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"After a family tragedy, two parents were inspired to start a support program with a more sensitive approach to dealing with addicted loved ones."
"It can be hard to have compassion for someone struggling with addiction who seems to be unable or unwilling to get well. But she added, “That’s somebody’s daughter or son, somebody loves that person, and they’re human first” before they’re a drug addict."

Read more:  https://www.thefix.com/parents-rethink-tough-love-approach-helping-addicted-loved-ones

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Most drug abusers are in such emotional distress, that a negative situation with the ones they love could be devastating or even fatal! Feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and out of control, with respect to adversity, is what fuels chemical abuse.

Enabling, is fixing problems for others and doing so in a way that interferes with growth and responsibility. An enabler rushes in and removes the consequence, giving the adult child no reason or opportunity to learn a valuable lesson.

It is vital to understand that change will happen, when the strength and will to change is greater than the weakness to stay the same. All change ultimately occurs because of decisions (Thinking) people make for themselves. People change when they HURT enough and have to or when they LEARN enough and want to. People change when they are, "Motivated," to change and they choose to change. Until the real emotional pain is dealt with, drug abuse will remain the remedy, the quick fix or mood changer for intolerably helpless feelings.  Strong boundaries are as important as the love and support one can provide. It is an extremely difficult task to balance both.

Values and purpose are the main navigational tools in life. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the ideal  template for purpose based motivation, mindfulness, character, values and tenets for life. (Sermon on the Mount-The Eight Beatitudes). Empower yourself and choose to allow the philosophical values and principles of Jesus Christ to transform your thinking and change the very essence of your life-forever.

My son was (past tense) a heroin addict. We kicked him out of the house and he lived on the street. I never cut off all communication. I always wanted him to know we loved him and were here for him when he chose to have his values trump his addictions.

Change your thinking and change your life.


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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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