Well. This is a first for me. A new field with great joys and troubles is upon me. I find myself quite happy and confident to jion this form in the area of drug abuse\recovery. I have been using Gestalt Theory in practice with the 12 Steps of recovery for 16 years now. I have been practising as a gestaltist in residential treatment centers and drop-in program centers for about 12 years now. I am the director of a small center in my little town of 40,000.
I am a drug addict myself, clean since july 1991. I agree completely that any statement I make concerning my undying love for blissful drug induced trips is very authentic. However, that love is seperate from the altogether "new self" that clean and sober living has brought me today.
What I mean is this...the statement above when I was actually using was a statement of truth about the truth of being blissful...now that I no longer indulge in drug/alcohol use, the statement now, today, and for the past 16 years, is more a statement of the truth about a lie I once took for the truth.
Am I making myself clear? Although, I still agree with the original statement of loving drugs, I now see that the truth of the statement is a lie...and therefore I am set free of the problems associated with the addiction.
I hope this is not old news to you fine people. I welcome comments and would LOVE to explain some deeper understandings of alchol/drug recovery/therapy truths and lies.
This is my first time in such a forum. It is always easier to have these discussions face to face.
Sorry about spelling and sentance structure, but I still always got an "A" in english class. Failed typing obviously.
How do you end these things?!