Welcome to the Neighborhood News
Our contributor Russ Beck has sent this article to us. Russ Beck is a licensed, professional counselor with a Master's degree from the University of Wyoming. He also blogs at “On the Couch … by Russ Beck.” In this article “Am I Addicted to My Addictions?”, he tells us what an addiction is and how it is treated. However, as of late, something has changed. He says: “It seems there is no end to the number or types of addictions.” Are we trying to blame our behaviors on our actions, rather than recognize our own problems or are we just shirking responsibility all together? You be the judge.
Paul, from “A Latter-day Voice” talks to us about twelve step programs in “One Day at a Time.” He says: “Twelve step programs like AA use the phrase "One Day at a Time" to remind their participants that change comes in small bits. Contrast that to our gospel perspective. So much of what we do in the church has a very long time horizon. "Eternity is a long time," my old stake president used to say. And yet, I think we have something to learn from One Day at a Time.”