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"A strange thing happened when MSNBC's  "All In" host Chris Hayes interviewed New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan about the unending growth in opioid-related deaths at which New Hampshire is an epicenter.  As Democrat Hassan recited all of the great things she, public health, and police in New Hampshire were doing to prevent and treat addiction, liberal Hayes uncharacteristically pointed out, "According to the data, the crisis isn't improving.  It's worsening."

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Our rehab industry is completely misguided. Einstein was correct is his premise that you can never solve a problem with the same thinking that created it. Einstein is also quoted as saying, “Make things as simple as possible and no simpler.”

 

People abuse chemicals for three reasons:

  1. Escape helpless emotions
  2. Enhance their existing mood
  3. Improve their perceived intellect

Without question #1 is the main reason people compulsively abuse drugs and account for our social epidemic. Chemicals work, at least temporarily as a quick fix or mood changer for feelings.

 

Any modern therapy should address the cause of a person’s feelings and address a more healthy way to regain control over their emotions. Addiction is a symptom of something else that is wrong and not a biological disease of which we are powerless over. Addictive behavior always serves an emotional purpose. There is always a reason and a reward. This is where treatment should be centered, managing emotions with thinking. Having values and purpose that trump a temporary quick fix or mood changer.


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"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 .

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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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