Manage alcohol addiction by choice
Manage alcohol addiction by choice.
I came across this blog last night and it has some really useful ideas. Here is a link to an article which I thought was really good, as it talks about how the traditional recovery programs are wrong about the disease theory. There are many good things on this site for people looking for a more modern approach, compared to the outdated religious approach of the 12 steps. The methods discussed here are the type of things that have helped me, and the things I used after leaving AA.
Here is the first paragraph.
It is possible to manage and stop an alcohol problem with choice, change, and responsibility. The disease concept of addiction is about as misunderstood as the government these days, and honestly “treatment” for this “disease” hasn’t changed much over the past 60 years either. If addiction was truly a disease, there would be a solution for it which would decrease substance use, rather than the steady climb of people abusing alcohol each year. This is because treatment programs are simply looking at addiction wrong. Addiction is a habitual behavior that can be changed through better choices, positive thoughts and self-change.