I too, am fairly new to sharing in here..but MS has been a very strong tool in my arsenal of recovery and survival. In my own day to day challenges, I find I waiver between a need to get drunk on certain nights...and the similar desires to hook up with a guy for sex...no intimacy, no expectation of a relationship...just a quick fix that doesnt even make sense at the time.
I have added a few things to my routine ,with the idea I can be stronger. More fitness...taking walks, getting back into the gym and starting back up with martial arts..this helps a lot because I get worn out, I think a bit better and I cannot be hungover without major pain! Cooking and eating healthier, and exploring new places with healthy friends.
As in drug placebos, and mind control...I firmly think one can add new strength to our brain and thinking, by loading up on better nutrition, less noise ( turn off the tv..) and fitness..even guys in wheelchairs can get out...I see those veterans on artificial legs running around the track...so there is little excuse not to get some exercise in. AND its Veterans Day here in the States, so I salute those who served.
We survive...and explore the world, seeing the good parts...at last..