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"Live and let Live."

JOB: Artist
SOBER SINCE: I learned to live in the moment.
RELIGION: Rastafarianism
MEMBER SINCE: July 22, 2007
POINTS: [ 2955 ]
LOCATION: California, United States
AGE: 57
VIEWS: 460
STAR SIGN: Scorpio
LAST LOGIN: 09.29.14

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I have a Double Trouble Addiction

Otherwise known as someone that has a duel-diagnosis: a psychiatric and addiction disorder. Having a mental illness has opened some door in recovery that I would not have had access too. That being groups and personal counseling at the county behavioral health clinic. There I was able to integrate cognitive behavioral therapy into my addiction treatment. That at first did begin a conflict with the A.A. modality of addiction treatment. However I was able to use the infinite wisdom of a common saying heard in the rooms: "take what you need and leave the rest". I applied that saying to the whole A.A. program. It works if you rework it.

Zencat Has

Days Clean & Sober

My addiction treatment program looks like the following list. I see my program as a way to live peacefully with others and with myself. To also bring me into an overall sense of well-being.

A.A. (just the meetings)
Effectively cope with stress.
Group counseling and or 12-Step meetings.
Learning the science about addiction and relapse.
Living purposefully.
Managing emotions.
Personal counseling.
Proper nutrition.
Sober friends and relationship.
SMART Recovery.
Zen Buddhism.

�When I wake up in the morning, I just can't get started until I've had that first, piping hot pot of coffee. Oh, I've tried other enemas...�
-Emo Philips

I like:

  • Art

    • CGI GFX

    • Painting

    • Crafts

  • Coffee

    • Cream

    • Sugar

  • Learning

    • Addiction Research

    • Art History

    • CSS/HTML

    • Mysticism

    • Psychology

  • Spiritual

    • Atheistic

    • Buddhism

    • Occult

    • Pagan

    • Universal Unitarian

I'm not into religion, quasi-religion and Higher Power spirituality. If it works for you that's cool, you know, whatever floats your boat and all that jazz. I rather stay away from those that proselytize about their beliefs. I have what works for me and thats all I need to know .

Live And Let Live.

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From: Angel44
August 31, 2014, 1:58 pm
Angel44 ~~ thank you for your comment. <3


I can do all things through Him!!

From: zencat
August 30, 2014, 11:30 pm
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof."
- Christopher Hitchens


Live and let Live.

May 2, 2013, 4:00 am
thx for the blog comment ~ luv your page



From: Mazzy_M
April 11, 2013, 4:32 am
Hi sweet friend.. It was so good to hear from you, I always love your messages.. I'm doing a lot better (not struggling).. I remember the 1st time around when I told my sponsor that I was struggling.. She just said "Then stop struggling" Good answer I supposed, so I took it onboard back then, but it's all taking time this time around, which is fine by me.. It's just taking time for me to remember all the stuff I learnt before so, but it's all good... I love you my old friend so take care yourself ok..(((hugs)))
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From: Mazzy_M
March 2, 2013, 7:22 pm
Hello my inspirational friend.. I'm doing well most of the time, but still struggling at others.. I hope you are well sweetie..
love and prayers and hugs to you from me :)

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