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Re: I'm creating an 11 step program undopaminergic

Posted by Jay2112 on September 1, 2021, at 21:36:03

In reply to Re: I'm creating an 11 step program, posted by undopaminergic on August 31, 2021, at 1:50:35

> Incidentally, I know more people it worked for than not.
> I believe everyone benefits from getting in touch with their Higher Power. While you don't really need to be in AA for that, it can help, perhaps because of support from peers who are seeking the same thing.
> The term Higher Power is used because this power need not be the Christian God, but it could be the Universe or even your Higher Self. I think it helps to have faith in something bigger or higher than your Ego.
> The closest I got to AA was reading the Nicotine Anonymous book. I found it inspiring. My understanding is that the x Anonymous communities are for those for whom other ways have failed. The book said that you may have to hit "rock-bottom" before you can recover -- when you are desperate, and you are out of ideas, then maybe xA is your last resort.
> I don't know if I got this phrase from the NicA book, but I've found it very useful: when you're craving, tell yourself that "This too will pass".
> -undopaminergic

Hey UD:

My favourite saying..."Whatever gets you through the night". I would never, ever tell somebody that
whatever belief or treatment works for them (unless it caused self harm, or harm of others) was/is "wrong". Yes, we were joshing around a bit, and maybe xA is something I may not quite recommend, or utilize myself. But, man, if it works for you, I absolutely wish you all the power in the world.
You may also feel similar about all of my crazy pharmaceutical 'adventures'

So, honestly, no disrespect meant. :)


Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
-Don Miguel Ruiz-




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