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The twelve steps work to remove the driving force a person has to fill the emptiness with that fulfilling high they’d felt by guiding his soul to the true fulfillment- the relationship with G-d. Shmutz addiction is more complicated to heal than drugs and alcohol, and it seems that the reason is because it is...
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The truth is that secular rehabs do not teach the twelve step method as it is supposed to be taught. They alter it to accommodate these laws. They teach the addicts that they can create their own imaginary higher power, it doesn’t have to be G-d, it can be whatever they wish. The wind, the...
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The answer is that the addict once experienced and chasing the high, is a being of total שלא לשמה , doing not for the sake of G-d, only to fill his own desire of fulfillment. He can learn twenty hours a day of Torah for his own ego, or to fill his own selfish desire...
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The 12 step method is a spiritual process to cure the spiritual malady of addiction. As we explained earlier the illness of addiction is the distorted longing of the soul for the relationship with his Creator and its intense pleasure of completion, masked in the form a drug, alcohol, or some other physical pleasure giving...
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As we said before, addiction is a spiritual malady. It is not a psychological or neurological disorder, so medicine can’t cure it. It is not simply a bad dynamic that can be changed. It is an illness buried deep inside the addicts will to live. No CBT can help him as he not in control...
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Every person has a spiritual soul which has built into it the desire to feel alive, truly alive, by being in a close relationship with his Creator. This desire to feel truly alive gets distorted as it is filtered through the physical body. The person then imagines this desire for life as a physical desire...
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The primary characteristic which sets the addict apart from regular people with problems controlling themselves is that the standard person with a drinking problem retains a basic level of control over his life, despite his periodic struggles with his drinking intake. An addict on the other hand has lost control over his life to the...
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The first thing to know about addictions is that “addicts” are not just regular people with a problem controlling their drive for drinking or drug intake. They are not individuals that simply chase תאוה . Addicts are a category of their own, it is a severe illness, a חולי נפש (inasmuch as the addict will...
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