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Connections between addiction recovery and the Book of Mormon

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  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Aug. 16, 2012 2:39 p.m.

    I read once (Scientific American or Psychology today) that the part of the brain that deals w/ "addictions" does not differentiate between Religion, football, Curry, or drugs.

  • JRJ Pocatello, ID
    Aug. 16, 2012 9:54 p.m.

    But did your reading reveal anything about being touched by the holy spirit? It is there that the difference becomes evident.

  • Doug LeCheminant Duluth, GA
    Aug. 17, 2012 10:49 a.m.

    JRJ, yes, my readings did indeed reveal much about being touched by the spirit and by the role of the Atonement in the recovery process. I like the wording of Step 12 in the LDS version of the 12 Steps: "Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, share this message with others and practice these principles in all you do."