Surrender, Accept, & Detach (SAD) to Overcome Addictions
- Garbage Rules will prod you to face your self-defeating thinking that’s keeping you addicted.
- Ego will help you to understand and overcome the underlying problem in your addiction.
SAD: Surrender, Accept, & Detach
- The AA program can be summed up in two words: surrender and acceptance.
- The Al-Anon program can be summed up in one word: detachment.
- When you combine all three words you get the acronym SAD.
Sadness is a healthy emotion, unlike depression.
Remember to regularly and persistently practice SAD:
- Surrender all problems to God.
- Accept life and things as they are.
- Detach your self from everything but your self.
- Both the addict and the codependent are attached to the problem of the addict.
- Without attachment to the problem, both can live without the problem.
SAD Tools: Brief Examples
- Surrender is to stop trying.
- Surrender is to stop trying to control, change, or undo something.
- Acceptance is to find peace with life and reality as they are.
- Acceptance is to stop whining, blaming, and damning things for not being the way they should be.
- Detachment is to keep your identity from your ego and self-esteem games.
- Detachment is to keep your identity from thoughts and things and to keep your identity for your self.