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TANSTAAFL

TANSTAAFLAddicts don’t do waiting well.  It’s not natural for us to wait.  We’re used to looking ahead to the next drink, drug, romantic encounter, twinkie, sale, thrill or what have you, and we want it right now!

The culture we live in doesn’t help.  It encourages us to take the easy route to — whatever.  We are told that the next easy, fun, fulfilling, better experience is just around the corner, if only we spend, read the next quick fix book by the current guru, try the latest designer beer, buy that Rolex.  We come to believe that life would be just great if we had that new car, pair of shoes, tried out that new restaurant, could get a date with that…you get the idea. Continue reading

Two of the Biggest Obstacles To Recovery

by Bill

Most addicts are addicted to two things over and above their chemical and behavioral addictions. These two things have no substance, are only ideas, with no factual basis, and yet they essentially control our outlooks on life and–to a great extent–the way we live it. Overcoming their effect is one of the most important aspects of recovery, yet we rarely hear them referred to specifically in meetings.
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