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"He was 23, two weeks shy of his 24th birthday. He was living at home, helping care for his siblings. Two nights before he died, he told me he had come up with the perfect birthday gift: for me to pay for a hotel room in Las Cruces, where he and his friends had tickets to a blink-182 concert."

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Why do people drink, do drugs or behave in a compulsive manner?
As with any hurt, habit or hangup, we need to look at ourselves from the inside - out. In other words, why do we drink or drug, or behave in certain ways?  Understanding the root cause of our particular addiction (behavior), or hurt, habit or hangup, provides an ideal pathway toward understanding ourselves altogether. With respect to overcoming addictions, we can't permanently heal and change, what we don't understand and acknowledge. Having the tools to understand, discern and manage, how and why we think and feel and what we value or don't value, is life changing.  

With respect to addictive behavior, many 
people try to circumvent or escape their overwhelming anxious feelings, their helpless circumstances, with medications, drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, porn, or any substance or any behavior, that brings relief: "A quick fix or mood changer."  But none of these methods are permanently effective. What humans really seek is a sense of control. What we really seek is not a drink, a drug or a bet, but a sense of empowerment, in the face of feeling helpless. Exactly how we empower ourselves and regain control of life, is what needs to be understood and managed.

While there are many approaches to resolving addictive behavior, the ultimate, empowering and truly unique solution, only comes from God, with an indwelling and seminal Paraclete or Mentor and He’s freely provided it to every one of His children.

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"I am a Surrendered Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.

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With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.

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Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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