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Discussion in 'Addiction & Recovery Forum' started by aspen, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. aspen

    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    I am addicted to alcohol and trying to get into treatment. It costs 50,000 dollars a month in the US. I do not have 50,000 dollars so I have to wait 6 to 8 weeks for a free bed. Some may want to believe I desire a hand out ..fine. I still need treatment. As Christian people, mercy is forefront. Europe refuses to profit from sin tax - they choose not to profit off addiction and it works. I am desperate - any suggestions?
     
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    GodsGrace Well-Known Member

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    I'm shocked right now.
    What about AA?
    No govt assisted program?
    There has to be something...
    I know you're involved with your church so you must have spoken to a priest.
     
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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    I go to AA. I have talked to a priest - he recommended treatment
     
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    Are you serious! If you are do not be Ashamed, I too have had this problem! and from time to time I falter, If and when I do it is if I have not stopped! I have no suggestion's, I have struggled with this for many year's. BUT I will Pray for you, I will tell you this, the day I excepted the Gift of Salvation, Our Savior took the Addiction of Meth from me, no withdrawals, no side effect's I was Free, after 18 year's.
    I hope everyone will Pray for you at this hour of your need, I believe there are a few on this Forum that know exactly what you are dealing with, I know all to well!
    May the Power of the God of creation, through the Testimony of His Son Yeshua [Jesus], Bring to you a strength that help's you overcome!
     
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    GodsGrace Well-Known Member

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    Every treatment center is private?
     
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    Triumph1300 Well-Known Member

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    The priest should have recommended Jesus Christ and he should have prayed over you.

    I am praying that the Lord will lead you to the right kind of people who know how to deal with your problem,
    and above all, spirit filled Christians, who will lay hands on you, anoint you with oil, and pray for you till the Lord sets you free of alcoholism.

    And mark my words, you will be set free of this addiction.
     
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    Enoch111 Well-Known Member

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    This won't cost even $5.00.

    1. Just get a permanent marker and write "POISON" on every bottle.

    2. Perhaps draw a skull and crossbones below that.

    3. Then just ask yourself why you would wish to poison yourself.

    4. Then dump it all down the drain and drink some fresh orange juice.
     
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    Triumph1300 Well-Known Member

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    Aspen, remember this:

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    Bless you my friend for asking for prayer...
    You are a brave soul, you know already that you will get some legalistic ,condemning, negative posts. Just step over them brother.

    Sorry to hear that you are back down this hole again.
    You were doing so well, can you pin point why it got you again?

    I also blame myself, I have been so 'earthbound ' by my own body (heart) being in rebellion , ...Dave and I dropped the ball in continuing to pray for you. Forgive us.

    I am sure your depression comes from feeling as if you have failed again. Hey, some are addicted to booze , some people are addicted to food, others pornography.( I know of many pastors who have confessed this..) some people addicted to gambling.
    The attacks come hot and heavy.
    The devil is a cruel slave master Ron....
    Hitting our knees for you my brother. Never lose your hope.

    Job 14:7-9
    7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
    8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
    9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant."

    I think I remember where you live...I 'think' my daughter and son in law are in your area. They are in their late fifties ...they are good loving strong people...you need a support team.

    I will PM you .... x
     
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    Nancy Well-Known Member

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    @aspen do you have anything called Celebrate Recovery in your area? It is allot like AA only, Christ centered. We have it in my and many other churches in my area. It ha helped many and still does.
    Celebrate Recovery Homepage
     
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    Truth Well-Known Member

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    Well said, Great Word's form a Man of God.
     
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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    No. I have to wait 6 to 8 weeks for the free bed.
     
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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Yeah, conversion is the answer. Why didn’t I think of that! Thanks idiot
     
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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    All people who think conversion is the answer to addiction - save your responses - thanks!
     
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    aspen “"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few

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    Yeah, we disagree
     
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    Ok then. :-(
     
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    I thought it was good word's of inspiration, I was set free from 18 years of Meth abuse, I am very blessed to still have a working Heart, that said! a heart to love and have compassion with understanding for other's.
    When I read your post it went right to my Heart for you! Because I do understand What Addiction is, Our Savior can and will take care of you!
    I / We will call upon Him, for your deliverance! Love is the Key!
     
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    Triumph1300 Well-Known Member

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    Mark 11:23 King James Version (KJV)
    23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
    ----------------------------------------------

    The "mountain" is used as a symbol, i.e. "Mountain of difficulties", etc.

    God is a miracle working God, and will do so for any of His children, "whosoever"; however, every petition must be predicated as well on the Will of God.

    It's not God's will that we are addicted to drugs.

    OK, call me an "idiot", and Willie you "liked" that.
    (I forgive you both.)

    But I'm here to testify that God has set me free from addictions. I was set free from several addictions in the fall of 1980. Converted at the same time.

    And I'm still free. And He can do the same for you.
     
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    Truth Well-Known Member

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    WOW! who said convert, Do you believe in Jesus the Savior? If so call upon Him!
     
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    Aspen is already a born again Christian...the Catholic church is not the only church he has attended...

    Oppressive spirits are not picky about who they choose to harass ...
     
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