In today’s society where the use of alcohol and drugs have become a rite of passage for youth ages thirteen and older, it is not uncommon to hear horror stories about teen substance abuse. The peer pressure to join in these activities is greater than ever. At friends’ homes, at parties, and even in the school parking lot, teens consistently compromise their conscience in order to fit in or to be popular. Yet, despite these unfortunate truths, there are still teenagers and young adults today who choose to hold on to their values, to not conform, and to avoid the use of alcohol or drugs. These young people are focused on pursuing their goals of education, athletics, career, etc. I am proud to be one of them.
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(From CR Newsletter, August 2009)
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Psalm 73:22 – "When my heart was grieved, and my spirit embittered, I was a brute beast before you."
James 1:22-23 – "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like."
One of the most important, yet misunderstood, aspects of Chemical Recovery is the journal. For an addict, the journal is one of the most difficult, yet rewarding things he or she could ever do for themselves, and for God. Most Chemical Recovery leaders have had the person come in to the meeting, and after hearing everything laid out asks, "why do I need to do a journal? I left all of that stuff behind."
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