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Old 16th January 2018, 06:45 PM
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Some people who have had a drug/drinking problem suggest that a faith in God is needed to keep clean/sober.
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Old 16th January 2018, 06:57 PM
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Hi Gregor, welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy yourself here.


I have to ask, it's like this post was supposed to be somewhere else?
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Old 16th January 2018, 07:03 PM
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G'day, Gregor.

People suggest all kinds of stuff.

What's your opinion?
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Old 16th January 2018, 07:14 PM
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Hi Gregor, as MrBlack said above i'd be interested in your view before i give my own. Welcome to the forum though. Hope you're enjoying the beach!
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Old 16th January 2018, 07:17 PM
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A belief in god is helpful for the abrogation of personal responsibility.
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Old 16th January 2018, 07:25 PM
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Some people who have had a drug/drinking problem suggest that a faith in God is needed to keep clean/sober.
Welcome Gregor.

IMHO, religion can be as addictive as alcohol or drugs. I don't see much point in using one addiction to overcome another, and I haven't seen a lot of evidence that AA's have a good success rate.

I note that when I can ride my bike, I smoke less. It works by distraction I guess.
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Old 16th January 2018, 07:42 PM
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Hey Gregor, nice to see you here.

It was a great chat the other day.

I'll start a thread about addiction ASAP.

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Old 16th January 2018, 07:46 PM
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Old 16th January 2018, 08:14 PM
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Some people who have had a drug/drinking problem suggest that a faith in God is needed to keep clean/sober.

Well here's the thing, as far as I am concerned god doesn't exist, however faith in god may help, but it's not god that is helping, it's faith, so why not have faith in something real, yourself for instance?
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Old 16th January 2018, 08:33 PM
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I find a lot of sense in Stoic philosophy.

Being clear about what I can and can't change helps me apply what limited agency I have, and adapt to stuff that's not in my power to alter.
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