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Addiction
#1
I AM ADDICTION
I start in small subtle ways promising many things,
I promise you enjoyment and pleasure beyond your wildest dreams, I deliver guilt & despair more horrible than your worst nightmare,
I promise you power & courage, I give you feelings of powerlessness & hopelessness,
I will force you to live in fear always,
I promise you relief and escape from all your daily problems, I create for you greater problems than you ever imagined,
I promise you many friends, I allow you only isolation,
I promise happiness, I create much sorrow,
I will steal from you your dignity ,your families, your friends, your children, your homes, your demons, your spirit & your life, for love, freedom & happiness are impossible to find in my presence,
So never underestimate me, I am devious & manipulating, I have no preferences as to who I pick as my victim, rich or poor, young or old, black, white, yellow or red.
I have killed men, women & children, I have no conscience.
So if you have met me, always be aware if you think you can beat me that I will be gone from your life and all will go well again.
Never forget that I will always be there, waiting in the dark shadows just around the corner.
I am very patient and I will laugh in your face if I can lure you into my evil world of hell on earth once again.
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#2
This poem is read very often at our meeting. I don't like it. I mean it's very well written and totally accurate. It just gives me the heeby jeebies like addiction is some sort of living thing that's lying in wait for me to mess up. Creepy. <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? -->

Sherrie
xoxoxo
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#3
this is the first time i have visited this website and i love this poem. I'm not sure if i am addicted to gambling? but i do know i have spent too much, way too much money this month. Is this a sign of addiction? i have won quite alot, a number of times, and i should have just withdrawn, but i continued to gamble each time until i had nothing left. I am then tempted to have another go with the intention of stopping when i am winning, but then i just carry on until i have lost it all and i feel awful.
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#4
Hi All

I love this poem because it is true and as the saying goes the truth will set you free. I showed it to my partner who before reading it believed that we should all just be able to stop gambling with willpower alone. It changed her mind for which I am grateful.

BDT
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#5
A poem with much hope...

Describes my addiction to a T

in unity
Smartie
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#6
lindylou Wrote:this is the first time i have visited this website and i love this poem. I'm not sure if i am addicted to gambling? but i do know i have spent too much, way too much money this month. Is this a sign of addiction? i have won quite alot, a number of times, and i should have just withdrawn, but i continued to gamble each time until i had nothing left. I am then tempted to have another go with the intention of stopping when i am winning, but then i just carry on until i have lost it all and i feel awful.

Lindylou in my humble opinion once we loss control and just carry on regardless of any consequences and it causes us pain it's 'addiction' it's more maybe subtle than drug addition or being an alcoholic as there's a physical bill to pay with that one!!

Mine started of going a bingo with my mum I immediately took to it like duck to water because it was an escape during the play numbers machines I was totally obsessed with the next win (it suppresed any emotions I had going on) so I continued to loose from one machine to the next until I was broke, you see my primary addiction was drugs & alcohol and the chaos life style that comes with that hurting your loved ones neglecting your kids ect but this sneaky one is subtle but brings me to the same place as drugs did all those years ago, lying, manipulating and all behaviours I have addressed since being clean and sober but where after such traumas caused me to address that problem this gambling does it subtly I'm gonna go to a GA meeting and work like I did with my other addictions and have faith that everything will be ok one day at a time good luck with yours love xx
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