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  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Substance Abuse & Addictions / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:194
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098366391

More Than Recovery


by F. Todd Robinson

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Addiction is by design and not disease. We were all created to be addicted. Our problem is we become addicted to the toxic and corrupt things of this world and not the things our Designer created us to be addicted to. Years of corrupt information fed to us by the world causes our brains to form negative addictive pathways that drive us back to the same negative habit patterns over and over again. These patterns make it hard for us to overcome our struggles. God's Word provides us new information. Better information. Truths that help us form better ways of thinking and new addictions that bring success and not failure.
Everyone is vulnerable to addiction because we are designed to be addicted. God designed the brain for addiction. God designed us for passion and consumption. The challenge to us is that we live in a fallen world that feeds our minds negative and toxic information all day. We never break from the world's flow of information that feeds our minds and forms our brains. Wrong and toxic information and thinking leads to improper passions and negative addictions. God did not intend for these to dominate our thinking. He intended for His Word and His ways to dominate. Therefore, our minds must be overcome and renewed by right and prosperous thinking that leads to positive passions and addictions. When our passions change, our life changes, and God can propel us forward to the greatest plans He has for our lives. This process is a fight. It is not easy. Quitting and failure are easy. Success is hard. You must fight to catch and cast down the thoughts and attitudes that have led to failure and disappointment time after time. The principles and truths in this book are designed to help you establish a daily process that can move you from failure to success—if you are ready to fight.
About the author
Todd Robinson is the Executive Director of Next Step Recovery Ministries and Chief Executive Officer of the Macon Reentry Coalition in Macon, Georgia. These organizations lead middle Georgia's community efforts to reduce substance abuse and accompanying criminal activity while working to make middle Georgia neighborhoods safer for everyone. Todd served as the Co-Chairman for Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's Office of Transition, Support, and Reentry. He often sits on expert panels concerning addiction recovery, prison reform and reentry, and speaks at federal, state, and local events. Todd has been named Contributor of the Year for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, received the Red Cross Home Town Hero Award, and other national awards for addiction recovery. Todd is a certified leadership coach, speaker, and trainer and enjoys speaking at leadership, team building, and fundraiser events. He also holds an Addiction Specialist certification from Stanford University. Todd was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1988 and is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with over 3,000 flying hours in various combat aircraft. He is a highly decorated veteran of Operations DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM and multiple other global military operations. Todd earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Virginia Military Institute. He also holds a Masters of Aerospace Management Degree, a Masters of Bible Degree, a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counseling, and is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College. Todd and Cecilia have been married for 30 years and have three children, Kendall, Andrew, and Mary. They live in Macon, Georgia, sixty miles south of Atlanta.