This is how I view recovery from addiction.
There is NO single solution to alcoholism and drug abuse.
Sorry loyal AA old-timers, but your long-term success
rates of 5 percent don't impress or encourage me.
You cannot treat a physical, mental and emotional
illness with prayer.
Belief in a Higher Power can be beneficial and comforting,
but it will not keep you away from a drink or drug.
My journey of recovery starts with addressing mental
Whether it's depression, bi-polar,anxiety, ADHD, or PTSD,
these are the medical health issues which must be treated first.
Next, I can incorporate 12 step, self-help modalities to deal
with moral issues and share experience, strength and hope
with people who can identify with these, and provide support.
Finally, I must implement Behavior Modification, which allows
me to reflect on self-reliance, group therapy and peer support.
The importance of this facet of the triangle is that it provides
the optimum support for a chronic relapser.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Posted by Fireman John at 8:54 PM