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  • I had a friend in the spiritual community who told me he was a recovering alcoholic/heroin addict.

    When he told me that at AA gatherings each person has to stand up at every meeting and state that they are an alcoholic I was amazed.

    I am only expressing my own opinion. I am sure it has worked for many people but I have studied emotional development and as far as I know when someone has an issue, it make take a while for them to recognize the issue, which is called denial; then when they finally accept the issue; they can grieve for what has passed and then go on the steep slope of recovery.

    To be stuck in the groove of waking up in the morning and saying, "I am an addict", would not help me. I am sorry if I have offended any one but surely it is best to take a person from where they are and help them to go forward. not to be stuck in a groove.

    I think you are very brave Pete Bridgeman.
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