Obsession : A 5 Min. Podcast
Where does obsession fit in when it comes to the disease of addiction?
Am I constantly thinking about acting out in some way ? What does “acting out” even mean ? Am I obsessing about spending money, or over-eating, using drugs or alcohol or pornography ? Am I unable to figure out why I do these things ? Do I sometimes feel as if I am compelled by a force ?
Compulsion is the result of obsession. Obsessing can be either beneficial or harmful. If we have a purpose to our lives, obsession can be an asset. When obsession leads to compulsion though, we need to be able to put a stop to it.
“The reason the program is so successful is because alcoholics help other alcoholics. I’ve never met a Normie (our lingo for a person who doesn’t have a problem with drugs and alcohol) who could even conceive of what it’s like to be an alcoholic. Normies are always going, ‘There’s this new pill you can take and you won’t want to shoot heroin anymore.’ That shows a fundamental misunderstanding of alcoholism and drug addiction. These aren’t just physical allergies, they’re obsessions of the mind and maladies of the spirit. It’s a threefold disease. And if it’s partly a spiritual malady, then there’s a spiritual cure.“ – Anthony Kiedis
This podcast was recorded as a series of lectures given to people in 12 step addiction recovery treatment. The purpose of these talks was to teach and motivate individuals to search for their own spiritual solution to their addiction.
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