Rationalization - Recovered 1048
Release Date: 12/17/2019
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How often have you sworn off your drug of choice only to pick it up moments or hours later with a new found explanation for doing so? How often have you convinced yourself that your actions were right, even justified, when you knew deep inside that they weren’t? How often have you battled back and forth in your brain between what you should and shouldn’t do until you finally find the excuse that would let you give in?
Tonight, we talk about rationalization.
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The addict who is honest will admit that he knows the rationalization game well. Though we saw alcohol was bringing us down, though we suspected we drank more than we should, though we knew we could not stop once we started, we found the reasons, excuses, explanations, and the justifications we needed to rationalize our behavior. In doing so, we slide further down the slippery slope of addiction. As the craving for alcohol and the desire to rationalize a slip wears off, we will start to see the other areas of life in which we tend to employ rationalization for our current selfish behaviors.
How did you rationalize your behavior before program?
Did anybody believe you?
Did you believe you?
Did you ever rationalize avoiding sobriety?
How did you get over justifying your behavior?
What did you rationalize early in program?
Was it dangerous to your sobriety?
Did you ever tell yourself:
I don’t have a problem.
I am still in control.
I deserve this after the day I’ve had.
Do you use rationalization to justify your behavior today? Why?
What character defect is at the heart of rationalization for you?
What do you rationalize today?
Why do you convince yourself that bad is good?
Do you ever convince yourself that good is bad? Why?
What is the opposite of rationalization for you?
How does rigorous honesty help?
Why do we rationalize?
What part of the program helps?
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