Nationwide update (observation) . I've met CR grads that moved and told me many have decided that if alcohol was not their drug of choice its OK to drink, I would advise against this view, many addicts will relapse or become alcoholics if they decide to make this there conviction. The addiction recovery communities teach abstinence and CR has always taught that. Provs 6:27 one verse
Been working my twelve steps in NA learning alot. We are doing the CR classes in June , opening it up to the church (just for the classes) Looking forward to the CR convention in NY too. be well all . E
We have had a few here too. Like you said, we are not the conscience of everyone. Each person has to make their own decisions taking into account not only how it will affect them but also others watching their example.
to clarify some CR grads are claiming they were never addicts, just that they were put through CR. One guy says he was told to go to CR but just stopped smoking and using illegal drugs, now he can drink socially without ever getting drunk. I am not the conscience of everyone they have their own, CR is just here to help where it can.
Congrads Tia ! Thanks for the comments about CR grads drinking socially again, its not just one person, its a trend . People graduated years ago that drink may experience powerlessness to the drink again and they may not if they claim they do not get drunk then its hard to call it sin. Time will tell. With an opiate addict taking a prescribed opiate for pain I have advised addicts they can cause themselves a relapse and should not do it, but some have done it anyway. One key there is the addict needs to tell the prescribing doctor that they are an addict. then the dose will only be for 7 days (short term) still the medication can spark the addict into a relapse .
Erotmil, I would agree with Dink. Everything is possible but not everything beneficial. What are the benefits of me drinking again when it was drink that caused so much damage in my life. Why would I want to test God and the power He gave me to stop? This is not an act of faith and anything not done through faith is sin. So in the case of a recovering addict, it is sin to pick up again. What does anyone else think?
What is it going to take for you to change? We don’t like change. As humans, we would prefer most things to stay the way they are. We settle down and get in the groove while enjoying the status quo. The corporate world is well aware of this fact and has written countless books and seminars on managing change and what to expect if someone moves your cheese.
God is a changer. He loves to change things. He himself does not change because He is perfect and not in need of improvement, however we are the ones who need constant improving. We are chunks of rock being ground to diamonds. This requires heat, friction and change. We don’t like that.