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The best hope for eliminating addiction is to enhance each individual's personal and situational resources; the single best means yet discovered for accomplishing this is for a person to grow up. This is why most adolescents and young adults leave drug abuse behind as they grow to feel better about themselves, see better paths toward real accomplishment, and learn to discriminate meaningful from insubstantial relationships. . . .

Disease-oriented treatment for substance abuse becomes more and more inappropriate and counterproductive the younger the clients and the less severe the substance abuse problems to which it is applied. Yet this expansionism, fueled by third-party payments and the increasing profits to be made in treatment, is typical of the field.

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Einstein said, "Make things as simple as possible and no simpler."

Emotions are the primary drivers of our behavior. All addictions, serve an emotional purpose. Addictions are not just substance abuses (drugs, alcohol), but also behaviors. You can’t get addicted to a substance or behavior that doesn’t do something for you. In humans, the common denominator behind any compulsive behavior is the desire for a, “quick fix or mood changer,” for how we feel, the need to feel better. Addictive behavior is learned, there is always a reason and a reward.  Whatever is rewarded gets repeated.

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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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"Disease-oriented treatment for substance abuse becomes more and more inappropriate and counterproductive the younger the clients and the less severe the substance abuse problems to which it is applied. Yet this expansionism, fueled by third-party payments and the increasing profits to be made in treatment, is typical of the field (Peele, 1986a). Since my aim here is to improve drug treatment and since I think it is now doing more harm than good, I will end by indicating what I think such therapy should not do. It should not convince people that they are lifelong addicts who can never enter the ranks of normal people; it should not tell them that any exposure to psychoactive substances holds out the distinct possibility they will relapse; it should not undermine their self-reliance by indicating that it is only the therapy which enables them to stay healthy; it should not retard the process, already under attack in our world, through which people assume responsibility for their actions and their impact on others; and, lastly, it should not forcibly lay claim to infallibility and to more knowledge about a person's drug problems and how to cure them than the person himself or herself has. It is this last aspect of substance abuse treatment, marketed under the therapeutic label of denial, which is America's greatest danger to civil rights today, especially for the young (Peele, 1986a)."



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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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