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View Poll Results: My addiction treatment plan is________. (multiple choice)
a pre-made program
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of selected bits and pieces
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of my own making
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all of the above
23.68%
none of the above, I'm a wild child
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My addiction treatment plan is_____.

Old 01-22-2011, 04:52 PM
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My addiction treatment plan is_____.

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Originally Posted by Zencat View Post
of my own making
Alright, making this poll I got confused...normal. So I answered it before I was decided on what the questions would exactly be on the poll.

I'll stick with 'my own making' but I borrowed plenty from the world wide web and my library studies of past as current. I guess there is some determination that comes from learning that can't be ignored. Once a set course has been established, reinforced by the conscientiousness of insight from many learned ones in the recovery deal...theirs no going back.

I plod along a course from knowing and its been an insightful as fruitful journey of salvation from self-destruction. And yes I do talk this way in real life
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I went "of my own making" because I haven't read any books about recovery programs, attended any meetings, or seen a professional recovery expert (although my doctor knows I quit drinking and gave me the standard tests to make sure there weren't any health problems).

So far, I've been able to stay sober using the knowledge found in the science and research links here in the secular forum. I'm lucky, in that I led a relatively emotionally pain free life, and suffered no debilitating degradations or horrors which would definitely complicate things...

Knowing the physiological changes that have occurred in my brain from abusing alcohol, and what will happen in the future as my brain finds its way back to some semblance of natural equilibrium has been enough for me. Knowing that having just one drink will stomp the alcoholic gas pedal in my brain stem and limbic system, and it'll be back to square one again on the road to recovery is also keeping me sober.

Having said that, I'm 6.5 months sober and still getting intrusive urges about drinking that seem to come in waves, so I just might have to get outside help if they become too much to bear.

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I am going to take it 'as read' for a year. Once I get some time under my belt I will be more comfortable in figuring out who I am...hopefully
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Cool! Have I mentioned I love polls?

I said of my own making but I should have also picked bits and pieces. Since I read lots and borrowed peoples ideas, plus added what felt right to me and a whole lot of self help stuff.

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I went for all of the above. I go to some Women for Sobriety meetings still, but have altered their program a bit to suit me better. And I still like some SMART techniques. And I see a counselor. And I love the science links on this forum.

I love polls too!
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I chose all of the above because I'll try almost anything to stay sober!
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Of my own making.

SR, therapy and meds for depression, and my brain.
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I have no plan, but I am not a wild child. I'm simply done "recovering": I'm a nondrinker, period.

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OTT, I like that concept!!
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I think to a great extent each of our recovery programs have to be of our own making,
even if elements like meetings, medication and therapy are part of it because the only one who can make it a success is the person trying to recover.
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I'm a Nephalist
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:35 PM
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OK smarty! Quit using those big words we are a simple people, at least I am. I had to go to the dictionary to find the meaning;

nephalism
an adherence to the tenets of teetotalism. — nephalist, n., adj. — nephalistic, adj.

I am one too, just did'nt know what to call myself!
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I'm a Nephalist


I know what to call myself...
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I'm a unibrowed, slope foreheaded, knuckle dragging Neandernephalist.

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Think how cool we can be when people ask why we don't drink...we can say we are "Nephalists...didn't you hear? It's the latest craze!" And it is, everyone in Hollywood is doing it, after they come out of rehab that is.

Bwahahahaha!
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Well, I used to be a Catholic or a Methodist but now I am a Nephalist?
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I don't want to get mingled up with those wild eyed, placard waving teetotaller types, so I'm changing my handle to Neonephalist...it sounds way cooler too

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When I Googled Nephalists, they asked if I did not mean Nihilist?
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