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#510818 - 04/09/09 08:37 AM Divine Timing
Kathy - 12 Step Recovery Offline
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When you quit smoking, drinking, drugging, etc. is not up to anyone but you and your Higher Power. No one can make you. You have to want it! Sometimes we don't really understand why someone just can't recover but it is all about timing and that timing comes from the Divine!

Read Divine Timing at the 12 Step Recovery site and then get on this forum and share your thoughts and maybe your story.

Click on the line below to go directly to Divine Timing.

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Edited by Kathy - 12 Step Recovery (04/09/09 08:39 AM)

#512837 - 04/14/09 08:50 PM Re: Divine Timing [Re: Kathy - 12 Step Recovery]
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Addiction really is a scary thing. I agree completely that it is easy for an outsider to say "well they should just stop doing it!"

But for someone IN an addiction, it isn't that easy. That's why it's an addiction and not a fun hobby. Their body is overwhelming them with cravings that take over their brain.

I give great kudos to anyone who is in an addictive situation and tries to break out.
Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
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#542402 - 08/12/09 11:40 AM Re: Divine Timing [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames]
sisatsunset Offline

Registered: 08/12/09
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I have been in recovery for 29 years and there is nothing easy about it but it's the hardest job you will ever love!!! It does have to be the addict's choice. Like the old saying goes, You have to be sick and tired of being sick and tired.

#542659 - 08/13/09 06:08 PM Re: Divine Timing [Re: Kathy - 12 Step Recovery]
cowboygolf Offline

Registered: 08/07/09
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Kathy L. I just wanted to let you know that I read several of your articles now and I've loved all of them and divine timing is so true not of us stop until were ready it took me 2 DUI,s before I got it but I've been sober now for 14 months and still struggle at times but feel better then I ever have. And I find alot of insperation from your articles. thanks cowboygolf.

#543037 - 08/16/09 06:28 PM Re: Divine Timing [Re: cowboygolf]
Yellow Venus Offline

Registered: 06/21/09
Posts: 115
Loc: New York, USA
Addiction of anything is terrible. One should never get addicted in first place. Controlling him/herself before getting addicted to anything is the best thing to do.

#543061 - 08/16/09 09:44 PM Re: Divine Timing [Re: Yellow Venus]
Kathy - 12 Step Recovery Offline
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I am sorry to say this but if you say you should be in control so that you are not addicted, you have absolutely no idea what an addiction is. This is not meant to be sarcastic. Self-control is not about addiction. This is truly what people believe who have never experienced it in any way, shape or form. Do you really think addicts continue to use because they like it? Finding out an addiction has nothing to do with self-control is what makes us addicts recover and start to feel good about ourselves.



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