I’m Not an Addict: Part 6

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Types of Reality Distortion Systems

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A Reality Distortion System

Beliefs in this RDS:

1. I am unique. I can drink/use and it won’t negatively impact my life.

2. No one will know. I can drink/use …

I’m Not an Addict: Part 5

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Types of Reality Distortion Systems

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More Things to Resist:

2.  Family members who want you to drink/use with them.  This is a particularly important lure to resist.  If you come from a family in which …

I’m Not an Addict: Part 4

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Types of Reality Distortion Systems

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How to Implement New Behavior

What to Resist:  With recovery from addiction, one must resist any and all temptations to indulge in addict behavior.  This can be very challenging, since …

I’m Not an Addict: Part 3

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Types of Reality Distortion Systems

I’m Not an Addict cont’d

How to Implement New Behavior

There are many behaviors us addicts have, which keep our addiction in place.  Here are some of them:

1.  Using Rituals:  A using ritual is …

I’m Not an Addict: Part 2

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Types of Reality Distortion Systems

I’m Not an Addict cont’d

What does one do to get out of this Reality Distortion System? First of all, no one can do it for you – not your spouse, your uncle, best friend …

Finding Love

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Were you ever sure that there wasn’t someone for you? Have you looked far and wide and no one seemed like they could actually accept you for the person that you are, or their focus was on everything but you? …