Alcoholism

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    Not I. But the date is 08/23/19.
     
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    Good on your peep. It's a long haul. I work with addicts. They have more integrity than a whole lot of people once they have been in recovery awhile because they have to be.
     
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    Do you encounter resistance to AA because of the god overtones?

    I've tried to explain a higher power does not need to be jesus. She's 4 months clean, but that's all.
     
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    I am alanon. Friends, family...all either drunks or druggies. Now? Most are sober, but it was a bitch being around them. Hence...alanon.
     
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    MrG refused to go to AA. Said he tried it ONCE and once was enough. All the whining and talking about the booze they drank, etc...he said it made him want a drink worse than ever. So...he didn't go a second time. He did it cold turkey. That was not fun either to be around. But he did it. Been about 12 years or so now since he quit.
     
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    You are woefully misinformed. Alcoholics process alcohol in the body differently than normal people, When an alcoholic drinks, he/she develops the phenomenon of craving. It is a disease. Fortunately, they can get help at AA.
     
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    Alcoholics are powerless over alcohol. If they were not, they wouldn't be an alcoholic.
     
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    it’s very off putting because it paints AA as a soft religious cult. It doesn’t matter how many times someone tries to repackage “higher power” everyone knows what it means. That is probably the number 1 worry and resistance to those seeking help. A new term needs to be introduced as an alternative for those who roll their eyes and associate religion with weakness.
     
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    What a fantastic view.
     
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