Totally Personal Total Choice [tptChoice] is designed to assist the behaviorally scarred and wounded to stand up to addiction, in its four major forms: Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Gambling, and Sexual Addiction.
In other words, it is a multi-purpose or multi-service program. The reasons for this are two. i. The long-standing, successful world that it is modeled after is also holistic. ii. The underlying nature of all addictions is the same: insecurity, self-centeredness, self-pity, lapse of judgment, a sense of independence at the outset and a dire sense of resignation and dependence toward the end, a deep absence of spiritual, ethical and moral knowledge and commitment, third party instigation, ultimately dopamine driven, etc. There are a couple of differences, however, among the four types of addiction. i. Only Alcoholism and Drug Addiction are the results of ingestion in some way or another. ii. To recover from Alcoholism, Drug Addiction and Gambling total abstinence are both expected and necessary. iii. While for recovery from Intimacy Disorder, sex in moderation will be still allowed as natural part of life, it has to limited to a monogamous relationship.
Taking a well-trodden, thoroughly proven, unique route, tptChoice seeks to provide welfare and shield against ravages of certain acute, chronic self-indulgences by:
Two chains of treatment are simultaneously brought to bear, i. a multi-phase, extended Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and ii. Totally Personal Total Choice’s proven life-style governing, structured spiritual approach called, Our 12 Steps.
Whether born of fun, situation-bred, or acquaintance-led exposure, and regardless of the age of initiation, alcoholism is an uncontrolled, debilitating chronic disease of the mind. Having become the go-to source of relief and leisure, a financially expensive habit, alcohol casts a pall of gloom over normal life. It affects people variously. In fact, five impact categories have been identified. Regardless, in the worst case scenario [9.2% of alcoholics; 38 years average age;
Drug Addiction originates in habitually consuming hard drugs [i.e., illegal or controlled substance without prescription]. Entering the body variously [via drinking, smoking and inhaling, snorting, smelling, injecting, inserting, etc.] for the express intention of gaining pure pleasure and relaxation it produces, in the long run it reveals itself to be the Trojan horse it is. It is an induced/acquired mental (i.e., psychological and emotional) and physical disease.
Once viewed as an impulse control failure, GA has been reclassified as a mental disease. No matter what gambling has been to a person, how it has arrived and is pursued – as a past-time or a challenge, casually or regularly, self-discovered or inducted, as an early starter or a late-comer, openly or secretly, in solvency or in-debt, family-sensitive or irresponsible - girded by precarious financial condition, its steely grip produces tremendous psychological and emotional
According to current professional assessment, HSD/IDO/SA is not a disease but an impulse control disorder. It is taking a normal, adult inclination into directions, places, times, people, and processes that are far from normal. Sexual Addiction is very secretively pursued and is quite destructive to one’s social status, health, relationships, legal standing, spiritual and ethical moorings, and sometimes even to one’s income earning capacity and assets
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“Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.”
“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.”
“We are only as blind as we want to be.”
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
“The time is always right to do what is right.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
O God, I realize Your presence having been blind before Failing none, to every supplicant You lend Your blessed ear I am turning to You now even if I cared not to do so before With hope and prayer, inside Your high walls I take refuge Afford me clemency, security, and in all my affairs, reliability! Amen
Below, some punch lines hustle and little poems create Easy and handy, like prayers be, for earthly use To dust off and see each day through royally Good luck, fair weather and Godspeed!
O God, Save me from the excessiveness, indignity and hindrance created by “the piece of flesh between the jaws and the piece of flesh between the legs”! Amen
Religiosity appears winded, narrow to some Just like a river, for one given to compare But the river eventually meets up with the sea Imagine with proper religiosity where one could be!
Who hasn’t seen it, can anyone anywhere deny it A storm as it gathers, as it bears down and batters Yet at the end, it must wither and completely disappear? So, surely as the pesky storm, my future is clear with fair weather!