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Yes. You Are.

May 29, 2020

We’re all in Recovery. From something. Or should be. 

I believe that. For a large number of reasons. 

The following is from a source I commend to you called The Addict’s Diary —

Why do addicts use?

What is it about the high that despite the consequences keeps us coming back for more?

If you want to see the truth about addiction, study an addict when they don’t have their drugs. Observe the difficulty they have living life on life’s terms.

For me, and I believe for all addicts, the problem isn’t when we’re on the drugs. It is actually when we’re not on them. That is the spiritual malady they talk about in alcoholism and addiction.

We suffer from a disease or ailment that affects our human spirit and soul. In other words, a disorder of our spirit. Narcotics and alcohol take away this ailment from us.

When we don’t have those in the picture, we are stuck with ourselves. That is why we find ourselves restless, irritable, and discontent. 70 percent of all addicts suffer from some form of trauma. You take away their drugs and they’re stuck back in that pain.

A lot of people think that solving the trauma will solve their addiction. It actually won’t. The solution is to treat the disorder of the spirit.

For addicts, drugs aren’t our problem, they are actually what we believe to be our solution.

I feel there are a lot families out there with the unanswered question of why?

“Why my kid?”

“Why my husband?”

“Why my wife?”

“Why my dad?”

“Why my mom?”

It is imperative that we all establish an understanding that addicts are in pain. A pain unlike anything those without the disease have ever experienced. A sneaky, relentless, non-discriminatory type of pain. Fatal? Yes, but also beatable if worked on correctly.

—  Again: A lot of people think that solving the trauma will solve their addiction. It actually won’t. The solution is to treat the disorder of the spirit.

Where to start that kind of work?

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Christ Jesus, in Matthew 11:28)

Listen for that invitation.

Hear it.

Respond with both faith and action.

Easy? Not at all.

Worth it? Yes. You are.

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments
  1. Michael Sanders permalink

    Good one!

    Sent from my iPhone

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