Hi I’m Jo and I’m an alcoholic
Hi I’m Jo and I’m a smoker
Hi I’m Jo and I’m a sugar addict
Hi I’m Jo and I’ve got flu
Hi I’m Jo and I’m a cocaine addict
Hi I’m Jo and I’ve got a broken leg
Spot the mistake yet?
See the danger of going around and around in circles and defining who you USED to be over and over again
Doesn’t make sense does it?
I don’t think so anyway
Why would I want to keep myself in the very dark and unhappy place I am longing to be free from
Why would I chain myself there
What I find interesting is that the language around alcohol is totally different to other substances and behaviours. Look at the list above; it is ONLY alcohol that we play this dance with, we become:
- An EX-drug addict
- We no longer have flu or a cold once we have recovered from it
- Once our bones have healed we don’t proclaim them to still be broken
- First we are an EX-smoker, and then somewhere along the line we begin calling ourselves a NON-smoker
We are conditioned to believe that we are an alcoholic forever
Why is this substance different from the rest
Why can’t the brain recover, shift, change from this particular addiction
What is the difference
I don’t buy it
And I’ve proved this to be mis-information by getting free myself (and others in the community have too)
If you believe it to be true, it will be
We are continually creating self-fulfilling prophecies with every belief, thought, word and action
So what are YOU believing into reality about your addiction?
And how can YOU shift into the reality where you’ve NEVER been addicted…..
Member Quote Of The Day.
In this section you will read something that has been said by one of the Quantum Sobriety Online Programme members over on the very lively private forum:
“It would mean SO MUCH to meet you. The bond does deepen by posting and connecting, (I am 100% sure I am sober because of the connection with the group), but meeting people who have come on retreat and spending some time face to face, has meant I have made a very special bond with those group members. It really does work – connection vs disconnection. Whoop xxx ”
L, Residential Retreat and Online Member