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by Savas, Jun 16, 2008
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Well, those who've spoken to me know i'm a big advocate of SMART Recovery- "scientific method". it's not twelve step, not higher power oriented, and doesn't really deal in the concept of powerlessness.
From the times I've been to groups, they seemed to
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by Savas, Jun 16, 2008
To: all
Well, those who've spoken to me know i'm a big advocate of SMART Recovery- "scientific method". it's not twelve step, not higher power oriented, and doesn't really deal in the concept of powerlessness.
From the times I've been to groups, they seemed to
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by mtgoat911, Mar 29, 2009
yeah, the person who wrote this article was probably also a member of smart
definantly this guy has issues with 12step programs, he lost faith that they could work for him
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by lboogie7729, Mar 29, 2009
The person that wrote this said that AA helped their father.I agree that a lot of people are able to get sober on their own.I've been speaking w/ a lot of woman lately who have been sober for many years @ had tried AA but got tired of the self righteous,
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by lboogie7729, Mar 29, 2009
Some, I emphasize some, addicts feel bad enough on their own @ don't need someone who is not a trained/licensed doctor, psychologist/psychiatrist, counselor or anything other than a former drinker to tell them how to live their lives @ where they screwed
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by lboogie7729, Mar 29, 2009
I've been sober about 4 1/2 months and I'm doing much better with CBT therapy, yoga, and focusing on the real issues in my life than I was doing going to meetings that made me feel anxious, uncomfortable and depressed. I believe you are your thoughts and
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by lboogie7729, Mar 29, 2009
I am also not powerless, I am powerful and quite capable of doing and being anything I truly want. I am not doomed to relapse or be a slave to addiction for the remainder of my time on earth. Like Nelson Mandela said in his inaugural speech in 1994 "Our g
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by lboogie7729, Mar 29, 2009
Couldn't fit this all in one post! People need to know there are all kinds of options available, we're not all cookie cutter addicts. Some of us just need to do something different than a 12 step program @ that doesn't make us any better or worse, just di
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by lboogie7729, Mar 29, 2009
Steppers shouldn't feel so threatened by people that aren't in the program @ there's no reason to say things like 'he lost faith' like that's a derogatory statement. We're allowed to believe different things, that's what rocks about being a human being, e
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