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Pokemon Go Helped an Addict to Stay Clean, His “Drug” Now, is the Game

Pokemon GO has helped players in many ways since its release back in 2016. The little Pocket Monsters have enlightened people, cured them out of their depression and whatnot. Today, we have a story from which you will tear up.

A Reddit post has appeared, written by u/OberonPrimeGX in which the PoGO player explains how the popular mobile game has helped him get clean from drug abuse. He tried quitting using drugs many times, but the efforts were unsuccessful. His wife suggested to him to start playing Pokemon GO and get out of the environment that made him use drugs.

He was a fan of Pokemon in his early days, so when he started collecting Pokemon, all of his childhood memories came back. He said that it was extremely hard to make his brain change the way it thinks, but in the end, it was worth it. He relearnt the weaknesses and advantages of the types, their movesets, and power. He did everything to keep his mind off the synthetic heroin prescribed by a doctor.

We all know the need to walk with our Buddy when we need candies or hearts. So that is what he did. Every time he twitched, he would go on a walk with his Magikarp to gain candies because he did not raid (did not know how to at the time), or every time his mind told him to take a pill, he would go out to hatch a 5km Egg. The little simple things can help us do better.

His last time using was January 29th, 2019, and he made his PoGO account on February 14th, 2019. The first Pokemon he ever caught serve as a reminder of how far he has gotten in life. Pokemon did help him become the best version of himself.

Here is his story.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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