"It is easy for alcoholics and addicts new to recovery to substitute one addiction for another, becoming compulsively involved in other activities. Although those activities, such as work or exercise, may be otherwise healthy and productive, they can hamper recovery if they become a transfer of addictions.
One goal of recovery and learning to live a sober lifestyle is to regain control over your life and your choices. Compulsive behavior, even with productive activities, does not allow you to exercise free choice and is not within your control. Being out of control in any area of your life does not lead to true sobriety in the long run."
there are many who become workaholics, compulsive gamblers, exercise fanatics, or shopaholics,
some even develop an unhealthy dependence on 12 step or other support groups.
it's all about balance;
switching addictions is never a healthy option
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Posted by Fireman John at 9:04 AM