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What Addiction IS Doing To You?

Postby stephen28 » Mon May 28, 2012 11:38 am

Alcohol does many things to the human body. First and the most important thing is that it is designed to get you feeling good and drunk as heck. That is the main purpose in my opinion, and it does a great job at it.

Many people that drink alcohol can handle them self in a sense that they know when it is time to stop drinking alcohol and then there are those, such as myself, that don't know when enough is enough. When we start out experimenting with drinking alcohol many of us don't realize if we are not careful this fun time drinking can turn into an addiction. Do you know what your addiction is doing to you? I bet not, for the simple reason, this addiction to alcohol has been slowly creeping up on you and now you can't figure out why in the world must you have alcohol every single day of your life. Many of us cannot live without this harmful poison in their bodies. We would start to go crazy and feeling on edge, nervous, shaky and the whole nine yards due to the absence of this poison we call alcohol not in your bodies.

Many people live, breathe, sleep with alcohol continuously on their minds. I have the right to say this because the minute I would wake, of course after drinking all night, my first thoughts were not, " I wonder how my day will be today." "I wonder if I will be productive today." No, the first thing I thought of was, "when is it time to have my first beer." How pitiful is that I might ask you? I am sure many people that have an addiction to alcohol the same and some might even crack open a can of beer or take a shot of booze minutes after they wake up to start their day and get their head out of the clouds from the night before drinking alcohol.

When you start to think to yourself, what is this addiction I have doing to my life and what is it doing to my family and friends? None of us that are addicted to alcohol ever for a moment think about the damage we are doing to our self and the hurt and pain we are causing to others, such as you family, spouse, and your children.
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Re: What Addiction IS Doing To You?

Postby Dallas » Tue May 29, 2012 6:23 pm

I think Dr. Silkworth, explained it pretty well, as to why we can't see what we're doing to ourselves.
Delusion and the inability to differentiate the true from the false.
The problem centers in the mind -- our perceptions. The insanity of addiction.
I believe that this is why -- that if we're to get over the drinking, or drugging, or other problems,
it requires a total transformation of thought and attitude.
A personality change (psychic change) -- sufficient enough -- so that we can recover.

Fortunately, we have a simple tool-kit to bring about the transformation.
Unfortunately, the tool-kit is rarely used or taken as prescribed.

Most often, an easier, softer, way is tried -- by simply not drinking,
and attending meetings. Luckily, that seems to work well enough to the satisfaction of a few.

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Re: What Addiction IS Doing To You?

Postby Tim » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:01 am

Why would someone join a 12-step group and not take the 12 steps? It makes as much sense as taking your broken bicycle to the bicycle repair shop and just hanging out talking to other patrons about bicycles without bothering to get your bike fixed.
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Re: What Addiction IS Doing To You?

Postby P Scribby » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:19 pm

Tim wrote:Why would someone join a 12-step group and not take the 12 steps? It makes as much sense as taking your broken bicycle to the bicycle repair shop and just hanging out talking to other patrons about bicycles without bothering to get your bike fixed.


Because the steps can be uncomfortable to do. It is more like going to the bike shop, getting the least expensive patches on the tires, and asking the patrons or bike mechanics how they would go about more serious fixes (and then either doing the fixes yourself or not doing them at all).
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Re: What Addiction IS Doing To You?

Postby Dallas » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:48 am

I like working on bicycles. When I was a kid, it was one of my most fun things to do. :-)

I like taking and using the 12 Steps, too. And, helping others to take the Steps.

I was broken -- beyond repair.

The 12 Steps have not only fixed my problems -- they continue to fix new problems.
Plus, they have given me a Design and Structure of Living -- that keep my life nearly
problem free -- so that I can truly be: Happy, joyous, sober and free. ;-)
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Re: What Addiction IS Doing To You?

Postby Tim » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:33 pm

If we don't do the work, we can't enjoy the reward.
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