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In forgetting my password today for the forum I was informed I've been a member of this site for 2 plus years, and thats just the time I've taken in trying to stop by getting help, Ive been picking for much longer than that.Im curious about how others feel about the long road this seems to be. When I give my recovery all the energy I can I get better, but I keep slipping, and my face(where I do almost all my picking) has gone from normal to really bad. And it keep getting worse. This scares me. I tell myself it can't look any worse, but I know it could and will if I dont stop. I feel shame and grief and anger so much of the time. Not to mention regret and longing to turn back the clock. Im just wanting to know how people deal with these feelings, especially the feeling of being permanently wrecked? I know that sounds harsh, but that is often how I see myself. The second question is how people stop after starting, which I know is damn near impossible a lot of the time, thats why Im asking. I can somtimes keep from it for a while but once I slip its so hard. Has anyone succeeded? I know no matter how much better I get the little slip ups (that can turn into big slip ups) will be happening for a while, if not the rest of my life. Im just looking for some tried and tested methods.