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The recovery of addiction covers a wide range of problems, many are identified as diseases or disorders. The American Psychiatric Association continually tries to add more and more types of behavior in its small classifications. So what is labeled can change its name in the near future.

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"Major changes proposed in psychiatric diagnosis" are today's news, according to the Associated Press. The industry is trying to change the "labels" of people's problems in a variety of terms. When looking at the list of "disorders", one can find their problem of choice.

But what is really on a label? Do we need to use labels? Certainly, the medical and psychological industries are obliged to use them to obtain clarity about exactly what is a person's problem and also to obtain insurance coverage for the treatment.

I remember when I was in the middle of my addiction. I would go from one support group to another, looking for answers on why I did what I did. I wanted to fit it into a cute little name: a label. Also, in the back of my mind I thought that if I could find out exactly what got me into my problem, then I could get out of my problem.

We believe that the labels will provide us with information and guidance. But they only give us more confusion. Because the criteria for individual labels are so broad, even a "normal" person may have a bad label placed on them. Also, they do not help you overcome your problem.

In fact, this introspective look at ourselves adds another problem to our addiction, a problem sometimes bigger than our addiction, of being so inwardly focused that it is difficult to break that focus in order to love and serve others.

And the labels have negative impacts. Once you have that label, whether you have given that label or a doctor or someone else has given it to you, you stay with it for life. Unless you stand up for yourself.

If you want to defend yourself and get out of recovery and live your dreams, you have to look closely at several things. We are going to use an alcoholic for our example. First, how often do you tell others that you are an alcoholic? How often do you have thoughts that you are an alcoholic and you will never get over it? Even if you have not had a drink in a year, are you still calling yourself an alcoholic?

I really like to get rid of the labels and identify specific behaviors. Part of overcoming your addiction is understanding what keeps you stuck. Remember, the whole goal is to get away from your addiction, stop thinking and talk about your addiction and concentrate on building an incredible future.

You should even stop using the term "I am in recovery". It's a label And "recovery" even has bad connotations. For example, that is a battle for life. You have to attend recovery groups every week to not go back to your addiction. What kind of life is that? Let me ask you something: what other problem in life requires that the person attend a support group for the rest of his life? Lying? Cheating? Couple problems? School problems? Work problems? You have the idea

So, if you stop using labels, will that cure you? No. It is one of the first steps to discover exactly what behavior (or think badly) you are dealing with and what you should face. I have a section of labels in my electronic book "Out of recovery and live your dreams." If you want more information on the immediate steps you can take, you can get my free mp3 of "8 Steps of immediate action to take".

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