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How can I control my online shopping addiction?

I am addicted to buying clothes online. Every time there's a sale for anything (15% off, free shipping etc.), I feel compelled to take advantage of it and buy whatever I want. I rationalize my behavior, thinking "oh, I'm saving myself money in the long run by buying these clothes now, rather than later when there's no sale." Or I'll say, "If I don't buy it now, they'll run out of stock, and then I won't have this beautiful item." What can I do, say to myself, or change in my behavior, to prevent my online shopping sprees? If you see an item you like online that's just a convenient click away from being yours, what is the checklist you go through, mentally, before deciding to purchase/not purchase it? How do you keep your clothing budget under control?
posted by invisible ink on Sep 4, 2010 - 46 answers

23 y/o female's problems with relationships

is there something wrong with me? never had a real relationship, drinking to socialize, infatuations with people on the internet... [more inside]
posted by achtland on Aug 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Can I smell your beer? Just smell it.

How do I enjoy drinking less more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 - 28 answers

Where have these people been hiding?

The show Intervention has been on for a while. How do they still find addicts who do not know they are being filmed for it? [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Jun 15, 2010 - 26 answers

AA for introverts?

Are there any effective, well-respected alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous that don't require group meetings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2010 - 12 answers

I'm out of sorts. Help me find some sorts.

I don't work or go to school. I have no friends. I live with/off my parents. Interacting with people – especially people I don't know – makes me very nervous. It's been like this for years. How do I turn my life around? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 25 answers

I feel drawn back into depression, is it like an addiction

I feel drawn back into depression, is it like an addiction? Are people really happy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2010 - 20 answers

Looking for a video about drugs

Looking for a video showing various common drugs, their appearance, how they're taken and their effects. [more inside]
posted by Lorc on May 3, 2010 - 5 answers

What do I do to stop my horrible emotional reaction to thinking about addiction?

What do I do to stop my horrible emotional reaction to thinking about addiction? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2010 - 10 answers

I don't want to look anymore.

I would like to hear about some more resources for dealing with my porn addiction. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Please help me help my friend with his addiction.

I recently found out that a good friend of mine has been addicted to crystal meth for three years. I need help finding some resources for him. [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on Apr 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Science of alcohol addiction

Two questions about a theory of alcoholism: Irreversible change at the cellular level. [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Apr 5, 2010 - 21 answers

Who's who in addiction treatment?

If my long term goal is to be an innovator specializing in recovery from addiction and improving treatment and services for substance abusers, whose work/s do I already need to be familiar with? Which programs? Who is considered cutting edge/ who is advancing the field? Thanks.
posted by hellboundforcheddar on Mar 15, 2010 - 8 answers

I am lazy. Help me.

I am lazy. I am in a rut. [more inside]
posted by alshain on Mar 11, 2010 - 46 answers

Recovery from debt in an unequal income relationship

Looking for success stories on financial recovery from debt acquired in an unequal income marriage with some abusive behaviors.… [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Leading Me Unto

I'd give anything if I could run Temptation Blocker on my Windows XP machines. [more inside]
posted by swlabr on Feb 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Please recommend some reading on addictions.

Please recommend some reading on addictions. Specifications inside. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Feb 5, 2010 - 15 answers

Temporary Internet Turnoff Software for PC?

I found a free application called Freedom whereby one can disable one's internet access for up to eight hours, unless one re-boots. But it is exclusively for the Mac, and I run PC's. I can't find a version or a similar app for my Windows Vista-equipped PC. Does anyone know of such program? [more inside]
posted by swlabr on Feb 1, 2010 - 19 answers

Los Angeles area rehab centers that accept Medicare

I'm looking for reputable alcohol rehab programs in the Los Angeles area that accept Medicare, for someone who may need to a program as long as 60 or 90 days. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2010 - 3 answers

Do people really change?

I'm looking for figures on will-power. How many people who try to lose weight, quit smoking, kick an addiction, start exercising, etc. will be successful (particularly long term)? In other words, I'm looking for experimental or population studies on how often people are able to change their behavior in significant ways when they resolve to do so. Well supported anecdotal data about large groups ("vietnam vets were(n't) largely able to quit heroin on coming home") is only slightly less appreciated.
posted by elektrotechnicus on Dec 14, 2009 - 11 answers

MoTG Help!

I've never been so addicted in my life... [more inside]
posted by HabeasCorpus on Dec 2, 2009 - 31 answers

need advice on how to avoid smoking relapse

Ex smokers: What did you do to get past certain stages of withdrawal? [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Nov 29, 2009 - 41 answers

"What are you doing?" "I'm ending our friendship." NOOOOO!

Help! Can I salvage this friendship even after experiencing the searing pain of rejection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 - 13 answers

Helping addicts without AA/NA

How can I help people struggling with addicition (in London) without having to deal with AA/NA? [more inside]
posted by RabbitRun on Nov 12, 2009 - 7 answers

I'm really not loving it.

Did you quit fast food? How? [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Oct 27, 2009 - 77 answers

Drug addiction in the 50's-70's

Was there a measured increase in drug addiction due to the hippie movement? What were the drug addiction rates like in the 1950's compared to the 60's and 70's. Are there any resources that have historical data on addiction rates and the particular substances popular at the time? [more inside]
posted by TheJoven on Oct 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me remember the name of this horror/sci-fi movie from my childhood (circa 1991).

I am trying to figure out the name of a horror/sci-fi movie from my childhood. It's a movie where a guy wakes up one day and he has a little alien slug/worm that lives on the back of his neck and talks to him. The alien has drilled a hole in the back of his neck and now injects a powerful narcotic/hallucinogen directly into his brain and controls the guy's life. Nobody knows about the alien slug, and at the end of the movie, he squeezes the alien slug to death and it administers a lethal dose to him, and his head blows up. Name that movie! As I'm older I realize it was a metaphor for drug addiction... and frequently try and explain the plot of the movie to people as best as I can remember. It was probably released around 1991. It may have gone straight to DVD or cable. TIA
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse on Oct 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Possible porn addict looking for options

Am I addicted to pornography? If I am, what can I do? Is there a Porn Addicts Anonymous? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2009 - 23 answers

Me, Porn and the Web

I am a guy who would like to stop watching porn (watch on the internet). I don't judge others who watch it but it bothers me that I do. I don't do it often but porn has in some way been in my life since high school and now that I am married and in my late 30s, I still drift over to sites. (Frequency, I would say is once every few weeks)...I need to use my computer so getting rid of it is not currently available as an option. I finally admitted it to my wife because I wanted to stop and to my surprise, she has loved me and wants to support me anyway. Any tricks on stopping this habit, or book/web site recommendations are appreciated. I figure dropping ice cubes down my shorts would be a start!
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2009 - 29 answers

Financial and addiction counselling needed in Barrie, Ontario

I need information on counselling services available in Barrie, Ontario. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2009 - 2 answers

How to recover from a relapse

As an addict, have you dealt with a hidden relapse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Unplanned Intervention over. Now what?

Unplanned Intervention over. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2009 - 5 answers

What if some crazy freak shot up vodka?

Shooting up alcohol intravenously? What? [more inside]
posted by Avelwood on Apr 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Why is World of Warcraft so addictive?

Why is World of Warcraft so addictive? [more inside]
posted by Sully on Apr 6, 2009 - 39 answers

Should I try to convince my mother to move across the country so I can take care of her and improve our relationship?

Due to years of my mother’s mental illness, dependency on prescription medication, and wildly varying levels lying leading to all sort of trust issues, I am a 30-year old woman with a very complicated relationship with my aging mom. I feel more than a little guilt and sadness about this, and authentically would like to improve our relationship. There are, of course complications. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Quitting drinking: are the withdrawal symptoms I'm having from giving up alcohol, or caffeine?

Quitting drinking: are the withdrawal symptoms I'm having from giving up alcohol, or caffeine? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2009 - 24 answers

I'm posting this question so I don't have to get offline

Do you have suggestions about dealing with internet addiction in general and chat board addiction in particular? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2009 - 8 answers

The nose knows not

So I went and got my nose addicted to dristan... How do I stop with the spray but still breathe?
posted by muscat on Jan 16, 2009 - 12 answers

When No More Debt really has to mean No More Debt.

Someone near to me has recently recognised, and begun to address, a serious problem with debt. The debt is not a result of extravagant spending; it seems to stem from persistently bad decisions about consumer credit, and a habit of repaying loans with other loans. So... once the debt has been consolidated and the credit cards have been destroyed, what measures can this person take to ensure they never, ever get into debt again? Is it possible to voluntarily ban oneself from being offered credit? The person is in Australia.
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Intervention!

I live in Chicago and need to help a friend get into a drug rehab program. I have no idea where to start. Please help! [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Dec 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Help my friend stay sober

How do I help a friend in recovery from narcotics make it to two clean years? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Nov 25, 2008 - 9 answers

I want my sweet sweet salsa!

Is there a copycat recipe in existence for Trader Joes' Corn and Chile Salsa? How about a cheaper alternative? [more inside]
posted by saeculorum on Oct 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Put me to sleep!

Why do I refuse to go to sleep, even though I'm tired, I need to get up early, and I'm not even doing anything fun? (long description follows) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2008 - 34 answers

Am I dumb to think I can use speed safely?

Any positive (or at least relatively benign) experiences with short-term usage of non-prescribed dex-amphetamine as a study aid and appetite suppressant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2008 - 15 answers

I am a recovering TV addict that is now suddenly able to watch TV online. Help me work through my resurfaced addiction.

I am addicted to TV. I struggled for years to limit my intake. Finally about 8 years ago, I gave my TV away. Success! Huzza! Lately I have been watching TV online. I have also been wasting time online. I have even been onlining online. [more inside]
posted by rdurbin on Aug 26, 2008 - 15 answers

The Cure of a Fear of Abandonment - Resources?

Abandonment - What is the Cure? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Aug 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Is there a porn blocker that I can set up to block sites from myself

Is there a porn blocker that I can set up to block sites from myself? [more inside]
posted by hnnrs on Jul 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Hole in my soul

Kicked (kicking) a bunch of addictions. What to do with this feeling of emptiness when the only thing that fills me up are the addictions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2008 - 14 answers

That cool and refreshing demon on my back

I'm addicted to coke, and I just can't seem to break the habit. Please help me! [more inside]
posted by ChabonJabon on Jul 12, 2008 - 50 answers

Need some oral fixation!

I need to stay on a quite impressive roll of having given up a long held vice. Could you all please assist in this effort? Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by repoman on Jul 11, 2008 - 38 answers

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