Operation Clean Recovery

Ego Strength or “Edging God Out” (EGO)?

  Spend enough time in the 12-step recovery rooms and you’re likely to hear the pejorative term “edging God out” — or “EGO.” The word “ego,” which comes from Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical theories identifying the interactive components of the personality, has taken on a different meaning from its original definition. Freud saw the ego as the part […]

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How does God break the power of addiction?

A question was asked at alumni night at The Home of Grace the other day. It was, “how does God end addiction?” Well, let’s attempt to tackle that question. There are a few things we need to discuss to answer this question. So, let’s get to it.   ADDICTION IS A CONSEQUENCE OF SIN. Some in […]

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Spirituality: A Key Component In Drug Addiction Recovery?

“The route of addiction is a spiritual thirst.” – Carl Jung Spirituality has become a buzzword of late, particularly popular in the health and wellness sphere. Often used interchangeably, nowadays spirituality does retain some common ground with formal religion, although its meaning often represents a lot more. A search of a robust definition, brings back […]

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Spirituality In Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment

Spirituality is More than Faith Ever since Bill W founded Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in 1935, spirituality has been a foundation of many alcohol and drug treatment programs. Alcohol and drug treatment programs that incorporate spiritual development – whether that means simple belief in a greater power, reconnecting to one’s faith of origin, or an exploration […]

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Amazing Grace

It was not easy for me to totally accept spirituality or the concept of God. When I was young I stopped believing that God cared about me because he didn’t seem to be answering my prayers. Then, when I was older, I became an agnostic. I didn’t believe we could prove God existed, so I […]

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Out of Heroin

You might think, “Just a little more will power, I’ll be fine.” Personal story showing why will power won’t work, and what will… By Ted N. A drug addict’s life is a montage of freeze-frames. Like the night I was driving and noticed the disquieting red and blue strobe in my mirror. As I slowed […]

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What Role Does God Play in My Recovery?

You’ve been crying out to God for years now, praying that he would heal you of your addiction, that he would help you to stand strong in the face of temptation and that he would, in the end, simply take away your life-controlling obsession with alcohol, drugs, porn, food, spending or whatever other substance or behavior […]

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Does Jesus heal drug addicts?

 Romal J. Tune I almost gave up on my drug-addict mother. But then I discovered that God never gives up. In memory of Dorothy Molex (my mom) and the countless others who battle the demons of addiction. “What are you arguing with them about?” he asked. A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought […]

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Spirituality: A Key Component In Drug Addiction Recovery?

“The route of addiction is a spiritual thirst.” Carl Jung Spirituality has become a buzzword of late, particularly popular in the health and wellness sphere. Often used interchangeably, nowadays spirituality does retain some common ground with formal religion, although its meaning often represents a lot more. A search of a robust definition, brings back multiple […]

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SPIRITUALITY, ADDICTION, AND THE POWER OF CHOICE

MAY 27, 2017    OPENHEARTED REBEL By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel I wrote the following for the 250th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email. We find freedom through our choices in each moment. No matter how spiritual we try to be, we’ll fail if our choices are misaligned with the path we’ve […]

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‘Lock them up:’ My double standard in responding to the crack crisis vs. the opioid epidemic

 View original article  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/10/26/lock-them-up-my-double-standard-in-responding-to-the-crack-crisis-vs-the-opioid-epidemic/?utm_term=.661c80e3d261 By Ed Stetzer October 26 A police officer tries to revive a man who overdosed on heroin on July 21, 2017, in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, which has become a hub for heroin addicts. The man later came to and was taken to the hospital. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) President Trump took an important […]

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Spirituality and Religion Increase Chances of Long-Term Addiction Recovery

Author: Journey Pure  Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2017 Click here to view original web page at addictionblog.org   By: Todd Barnes, JourneyPure The Relationship between Religion, Spirituality, and Recovery Is belief in God crucial to the recovery process? What does research say about spiritual thought and sobriety? And what does this mean for you? In this […]

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Addiction Heroin Jay’s Story

Gods Place in Addiction & Recovery

The Road to Recovery w/ Carpy Diem 10/29/2017

Cycle An Addiction Story

Neurobiology of Addiction by Bertha K Madras, PhD

Manders’ – Finding Comfort