Celebrate Christ Recovery Forum: "The Synergy of Addiction Science and Scripture."
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
Admin

Avatar / Picture

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,544
Reply with quote  #1 
"The good thing about the 12-step program is that other addicts guide you through your recovery. The bad thing about the 12-step program is that other addicts guide you through your recovery.

During my two-year and some change trial of the 12-step program, I earned hundreds of chips. You’d think that’s a good thing, but it’s not. I was sharing that I hated counting days and my friend said, “Why? It’s an accomplishment.” I replied, “Maybe for you. For me, it’s repeated humiliation and shame.”

Read more: https://www.thefix.com/when-12-step-doesnt-work

Admin:

Fellowship and connections are a good thing and AA can improve lives for many.

While AA is a non professional fellowship, many people, including court mandated, go to AA to be treated/cured. This is a mistake given that AA has the worst record in medicine with a 5-10% success rate.
Additionally, AA blames the person when the treatment (AA) doesn't work! It's never the treatment!
Lastly, AA is unscientific. With AA, they are never wrong. You are either an alcoholic or an alcoholic in denial, if you disagree with AA. There is no in-between or anything else.

The mythology, perpetuated by AA and 12 Step rehab programs, is that if you are having problems with alcohol then you are either an “alcoholic” or an “alcoholic in denial.” This is an example of the classic “if the only tool you have is a hammer then every problem has to be a nail” analogy. To paraphrase Maslow, if your only self-evaluation tool is a hammer, you will beat yourself up for anything. For many, AA is shame fueled and facilitates relapse.

Unfortunately, the underlying assumption, which is bolstered by the additional myths that you’re having problems because you’re “diseased” or have a hereditary “allergy” or an “addictive personality,” is based on nothing but excuses for continuing a behavior one doesn’t actually want to give up. “I can’t help it. I’m powerless over my disease!”

By reinforcing the myth that addiction is uncontrollable and permanent, neuroscientific models make it harder to overcome the problem, just as the 12-step disease model has all along. Telling yourself that you are powerless over addiction is self-defeating; it limits your capacity to change and grow. Isn’t it better to start from the belief that you—or your spouse, or your child—can fully and finally break out of addictive habits by redirecting your life?

Learn more: http://www.CRRHCC.COM/discussion.html

Change your thinking and change your life.

__________________
"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."
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.

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.

-----------------------------------------------------------

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.

------------------------------------------------------------

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!

admin: chiro @ Earthlink.net