Why is it that whenever somebody is trying to get off drugs, they are told they have to "accept Christ" to quit?

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One term : Middle Age Burnout. Simply said it's why you see the switch from aging rock stars. They've had all their drugs, had all their sex, and now it's not fun anymore. It's draining, it's work, and it's no longer exciting to do those things anymore. They've been to the troughs and had their fill of it all. After a while and all the money there is just no place else to who is eager to take in famous people with name recognition? Christians are always on the look out for converts. It's a business really no different than the rock industry really. You start looking for fresh new talent. They are just simply looking for another way to market their faith to an already hooked and established audience. Korn brings in potentially more followers. End of story.
First Head, now Fieldy... at least Jon put down the drink but didn't pick up a rosary.
AA/NA etc. work in the same way. The 12 steps are very similar to religious indoctrination and affirmation. First you have to believe that you are not in control, and the only way to salvation is through God (Step 1 and 2). Then you must surrender your will and life to God (Step 3). Then pick yourself apart and write down every dirty part of who you are (Step 4). The next part is humiliating! Admit to God and another human being the exact natures of your wrongs (as in: a detailed description of the event and your intents and/or feelings)Think about the addict with this one. The things they must've of had to divulge! Talk about breaking someone (Step 5). Prepare, then humbly request God remove your dirtiness (Steps 6 and 7).

and for your own interpretation:

8)Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all
9)Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others

I'm actually ok with those two of course, but on we go...

10)Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it
11)Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood God, praying only for knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out
11)Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs




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