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Facing up to addiction

How do you break the destructive cycle of addiction?

When someone is in the grip of addiction it becomes impossible to reason with them.  Everything they say is coming through the filter of active addiction. 

2 thoughts on “Facing up to addiction

  • August 9, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    I wouldn’t send anyone to meetings without giving them some cations.

    Some meetings are very controlling, doing things like assigning sponsors and presenting newcomers with a lot of rules not found in the official literature. Sample more than a few meetings when available and you aren’t required to do whatever the first joker who approaches you after a meeting says. People at meetings aren’t necessarily health. They don’t automatically know what’s good for a particular newcomer.

    Some meetings are antimedication, antipsychiatry, and antipsychotherapy. This is contrary to official pamphlets and fellowship positions. Don’t let self help peers assume authority in areas where they have no expertise.

    With the cautions above I too would recommend people with addiction check out meetings.

    • August 10, 2018 at 9:47 am

      Thanks Grant, those are really good points, best, Toby


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