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No more shackles....

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Faulty Logic

The idea that we can adequately or
romantically address the needs of the average
addicted person by 'treating' them with
the volatility and parasitically dire
source of addiction
is like using a chainsaw
to perform brain surgery.

In our affected, unclear, craziness of
choosing active addiction, of listening to the
"This time will be different" or
"I don't have a problem" lies that
we tell ourselves in order to get what we
think we want,
we can overlook all reality, signals,
and lessons in favor of self-destruction.

The 'cure' is truly worse than the pain.

If we start out from a place of being whelmed,
 hypersensitivity, vulnerability, pain
resounding endlessly, too much of this world
weighing down on us, pressures and stress and
fear, sensory overload, and all the rest
that can lead us to want to check out for a
while and avoid responsibility...
what can we possibly think we will gain by
opening up Pandora's Box and adding
fuel to the fire?
Using is a way of turning over our life's reigns
to catastrophe.

When we learn to care about ourselves
and our lives, we realize that active addiction
is not a harmless, victimless crime.


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