How did you beat your habit?
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How were you able to overcome your habit?
How did you beat your habit?

Addiction and other self-destructive behavior can take many forms. Millions of people worldwide are battling drug addiction alone. But our obsessive behavior can range from social media, to sex, to gambling, and other vices. Such addictions consume the life of the addict but also everyone around them. There is light at the end of the tunnel and recovery is possible. We want to hear your stories.


Have you overcome an addiction, compulsion or destructive habit? What helped you, and what advice do you have for others? What have been your greatest challenges? How has addiction and recovery affected your life?


Share your story, along with a non-professional photo of yourself. Yours may be featured on


If you are looking for substance-abuse treatment or need advice, know that you are not alone. Please call the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration 24/7 hotline at 1-800-662-HELP(4357) or visit their website.


This assignment is part of a series on personal transformations. Your stories hold the great potential to inspire and inform others.

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