COMPULSION

Definition of Compulsion:
an irresistible urge to behave in a certain way.
Synonyms of Compulsion:
urge, impulse, need, desire, longing, obsession, fixation, addiction; temptation, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.
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Reputation is what people think of us.
Character is what God knows about us.

Compulsion is loss of control/power/harmony and continuation of the behavior despite the consequences. –Anon

Inertia is a powerful force.
So is compulsive behavior. –Anon

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His craving for alcohol was the equivalent on a low level of the spiritual thirst of our being for wholeness, expressed in medieval language: the union with God. –Carl Jung | More…

Often called a “compulsive illness,” alcoholism is still a baffling mystery to most people.
We still may be trying to convince ourselves that we can take a drink safely, and this delusion is another way the compulsion works. All we have to understand is that a single drink leads to our destruction. –Walk In  Dry Places | More…

Compulsive behavior is characterized by the need to be better than, sooner than, bigger then, more than. This creates pressure which creates stress, which for us creates danger!That is why we take the slogan ‘Easy Does It,’ seriously. –Hour to Hour | More…

When I am compulsive about something, I “have to” have it or see that it is done. I cannot adjust the world to me; I can adjust myself to what is, to reality. –Food For Thought | More…

In dealing with compulsive issues, we tend to lose ourselves to the darkness of low self-esteem and self-criticism. In working through the program, we learn to surrender and to accept the things we cannot change. We realize that we can choose how to react to the things around us. –One Day At A Time | More…

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