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Old 10-23-2013, 06:33 AM
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Iceberg Theory

some one here, a few years ago posted this about why ADDICTION is the way it "is".... kind of got me thinking of that "thinking process"

what do you think?
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:39 AM
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Makes perfect sense to me. Thanks for posting.
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That model sure matches what we have been through.

Any idea what the book is? I will buy some pass-around copies.

Went searching for it before, and heard it was some sort of Eating Disorder book.
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Wow, that is SPOT ON!
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Ironically, I think it was member Titanic that originally shared this theory/pic.

In my experiences, this is a pretty dead-on-accurate description of the emotional/mental structure with addictive/compulsive behaviors. The imagery really simplifies it all for me & makes it much easier to understand.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:42 AM
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It's a sobering thought to realize at least six of these could apply at some time in my life. It really is a struggle.
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Excellent visual...thanks so much for this!
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:39 AM
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I recognize it in my ex, but I also recognize it in myself (struggles with depression and codependency). All of these things were impediments to me getting on with my life, and occasionally they pop up with the crazies and complicate things.

All we can do is move through those feelings of fear and self-loathing, and find healthy experiences and feelings to set alongside these old ways of thinking. I've found that over time my good feelings and experiences (simple things -- my kids, bike rides, animals, stupid jokes, new people, learning to cook) are beginning to outnumber the old. This is where I find my peace, and how I drown out the small, sad voice that says I'm a loser and a failure and justifies all the crazy that goes with it.

I don't know how it works for the recovering alcoholic, but this is how it is for me.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:48 AM
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i am sorry, I can not remember who posted it, here, in SR orginally...but i copied it because it was so profound to me to see it...

maybe some of the OLD timers here, do you remember who posted it? its about 3 years ago...
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http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...rg-theory.html

Maybe it was Suki? Not sure if this is the post you are referring to since it is only about a year old.
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it could have been...thanks for the reply!!
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