Category: Addiction

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When the Awakened Return to Slumber

May 28, 2020

Have you or anyone you know ever successfully given up a vice, an abusive relationship with a substance or behavior via spiritual means, only to later transfer that obsession to another failing – or even have an outright relapse? Many have.  Well, what happened? There’s the botched broadening of a spiritual living that is the…

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Justifying a Drug Addiction – What’s in Your Body?

February 17, 2020

A man once told me that the strongest drug he ever puts into his body is Advil. It was quite a boast considering that he also handily justified regularly smoking cigars. Since he’d successfully given up both problematic drinking and recreational drug abuse, he was quite upset by the notion that his nicotine habit could…

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Need Anxiety Relief? These Substances Work

November 21, 2019

Unless they recover, alcoholics simply cannot stop taking the first drink. Why? Because alcohol works. It dulls the pain of corrective conscience every anger-ridden individual experiences. If it didn’t work, neither the problem drinker nor the alcoholic would ever have developed the obsessive need to wash, rinse and repeat his problems away ad infinitum. Food…

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Bad Habits Trace to a Single Cause

October 20, 2019

Drinking too much liquor, indulging in drugs, and overeating are objectionable activities, for sure. But they are not the cause of the addict’s or alcoholic’s troubles. Alcoholism, drug and food addictions, vices and bad habits of all kinds are merely obsessive behaviors that manifest as effects following one original cause.  That’s how all obsessions like…

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Across the Bridge Into Oblivion

July 2, 2018

I remember a New York City fireman I’d befriended who once told me, “Danny, I love my little daughter with every bone, hair, and fiber of muscle in my being. She is everything to me.” His eyes were wide and wet. Not crying wet. Honest wet. This was real. “Then when I put my mouth on that…

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