I scoffed when they told me how addicting it could be.
“Balderdash!” I exclaimed. I knew I could stop whenever I wanted. Only weenies and wimps get truly addicted.
My first taste didn’t do much for me. I honestly didn’t even see what the big deal was. I chugged along though, giving it the chance I thought it truly deserved. It was so easy. I could do it whenever I wanted.
The itch started on Day 4. It was slight at first; a tic here, a longing there. The first time I ran out, I wasn’t sure what to do. I tried to write. I tried to watch TV. All I could think about was IT. As the days passed and I soothed the itch here and there, I slowly began to realize that my friends were right. I was addicted, just as they said I would be. The addiction coursed through my veins like a raging river.
I couldn’t stop. Instead of getting better, I spiraled down into the abyss of addiction. It was all I could think about. The wait between hits was unbearable. There were times I didn’t think I could wait the few hours before I could get more. I sought out friends to help my supply. Before long, I had my boyfriend addicted as well.
I count down the minutes until I can do it again. As I write this, I anxiously watch the clock …
25 minutes …
24 minutes …
23 minutes …
What am I going to do?
I’ve tried to stop. I’ve tried to fill my mind and my time with the things I used to do instead of IT. It works for a while but I know how long it takes before I can get more and I’m always right back where I was in a few hours time.
It is now Day 13 and the addiction is not going away. To make matters worse, I have even found something to fill the gaps between hits in order to soothe the withdrawal. They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. Well, I know I have a problem but what if I don’t want it to go away? What if I like the addiction?
What will happen to me if I can never stop?
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62 thoughts on “Facing Addiction”
Me too! And this past weekend I got my mom addicted also. I hate that stupid crying face telling me I don’t have any lives left. And I hate that clock counting down to my next life while I pace like a meth addict waiting for a fix.
Thank goodness I’m not the only one! Haha
OMG! How did you hear my thoughts and put them into words? My addiction has spread from Candy Crush to Bubble Witch Saga to Papa Pear Saga and finally farm heroes saga. I can’t stop it, it consumes my life. I can’t work, I can’t blog, I can’t sleep or eat (okay, I can sleep and eat!) and I count down the time until I can get it again. And just like you, I’ve admitted my addiction and scoffed in it’s face! HELP ME!
Hah! I wish I could help you but I have no idea. If you figure it out before I do, please let me know!!!
I thought for sure it would be coffee…
That too! I drink it to stay awake so I can play more 🙂
I think I need a life….
Hey, if you’re having fun that you have a life. Perhaps not the one you imagined, but a life nonetheless.
Awww thanks 🙂 Hah!
I believe they call you an ‘enabler’ 🙂
I’ve been referred to as such occasionally.
Ha! Somehow I knew this was what you were talking about, even though I’ve never played. It has taken down many a friend and acquaintance. I am so sorry you are hooked. And no, I don’t have any lives for you. :p
Dangit!! It’s okay. I’ll forgive you this one time 🙂 I’m usually not a big gamer but this one has its hooks in me!
I’m a sucker for a good iphone game… and as much as I’ve tried avoiding this one, I think it’s about time I give it a chance. If the addiction is truly that bad, I’ll let my wife know who she can blame 😉
Hah! No problem. I’ve already gotten plenty others addicted as well 🙂 I don’t usually play games very often but this one has me hooked!
I thought you were hooked on Friends with Words. Not that I am but I know people who are. Such sad small people. Good luck to you…sorry you are so weak.
Ha ha, good one Maggie! I love you!
I’m just here to offer support for those so much weaker than I. No, I don’t have 15 games of Friends with Words going on at once. Sheesh! Why would you even insinuate something like that?
We should totally play together even though your vocabulary is much larger than mine!
Don, I play on FB because I ain’t got no smart phone.
Wanna be friends?
I would love to be your friend, yes.
Well go do it!
do i just type in “Maggie” in Oregon on the interwebz?
In FB search Maggie O’Connor
Um, there are many MOCs. Some of them appeared quite cute, so I have pending friend requests in to them but I’ve no way of knowing if you were one of the many I requested to be my friend.
Well I guess not! it hasn’t shown up. Try Maggie O’Connor Colgate university
Lol, i hope this back and forth that we’re having is driving Arden nuts. The thought of her happily clicking her little orange quote box to find a comment about her fabulous writing but instead finding another comment between the two of us delights me.
We are now friends on FB and the hijacking of Arden’s comments is complete.
Well, you used the word ‘interwebs’ at one point so it made it worth while to read 🙂
Haha! Thanks 🙂 I thought I was stronger but, le sigh, I was not….
Yeah, that’s too bad for you. You know what helps? Play more.
I finally gave the game a second try and find that it’s ok. I actually look forward to the little face because it means I can quit. I’ve played the same fucking level like 103 times now and there doesn’t appear to be any chance of advancement anytime soon. There are people at the Chicken Palace who actually buy stuff on the game? WTF?
I can’t try another game. I don’t want to risk not being addicted to another online game.
Hah! I don’t know why I’m so addicted to it. I usually don’t play games unless Mario is involved. I’m stuck right now too and it keeps telling me to buy stuff. No thank you!
It’s a great game. I understand the addiction!!
Haha 🙂 I can’t get enough of it!
oh yes. I knew from the get-go what this was going to be about. friggin candy crush.
Haha! I find it hilarious that you’re not the first person to say that! At least I’m happy you all didn’t think it was heroine or something 🙂
There is a clinic for people like you. It’s called find a game that isn’t lame. I tried it and it is just another game. In order to overcome it, you play real video games that are actually awesome.
HOW DARE YOU! Candy Crush is AMAHZING!
Amazing…ly boring….even compared to accounting.
I tried playing that once and didn’t get it either. I’m glad I stopped before the addiction started.
That’s how I usually am with these games! For some reason, this one got me!
Oh, man! See… This is exactly why I’m terrified to try it.
Don’t do it man! Don’t. Do. It. 🙂
I wont even start. but that’s what they all say!
Haha! I have a feeling it will fade after a while. At least I hope it does! 🙂
I’m only addicted to real sugar.
Hah! I’m addicted to many things….
I have no idea what you are talking about, and after hearing how addicting IT is, I’m just going to look away.
You may be the only person left on the planet who doesn’t know about it. Sorry I ruined that for you!
I knew it. I KNEW IT! And hey, I’ve been stuck on Level 65 for like 27 years now, so send some extra moves, wouldya?
Hah! I’m only on frickin’ 38 and it’s hard as crap! Haha
This is exactly why I haven’t started playing this lol! I think quitting smoking is easier than getting over a CC addiction – or so I’ve heard from almost everyone who plays it 😉 Good luck with your recovery 🙂
Quitting smoking is definitely easier!! Haha
Haha, it’s funny because it’s true!
I got this way when I first discovered you could play old Nintendo games online (I didn’t have it growing up). I was hooked on Mario Brothers for about a month…it fades, eventually.
Oh I miss the old Nintendo games! I was a Super Mario Brothers fanatic, although I probably still am 🙂
I’ve heard so much about this game and I’ve never once played it. Perhaps it’s better that way. I have an addictive personality! I’ve only recently weened myself off of Temple Run! 😉
Haha! Yes, then don’t play this one! I have to force myself to put the dang phone down!
Are you using an iPhone? If so, go to settings and turn off the automatic date/time feature. Then go to CC and you’ll be back to 5 lives. Make sure to check your iMessaging b/c it could get messed up. Then go turn the time/date thing back on. Now, like me, you never need to stop playing because you will always have lives. It’s perfect for when you want to be awake for 4-5 hours in the middle of the night.
Hahahah! Oh my goodness, that is just great … I might have to pretend I didn’t see this 🙂
Wait! I forgot something important! You have to change the date ahead a day before you get the lives.
Pretend you didn’t see this either 😉