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The Power of Powerless

Many times, a client would ask if he could talk to me. I would take the client to some private place, which were rare in the small area. I usually had to be where I could be seen by the custody staff, in case a client got upset at me. I don’t remember ever feeling unsafe and I never provoked a client to be the least aggressive with me.

New LDSR Poll

I have installed a new plugin for the LDSR site that allows me to create a poll and display the results. I want to find out something about the site readers. You can either vote on the poll in the sidebar to the left or here: 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike See Also […]

What is the Church’s Addiction Recovery Program ?

What is the Church’s Addiction Recovery Program?
In short the program is an Atonement Utilization Program–or in other words Repentance for Dummies
It is a 12-step program centered on our Savior, Jesus Christ, teaching how to utilize the Atonement in behalf of those who suffer from addictions and weaknesses.

Deeper Anonymity

Beginning with Alcoholics Anonymous, self-help addiction recovery fellowships began to refer to themselves as “Anonymous.” There was an element of confidentiality in the meaning of “anonymous” but the purpose in refering to those groups as “anonymous” was deeper than mere confidentiality. Be the first to like. Like Unlike See Also

How I Let Go and Let God

In the early days of recovery, it’s natural to feel a need to focus on overcoming the behavior. It seems at the time that it is the goal, the thing we’re even bothering with the process for. So, when people start with the platitude to “let go and let God,” and the jargon about “turning […]

A Matter of Courtesy

One of the features of a sexual addiction, and probably any addiction, is difficulty with clear thinking. When addiction reigns, thoughts are unpredictable and often not grounded in truth. That is one of the reasons that the twelve steps refer to restoring a person to sanity. 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike See Also […]

Repentance/12 Steps Comparison

When Paul H. first founded this site, he wrote a few articles to get things started. The following was a comparison he made between the steps of repentance as taught in the Church to the 12 steps. Be the first to like. Like Unlike See Also Quitting. Again.More Subtil Than All the Beasts of the […]

The ‘C’ Word

A friend of mine attended the local ARP meetings for awhile until financial and family pressures made him quit. He is doing well and continues his struggle with some success. I have never attended ARP meetings or any other 12-step for my issues, mostly because I don’t struggle with acting out. I have been to […]