I’m Not an Addict: Part 4

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Types of Reality Distortion Systems

I’m Not an Addict cont’d

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? …

Doing an Excuse Inventory

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First make a list of all the excuses you allow yourself.  Be specific.  For example, if you say to yourself, "I am a procrastinator," that is too large an area to tackle in an Excuse Inventory.  Excuse Inventories have to …