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Reddit mentions of Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction

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Found 8 comments on Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction:

u/paulexander · 4 pointsr/Buddhism

Addiction is seen as a situation of a strongly conditioned mind. The repetitive action (karma) feeds into more of the same action. Also, the chasing of sense pleasure as an attempt to remedy the unavoidable and fundamental discomforts of life.

It's wonderful to hear that you have integrated meditation into your recovery. There are a couple of excellent books on the subject, and there are a number of organizations to support the combination of recovery and the practice.

There are two excellent books that I know of (and there are probably more), Refuge Recovery by Noah Levine, and One Breath at a time by Kevin Griffin.

Also, if you are in the US, and you are interested in a community, there are Refuge Recovery groups all over the place, which are based on the first book I listed above. Just look on the site for any groups in your city.

Whatever you choose, I wish you freedom from addiction.

u/robertf999 · 3 pointsr/alcoholicsanonymous

Oh also you might want to check out refuge recovery. It's the 12 steps through the perspective of buddhism!

Book - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0062122843/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522865889&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=refuge+recovery

Community - they have meetings. It's not as big as AA but might be worth checking out

u/foobarbazblarg · 3 pointsr/pornfree

> I don’t want to replace one thing with another.

I don't either - I've done enough of that. We need to face into those things that cause us pain, until they get past us. Weed and porn turn us away from them, distracting us from them.

"Rather than letting impermanence do its job, we block the passing of the pain. We often do this through suppression, avoidance, ignoring, and self-medicating, or by hardening the heart and shutting out life. But when we sober up, the pain is still there waiting to be felt. Some have been successful in suppressing and denying the pain in their lives for long periods of time, but the dam will always burst eventually. And there is nothing more painful than a lifetime of suppressed pain flooding through all at once." -- Noah Levine

u/xdiggertree · 2 pointsr/OpiatesRecovery

You are not doing anything wrong. I am about a year into recovery and went through many different avenues. I tried AA, Smart Recovery, Refuge Recovery and an outpatient program with my health insurance. So, I have gotten a taste of most of them.

Just like in all walks of life, there will be some people that try to bring you down. This is no different at the meetings you will go to. Some people will belittle you for whatever reason. There is 100% nothing wrong with being new. Try to ignore the odd lingo that some of people use, such as, "rehab virgin, normies, etc."

I suggest you also broaden your search and see if you can find any of these resources in your area:

  • Smart Recovery
  • LifeRing
  • Refuge Recovery
  • Out patient program with you health insurance

    I found more success moving between all these resources based on what I was struggling with at the time. I also suggest you pick up a couple books. I found a lot of solace looking towards philosophy. Some books that helped me were:

  • Beyond Addiction
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
  • Refuge Recovery

    With recovery, just stay away from any of the social drama. Listen to the knowledgable people. And, always remember that we are all in a vulnerable place.

    Hope this helps!
u/Montreallow · 1 pointr/cripplingalcoholism

I'm glad you posted.

Yes. The cutting out everyone is hard. I'm the only "problem drinker/alcoholic" in my social group, but every single person/friend I have in my life enjoys a glass of wine after dinner, or a beer or two at a BBQ. I already feel a criplling lonlieness trying to get sober, but to also do it in isolation would be too much. I can't understand cutting contact with say your alcoholic friends if the only thing you do is drink, but that's different.

The one I went to was small, and it was like an ole boys club of men who had all been sober for ages and knew each other for years. so it was a lot of playful insults to each other/inside jokes. I was probably by two decades the youngest person, one of only two women and clean like two days. It was not a fit.

=And yes, I would do exactly the same as you. Enjoy a pint or two with friends, then drink vodka at home alone.

So. What are you plans now. There is also a different recovery program I've been meaning to check out called Refuge that is Buddhist based? (https://www.amazon.ca/Refuge-Recovery-Buddhist-Recovering-Addiction/dp/0062122843). They have meetings in my town and a couple of the folks in my SMART group go and have positive things to say.

u/NumenLikeWater · 1 pointr/Buddhism

The attributed author, Noah Levine, has apparently been disgraced, but the book is still incalculably useful and written by competent writers. I myself have just started reading it.