back to the basics, men provide, hunt, while women nurture and tend to the needs of children. Basic instincts of survival come down to what we accept as individuals and our biological needs. Still, food, water, shelter. Beyond that is a purpose, a will to continue. A will to get up at the crack of dawn and see that your accomplishments have to do with getting your ass out of bed and doing what you may sometimes tell yourself that you don’t want to.

It is hard for me to not have a purpose. I have felt these effects before. They led me to drink, party, women, and do whatever was necessary to fill the void of not having a purpose. It is a scary place to be that paints a picture of you locked in a car going 100 mph, blind folded and someone else has their hands on the steering wheel. Purpose is the life source that we all need. We can’t all just go around smashing windows and destroying businesses to feel a part of something. We must be smarter as a community.

I am not saying this is for everyone. If you are 120 lbs, suffer from low blood sugar, or just in poor general health, please consult a doctor before thinking of Intermittent fasting. I would encourage those who are hungry for a better purpose to look into the studies of fasting and how it may help you. People tend to overlook how their diet can change their perspective. It is easier for people to think a trip to Hawaii will give them a new outlook on life. Most of what we need to battle is within ourselves. Best thing about this is it is free to try. No prescriptions, no monthly subscriptions. Just the desire to make yourself better through self-discipline practice. 

In all my life I have never seen a force more powerful for destroying an individual’s self-worth or motivation to bring themselves to a better standard of living than the urges or addictions they have within. Could be drinking, drugs, or even just food. Substance abuse comes to mind, but substance is defined as: a particular kind of matter with uniform properties. So literally could be anything. Substance abuse as it is catered to drugs and alcohol. Substance abuse is defined as: Uncontrolled use of alcohol, illegal drugs or prescribed drugs that affects normal daily life.

If it can be anything, why don’t we practice discipline on things that are also harmful, like cake and cookies. Or spending? You have to start somewhere in order to know what it feels like to have a craving for something urging you to eat something you know you should not have or at least you are trying to say no to for a day or 2. What? You don’t think cookies can be harmful. I don’t mean a tummy ache either. Article from addictionresource.com states “Yes, sugar can be as addictive as drugs and alcohol and is very difficult to avoid due to its presence and addition to many food items. Consuming, or even just thinking about it, can stimulate the brain and release dopamine into the system.” In a 1999 interview with Eric Clapton told the reporter that sugar, from the time he was 5 years old, would cram sugar down his throat as fast as he could. He became addicted to sugar because it changed the way he felt leading him try harder substances like heroin.

This is why I would like to encourage people to stop sugar as much as possible. NOT ALL, but in the same article you will find “Our daily intake of sugar averages 95 grams, which might not sound like a lot, but that adds up to about 77 pounds per year. The American heart association recommends reducing its intake to, at most, half of one’s daily calorie consumption.” Fasting may just be a way in order to give you that whole new perspective in how you feel. Try it out for a few days. You will drive companies’ crazy considering they can’t make any money off of you.

This is all coming back to purpose, you really have to create a world where you don’t give into these sorts of addictive qualities of yourself. Social media, thinking it will make you happy. You want more dopamine from people’s lives on Instagram and Tik Tok when you have no idea if they are miserable and what they are doing is their spoonful of sugar they get high on. Then when not on camera they are miserable. Shopping can also be an addiction and with how much people piss away money nowadays, just seems to be a reoccurring theme that people don’t know how to fight against their addictions. Find your discipline, you may just find out what you’re really hungry for. Bangov Actual out.


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