Катя (inostranka) wrote,


Somewhat counterintuitively, the best way to deal with addiction is not to give in to it when the first craving appears, not to give in to the little voice that says "let me have just one - there's nothing wrong with having just one, is there?".
Once you do listen to that still-low voice, at the back of your mind you will already know that the second and third will follow. And then, in the middle of the agony, even as you try desperately to stop, even as you tell yourself all the reasons you wanted to quit in the first place, you will feel completely powerless against the now-shouting monster - your addiction - and you will know that you have already resigned today's battle.
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