Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, Chapter 1

Our beliefs and theology affect us, but we are often unaware of many of our own beliefs that float around in our hearts. Other people can help us discover some of those beliefs; sometimes our unconscious beliefs are fairly obvious to others but hidden from ourselves.

Welch takes issue with AA and the disease model of addiction.

Addicts are worshippers who are devoted to something (pp. 11-12) They are in bondage, out-of-control. People can be addicted to a great many things, but a uniting factor seems to be a quick (seconds or minutes vs. days) physical response that makes one feel better.

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