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HibiscusAuthor
31 May
Does anybody here know a thing about addiction replacement? Trading one addiction for another? As a recovering addict, to fill the void from my previous substance abuse problems I got into exercise and fitness. I never really thought about it as an addiction as I justified it as it being a healthy habit. But I do use it to cope and distract myself from my own problems. I don't know.
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PineappleHelper
1 Jun
I personally don't think that's a bad thing unless your working out so much your hurting your body or relationships with friends and family
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HibiscusAuthor
1 Jun
I don't think it's a bad thing either, it was just brought to my attention from a friend who is currently in rehab. I've gotten injuries from pushing myself a little too hard but I still work through the pain. Other than that, it doesn't really negarively affect my relationships.
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ChipmunkHelper
2 Jun
I wanna say maybe because I have a previous ED (eating disorder) but tbh I don’t know if that is a direct cause that can like be linked due to my other so-called ‘addictions’ but I do notice that high life stress time that does make me want the ED to appear more standoutish ??
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OwlHelper
3 Jun
I really wouldn’t worry about it. You have every right to trade one horrible habit with something that’s good for you. Remember nothing is a problem unless it becomes one. Does working out make your regular day to day life unmanageable? Are there any negatives? I think it’s great and you should keep going. Don’t stress about it
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OwlHelper
3 Jun
Oh wait. Yeah, what Nicole said. Sounds like you pretty much talked about it already. That’s how I feel tio
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Duck
6 Jun
Honestly how did you get to that point? Could you message me
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