according to 12 step teachings, the only way to
address addiction is to admit powerlessness
and accept that "only a power greater than
ourselves could restore us to sanity".
this offends some people's values.
their view is that submission is not the
answer to their problem.
studies indicate that the 2 primary
relapse predictors are lack of coping
skills and subscribing to the disease model.
research and psychological theory show
that is is more empowering and successful
for belief and value in your own strength.
unfortunately, any talk of self-efficacy in
aa is labeled denial; you are told you
cannot succeed on your own.
while I understand the importance of
a support system, the buck stops with me.
I am reponsible and accountable for my
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Posted by Fireman John at 10:46 AM