Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Freedom


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In this article entitled "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Freedom', we discuss the following topics:

  1. The "Pursuit of Happiness" is a hollow promise if we pursue it directly and not see it as an outcome of living a worthy life.
  2. A new Freedom and a new Happiness promised by recovery programs is based on having the freedom to make better choices and happiness that is an outcome of helping others. Happiness not as a result of taking, but as an outcome of giving.
  3. A new basis of living is created when recovery is practiced with full commitment. A saying in AA goes: "Some of us tried to hold onto our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely".
  4. Embracing the idea that both the addict and the family member are completely powerless over the addiction and that therefore they need help from a power outside themselves - in whatever form - is the beginning of healing.

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