We are told that “we didn’t cause it, we can’t cure it, and we can’t control it.” The 3 C’s capture our powerlessness. What does this mean for us, what does it mean for the ones we love who are caught in this disease?
- What are “the 3 C’s”?
- We didn’t cause our loved one’s alcoholism or addiction.
- We can’t cure it.
- We can’t control it.
- When did you first hear about them?
- What did you think then?
- How did you feel?
- Why are they important?
- How do they express our powerlessness over alcohol?
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Music from the show
I feel that these songs capture or illuminate some aspects of the 3 C’s. I talked a little about the first 3 in this episode. The last two are for you to find your own meaning in.
Ashley Wells – Powerless
The Corrs – What Can I Do?
Alanis Morisette – Precious Illusions
Aimee Mann – Wise Up
Lindsay McCaul – Let Go
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