Hello and welcome to My Addicted Mind! This website is dedicated to all of us
who suffer from addictive personalities and have struggled with addiction most of
Ok, so my sobriety date has come and gone for this year! WOO-HOO. But, I still
have to remain diligent in my care. If I look to tomorrow, or even an hour from now,
I can easily become discouraged and tempted to drink again. I have been in contact
with my son in Ohio and truly enjoy the time we share. I can’t wait until I can see
them again. It doesn’t look good for this Christmas due to finances. Bummer, but
can still look forward to being with them.
Since my RN license has been reinstated, I have sent out probably 40 resume’s and
job fairs without any luck so far. Oh well, all in God’s timing.
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His
Mercy endures forever.
Still regularly attending church and my wife and I are team leaders of the “Greetings
Team, and I am actually serving as live stream operator every fourth Sunday. We are
leading a life group this semester on “marital Concepts” that was developed by our
pastor and we are just facilitating the group. It’s been really cool so far.
I know now that I do not have to drink to enjoy life and this realization has been
the cornerstone in my recovery.
I would also give credit to a Program I attended in Battle Creek, MI, called
“A Forever Recovery”. This 30 day program opened my eyes to my personal recovery
and they utilize the “Moral Reconation Therapy”, or MRT, approach as a base for addiction
recovery. It is a very unique program and touts one of the highest recovery rates
in the nation. I highly recommend it - if at all possible.
If you think you may have an addictive personality, you probably do! Try the “Addiction
Severity Index” test, just to see. The Addiction Severity Index is,
“A measurement instrument used to assess a patient's level of substance abuse or
Addiction comes in many forms. Almost anyone with an addictive personality will form
an addictive behavior in their lifetime. However, there are healthy addictions and
self destructive addictions and scholars would tell us that these addictions are
the result of an “addictive personality”. People with addictive personalities cannot
do anything in moderation. It has to be all or nothing!
“In short, what we seek in leaders is often the same kind of personality type that
is found in addicts, whether they are dependent on gambling, alcohol, sex or drugs”.
“Think of tech pioneers like Jeff Bezos, Larry Ellison and Steven P. Jobs — is also
that of the compulsive risk-taker, someone with a high degree of novelty-seeking