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Rehab Clinics Say Smartphones Can Exacerbate Addictions

'Overcoming an addiction can be a difficult process as it is, but many substance abuse centers are now claiming that the relatively new phenomenon of dependency on smartphones is only making the recovery process worse."

"Over 169 million Americans owned a smartphone as of last May. Not only does this technology make it easier to score drugs, but it’s also playing a major role in behavioral addictions such as gaming and pornography. “In 1988, you had to drive to an icky place for pornography and hope that nobody saw you,” said Robert Weiss, senior vice president of clinical development for Elements, a national behavioral health company. “Now you just say, ‘Siri, show me the porn.’
Many teens who suffer from depression or anxiety use smartphones as a way of coping rather than sitting with uncomfortable emotions. “People don’t become addicted without some underlying deficit,” said Weiss
              
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Once again, it all boils down to emotions, thinking and control. It all starts in the mesolimbic enterprise and culminates in prefrontal cortex. When the inevitable adversity of life confronts us, we feel momentarily helpless, trapped, powerless, and lacking control but we have a choice. We can choose displaced behaviors (addictions, habits, compulsions, hangups) to regain control of our circumstance, task or issue, or we can choose a directive assertive healthy - Christ Driven Behavior to regain control.  When we surrender aka delegate control to God (2 Corinthians 12-9), God returns that control (John 14-16) to us. When we change our thinking to healthy direct Christ controlled behavior our minds are transformed. (Romans 2:12)


The choice as always, is yours.

Change your thinking and change your life.


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"I am a Grateful 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 .

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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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