12 Step Recovery for MD

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12 Step Recovery for MD

This is a group for people interested in applying the 12 steps to their compulsive fantasizing.  I am hoping there are a few of you out there . . . 

Members: 39
Latest Activity: Apr 21

Here are the steps as I would adapt them for MD: 

1. We admitted we were powerless over compulsive fantasizing and our lives had become unmanageable. 

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to  God, as we understood God .  

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

5. Admitted to God, ourselves, and another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

6. Became entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character

7. Humbly asked God to remove our shortcommings

8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and  became willing to make ammends to them. 

9. Made direct ammeds to such people, wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.  

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. 

11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood God, praying only of knowledge of God's will for us and the power to carry that out.  

12. Having had a spiritual awakening, as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to other compulsive fantasizees and to practice these principles in all our affairs.  

Discussion Forum

I don't think this works at all .

Started by alexander Nov 28, 2021. 0 Replies

I have personally tried this method , it does not work ! You will need immense will power to pray with concentration and that's exactly what maladaptive daydreaming is all about , its an addiction where you lose your control over your body and mind , then how do you expect people to pray and get rid of it . We need more of a realistic treatment that would work .

I don't think this works at all .

Started by alexander Nov 28, 2021. 0 Replies

I have personally tried this method , it does not work ! You will need immense will power to pray with concentration and that's exactly what maladaptive daydreaming is all about , its an addiction where you lose your control over your body and mind , then how do you expect people to pray and get rid of it . We need more of a realistic treatment that would work .

I don't think this works at all .

Started by alexander Nov 28, 2021. 0 Replies

I have personally tried this method , it does not work ! You will need immense will power to pray with concentration and that's exactly what maladaptive daydreaming is all about , its an addiction where you lose your control over your body and mind , then how do you expect people to pray and get rid of it . We need more of a realistic treatment that would work .

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Comment by Dreamer on July 30, 2013 at 1:49am

I am a member of a 12 meeting for sex addiction and the greatest help I receive  from the group is the alleviation of shame, guilt and embarrassment attached to this affliction. A 12 step meeting for MDD would be good but I doubt there are enough sufferers (or enough people aware that they are sufferers) in any locality to justify one.

Comment by beinpresence on May 6, 2013 at 8:01pm

I am a member of Overeaters Annonymous.  I just went back to a meeting after about 5 years of denial.  I have been both a compulsive overeater and a  compulsive daydreamer all of my life. I believe the two are linked. I recently looked back on my life to see that addiction runs in the family, but it wasnt spoke about.   how wonderful it would be if we had a 12 step meeting that actually met in person for Compulsive daydreaming. We could call it CDA.  Last night it was very empowering to meet other OA members after years of isolation and silence. how I would love to meet other compulsive daydreamers for hraling through our shared suffering.

This is actually quite damaging to my life. The Compulsive daydreaming interferes with my ability to make a living.

Comment by Nomad on May 27, 2012 at 12:40pm

I attended a workshop about facebook yesterday, and the speakers discouraged its use for recovery-related stuff. I guess all the overlapping notifications tend to inadvertently compromise people's privacy. I don't know much about it because I'm not on facebook.

Your plan to stick with f2f step-work and report appropriate highlights sounds good to me, at least for now. Perhaps our approach will evolve over time.  

Comment by Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 12:54am

Your plan sounds good to me.

I do have one concern: I've worked the steps before but never on the Internet. Although I've spilled my guts on Wild Minds a couple of times, it's a public forum, which I don't consider ideal for step-work. If we were talking about any other issue, I wouldn't even consider working the steps with people I haven't met and can't see. Nevertheless, I know this is the only way to work with other compulsive fantasizers, so I'm keeping an open mind. My f2f 12-step friends are supportive, but they don't understand this particular compulsion.

Have either of you worked the steps with an online community before? If so, how did that work? 

Comment by Nomad on May 17, 2012 at 1:28pm

Thanks for starting this group!

 

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