Don't Tell Me What To Do: A Spiritual Memoir
Just kill me now, LORD! I'd rather be dead than alive, because nothing I predicted is going to happen. – Jonah 4:3

What does 'Addiction' mean?

Find out what Addiction means. Addiction is explained by Ron Alexander - author of Don't Tell Me What To Do: A Spiritual Memoir

Addiction

My first day in a rehab had me second guessing myself. Should I have come here?

Don’t bother me. That’s the sign that I want to hang around my neck the next morning. People continuously come into my room to introduce themselves, shaking my hand, hugging me. I am not used to all this emotion, particularly from strangers.

After breakfast, the first good meal I’ve had in weeks, treatment starts right away, beginning with a lecture in the auditorium.

“Deny your addiction and you’ll never stay sober,” says Chuck, the speaker, a big man with a smiling, round face, himself a recovering alcoholic and now an addiction counselor. This is the first session of the day, one of six during a day that begins at 6:30 am and ends at 10 pm.

“Get honest with yourself,” he goes on. “Admit that you are powerless. If you don’t feel that your life is unmanageable, you’re in the wrong place. Leave and come back when you’re ready!”

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"... the chaotic, under-supervised system for treating drug addicts. I begin by writing about the high cost of treatment, questioning the competency of Addiction counselors, and investigating the state’s inability to regulate treatment facilities. Ironically, while writing my ..."
"...Addictionas I gaze at her across the table, I realize that she bears no resemblance to the girl l once knew. She has scars on her face and arms, the souvenirs somebody all too familiar with the streets invariably picks up along the way. Her hair is short, its sheen ..."
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"... in weeks, treatment starts right away, beginning with a lecture in the auditorium. “Deny your Addiction and you’ll never stay sober,” says Chuck, the speaker, a big man with a smiling, round face, him-self a recovering alcoholic and now an addiction counselor. This is the first ..."
"...Addictiona recovering alcoholic and now an Addiction counselor. This is the first session of the day, one of six during a day that begins at 6:30 am and ends at 10 pm. “Get honest with yourself,” he goes on. “Admit that you are powerless. If you don’t ..."

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"... the question. “Kicking heroin,” came his confirmation. “Look,” he went on, “I know you came down here to do a regular article on Sammy. My life is anything but regular. I’m in recovery from a long Addiction to heroin.” I wanted to hear ..."
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"... prison for the second time in my life. I guess that shocks you too, right?” “No it doesn’t.” I could easily relate to incarceration. Drug Addiction was another matter altogether. “I went to prison for the first time in the mid-fifties. I served ..."

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"...Addiction I’ve tried praying. God prevented me from killing myself without ending my Addiction to crack. Why should I go on praying and believing? “I’ve talked to God,” I say to Chuck as I feel a sharp pain in my neck, “but he ain’t listening.” I had thought that ..."
"...Addiction of living a drug-free life. I feel uneasy leaving the safe environment of rehabilitation to return to the loneliness I feel in my apartment. I’ve been told to avoid people, places and things that had been a part of ..."
"...Addiction Through it all, I had worked up a sweat and exhausted myself to the point that I shower to cool down. I don’t want to get high ever again. I don’t need drugs. Chuck had, explained the importance of treating myself with compassion, the importance of being patient ..."

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