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Linda Joy Allan

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Why Willpower Isn't the Answer to Quitting Your Addiction

Do you think all it takes is willpower to overcome the huge things in life, like quitting an addiction? I used to think that too. I believed it so much that I tried using my willpower to lose weight ..
(October 13, 2008)
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What I Learned About Myself When I Quit Drinking

I always tell people that I think I wasted 12 years of my life when I was drinking so heavily. Maybe, but I also learned a lot about myself when I drank all those years. What I learned when I was ..
(September 09, 2008)
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Alcoholism is Not a Disease

I know I'm going to get many people disagreeing with me when I say I don't believe alcoholism is a disease. A. A. tells us it's a disease. Most books on alcoholism tell us alcoholism is a disease. ..
(August 16, 2008)
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Losing Weight Changed My Life

I weighed 210 pounds when I was sixteen years old. I hated my weight but couldn't muster up the self-control to do something about it. So I bought most of my dresses in the maternity shops just so I ..
(May 08, 2008)
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I Quit Drinking And I Don't Miss It

I always have people asking me “Do you ever feel like having a drink?" And the truth is no, I don't. I drank heavily for 12 years, starting at 19 years old. I landed in jail twice, once for ..
(May 17, 2008)
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Get High From Quitting Your Addiction

I remember wanting to get buzzed with alcohol. I looked forward to it. I planned it. I sometimes had to time it just right so that I could cop a buzz from my home drinking before going out for the ..
(May 23, 2008)
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Do You Really Want to Quit Your Addiction?

I complained about every addiction I had at the time I had them. I was fat for years, I drank heavily for 12 years and I smoked cigarettes for 28 years. I could get out of situations because of each ..
(May 29, 2008)
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No More Excuses - Let's Get Rid of the Addiction

When I was fat I remember planning my weight loss strategy. I'd go to a bookstore or library, for example, get a book, go home and read it (it was always a quick weight-loss diet book) then have a ..
(June 04, 2008)
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Does Willpower Work With Trying to Overcome Your Addiction?

Will willpower be what helps you finally be able to overcome your drug, alcohol or food addiction? I can tell you that the answer is probably not. I have rarely seen this happen. I say rarely because .
(June 10, 2008)
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What If it Were Easy to Quit Your Alcohol Addiction?

I quit drinking almost 21 years ago. Since then I've been very aware and interested in stories about alcoholism and people overcoming alcoholism. Sadly, it seems that most people who have an alcohol ..
(June 15, 2008)
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Why Did Barack Obama Start Smoking Again?

I watched 60 Minutes a little over a year ago when we were just finding out who this Barack Obama man was. He was handsome and had a pretty wife Michelle who sat with him for the interview. I was ..
(July 05, 2008)
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