I don't agree with a lot of what A.A. says anymore. Today I'm free to be me as "God" created me. I have no addictions left to "battle" and I no longer feel the need to drink or use to be accepted by society.

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Amen...I agree totally

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One drink is too many and 1000 drinks not enough. Never take the one drink

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Your is the mainstream thought - once an addict, always an addict - but I disagree.<br />
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Addictions are a coping mechanism. When you find the avenue out of that which you are trying to escape from, the question is meaningless.<br />
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Most people are afraid of letting our corrupt economic model fail, even though it is responsible for almost all war, crime, violence, illness, poverty, failure of education, and depression. Reason?<br />
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Most people are addicted to the cortisol that the brain pumps out in the face of anxiety and fear - which is why your government and religions use fear against you. They are pumping you with that which blinds you to your own misery.<br />
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It doesn't have to be this way, and once the economy fails, people will begin to detox from fear. Once people have learned how to walk through their fears, they will never again desire it. It's just too painful.<br />
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Addictions are a result of our insane cultural worldview.

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I disagree... I done meth for years ..then when I was done.. I was done..period.. end of the era.. and no I had not found God at that point... but I did shortly after.. say a year and 1/2.... but when I hit rock bottom.. I just didn't want it.. NOW.. 17 years later I think about it.. but know ..capital KNOW that I would never do it again. I do believe if you pull someone out before they are done they are gonna go back.. they have to hit rock bottom.. : ( sorry dr drew drphil whoever else is playing rehab today.. but when you are done ...if you are ever gonna be.. you will hit bottom and stop.

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I truely agree...love your answer..proud of you!!

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Thank You ..Blessings &lt;3

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no, people change

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I've heard some people with addictions say it's forever, and others say they overcame it. 12-step books will tell you 'once an addict, always an addict.' IMO that is fatalistic and minimizes hope. Addiction recovery depends on such things as life experiences, genetics, and getting the necessary sort of help that an individual needs with the issues underlying the addiction. It also depends on how successful they are at establishing habits that are healthier for them.

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anyone else find it farrreeakkkyy that when you look at this question about addiction, an ad pops up in the top right corner of the screen for "Clarity Way~ private, luxury alcohol rehab center"??

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I don't see it. ;-)

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I can see how the "once an addict always an addict" thing works. You can't ever forget how easy it is to feel a little better with (insert-your-chosen-poison).<br />
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God doesn't exist. But if you're strong enough and have the right support system there's a chance you can learn how to abstain.

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Yeah, people change. My brother was an alcohol addict for almost 2 years. We thought it would be impossible to get him back. It was a hard task but we managed to sent him to an addiction recovery center Edgewood Canada. After his rehab days he changed to a great extent. Its been a year since then, he doesn't touch alcohol now.

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yes

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There is no mention in the bible on 'Addiction' that I know of. And if there were it would give this allowance to pursue and continue your addiction... according to the RULE *Once saved Always saved.* (which is NOT biblical) But I do not believe in that. So many feel they can do what they know is wrong and believe they still have salvation. Remember even Satan believes in God.
A parent no matter how much they love one child, knows when to back away and concentrate on the others.

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No. treat it like attachment. Not addiction. attachment is like trash you sh** can it. that is what i did

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No

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