The primary distinctives that differentiate Christian Recovery from other approaches to life change are in our approach to spirituality. Here are some of the major theological tenants of the Christian approach to recovery.
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Many people who have a problem with alcohol think that simply ‘putting a plug in the jug’ is sufficient. If that were true, then why do so many go back out after years of abstinence?
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No matter your ‘drug of choice’ (and if you are at all like me, almost any substance would ‘scratch the itch’ – at least for a time) the following suggestions are valid for anyone seeking help from addictive behavior and substances.
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“Sometimes I get so tense, but I can’t speed up the time.” – G n’ R
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When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crisis, we could not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition that either God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is or He isn’t. What was our choice to be? –Alcoholics Anonymous, pg 53
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The following are some personal notes I made early in my recovery, while attending some Christians in Recovery (CIR) meetings.
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The Bible has good advice for kicking bad habits.
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Admittedly, it can be tricky to discern between a conviction and a compulsion.
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At this crossroads of invitation, there is an opportunity for change.
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“If you are as seriously alcoholic as we were, we believe there is no middle-of-the-road solution.” —Alcoholics Anonymous: There is a Solution, page 25
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Addictive Agents are persons or things upon which we form an excessive dependency.
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Any human activity can become an addiction when carried to an extreme.
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