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Finding Focus And Motivation In Recovery. Help!

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Joined: December 2, 2016

Posted: December 2, 2016, 8:18 AM
Hi all. This is my first post. I wondered if anyone in recovery might be able to offer any advice?

I am a recovering gambling and sex (porn) addict. I haven't gambled for 6 months and haven't viewed porn of almost 6 weeks. With both addictions I feel I have reached the point where I want to be sober and want to move on with my life, past

I invested a lot of time and energy into these addictions. They lasted 17 and 20 years respectively, however despite these I have managed to hold down a decent job and build up a fair amount of success.

I am happy that I have managed to distance myself from my addictions however at the same time I now feel a sense of frustration with myself. The reason as I feel a severe lack of motivation and focus as to what I really want in life and why I want these things. This frustration has always been there but is amplified now that I am not turning to my old addictions to distract me and numb the pain.

I don't know if sounds familiar to anyone else?

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Mahatma Gandhi
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