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I can't stop biting my lip.

Eitan_Zohar
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3/28/2014 2:34:11 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
It feels physically good. It hurts, but it triggers such a rush that I'm addicted, usually in a particular area(s). Then it wears off, and I'm stuck with horrible aching sores that take days to disappear.
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Cody_Franklin
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3/28/2014 2:36:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
That is an unusual thing to which to become addicted. I suppose, relying on neuroplasticity, that you could just find a substitute and gradually get your brain rewired to prefer the other thing. It could theoretically be just as habit-forming, but perhaps with fewer painful ramifications. I don't really have such a problem, but I really enjoy recreational use of Kratom (mitragyna speciosa); its principal active alkaloids, mitragynine and 7-hydroxy-mitragynine, are pretty potent opioid receptor agonists, but with a considerably lower addictivity potential and none of the worries of being paired with acetaminophen. It is a little difficult to get down if you're using ground leaf, but they make extracts and tinctures now, so you could likely get a similar bang for a comparable price.
Eitan_Zohar
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3/28/2014 5:06:12 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 2:36:58 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
That is an unusual thing to which to become addicted. I suppose, relying on neuroplasticity, that you could just find a substitute and gradually get your brain rewired to prefer the other thing. It could theoretically be just as habit-forming, but perhaps with fewer painful ramifications. I don't really have such a problem, but I really enjoy recreational use of Kratom (mitragyna speciosa); its principal active alkaloids, mitragynine and 7-hydroxy-mitragynine, are pretty potent opioid receptor agonists, but with a considerably lower addictivity potential and none of the worries of being paired with acetaminophen. It is a little difficult to get down if you're using ground leaf, but they make extracts and tinctures now, so you could likely get a similar bang for a comparable price.

Jesus, dude, I'm not 'addicted' addicted. It's just a weird quirk of the body, like jock itch, and just as harmful. It's definitely not something I need medicine for.
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Cody_Franklin
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3/29/2014 3:06:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 5:06:12 PM, Eitan_Zohar wrote:
Jesus, dude, I'm not 'addicted' addicted. It's just a weird quirk of the body, like jock itch, and just as harmful. It's definitely not something I need medicine for.

I wouldn't call it medicine. I'm not a doctor, nor am I prescribing you anything (cf. prescription of suboxone or methadone for opiate addicts). I was only suggesting that, in much the same way taking up a hobby can prove psychologically and emotionally stimulating, so too might taking up the use of this herb, which is both completely legal and quite enjoyable, prove a useful substitute for something with demonstrable, tangible harms.
mayamina
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4/8/2014 2:51:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Alas, I have the same problem, it is because of anxiety and you can get rid of it only by getting another bad habbit :)