The fullnessWAR is the fullness. It's the program that completes the ever complicating puzzle to managing and conquering addiction. Other programs offer the spiritual step by step model, where sitting in circles are common, and sharing sad stories concerning their addiction disease are even more common. These sad stories are apart of the addicts chemical makeup, causing them to always want someone to feel sorry for them, or for someone to give them a compliment for how many days clean that they might have. "I have sixty-seven days clean" is the type of comments they crave to tell people-so that these people can then tell them how good they are doing, which is something that the addict craves to hear. The addict needs to feel loved more so than that of the everyday person. They crave love because if they can feel loved then they can feel good. Up and down they will go during their days of clarity, going low in their mind but then seeking a lift through self pity, which then leads them to seeking compliments from others. The fullness that WAR offers people is confidence - because it will lead them to having a strong picture of themselves in their mind, which then will lead them to feelings of security. The compliment seeking and self pity will subside and they will now know that they are loved, in which the days of expressing the number of days that they have sober to others will diminish. Not diminish entirely, because counting days, months and years is important, as I myself play that game within my own mind; however, feeling the need to remind everyone on a regular basis will go away as their confidence in their strong self progresses. WAR eventually heals people, helping them to not feel like an addict anymore since its just a progressive lifestyle that is for anyone to enjoy and utilize. The step programs, and the circle programs are all great programs but they are programs that won't allow anyone to move out of feeling like an addict, but they cause people to remain in that type of self pity thinking, never challenging them to move forward and progress. Meeting after meeting they go, and circle after circle they step into, leading a somewhat progressive life of talking and sharing, but nothing that involves acting and doing. Their recovery, in a sense, isn't complete because of them not ever having the ability to not feel like an addict anymore. I do think its important that people are never quick to forget who they are and what their past was with regard to their addiction; but working the WAR lifestyle along with a circle program might complete an addicts recovery, then helping them to move out of the circle program and into a healthy lasting lifestyle; even a lifestyle that isn't constantly reminding them that they are an addict. In WAR, we have a classroom component-but it is far from a meeting. We aren't sharing, but we are discussing a component of the WAR lifestyle, and how we might improve upon living the WAR lifestyle. We might discuss nutrition concepts, weight lifting technique, spiritual work in unison with track and remote experience work, among many others. The point being is that we don't stay wrapped up in our own self pity, but we move forward past that self pity, and onto doing something about who we are, and who we hope to become. A WAR life coach develops the WAR concepts and curriculum as it pertains to the WAR lifestyle, in which he or she then presents that concept in hopes of being persuasive so that the class members might go on and live that concept. WAR is about living a lifestyle that consists of physical, nutritional, and spiritual wellness so that we might progress in character and back into our childhood innocence. The way of our childhood thinking is what we seek in WAR, and in order for us to do this then we must be active in a lifestyle that promotes running, jumping, and playing since running, jumping, and playing are what we did when we were children. When we were children we didn't sit in a group circle and get lost in self pity, but we played in a group, we hung out in a group, and we lived a lifestyle that was healthy with our friends and peers. This is what we are doing in WAR. We are creating a community of players and doers, not sitters and talkers. Now I'm not saying that a group setting is bad, because strength in numbers is a true concept. However, what I am saying is that the self pity game is a lame game to be playing. I know this first hand because I have caught myself playing the self pity game more than once; and all I become during this time is a drain on everyone I'm surrounded by, meaning I drain everyone's energy as I make all of my mind struggles known to them. Don't get this message twisted because I do believe that sharing and talking are both an important part to a persons recovery; but what I don't believe in is the merry go round approach, where round and round an addict goes, rehashing the same life events that make up them being an addict without them ever taking the necessary steps forward to making a true lifestyle change. A lifestyle change is what it takes to kick a poor habit. Without a lifestyle change then no change will take place; and then round and round the merry go round will go, where the same old sad story will continue to resurface. I realize that the majority of the population is going to participate in the circle programs due to them being easy to participate in since they require little to no lifestyle change aside from actually staying clear. And that's all okay, because they do work for those people. However, I'm going after that small sliver of the population who wants to move past the self pity party, and on to not feeling like an addict by living a lifestyle that won't constantly remind them that they once were an addict. The truth is-is that exercising intensely, along with spiritual and nutritional work can do this for us. It can feel the self pity void, making us more pleasant to be around. Now instead of seeking the poor me compliments-we are now seeking self mastery and personal progression through the harmonization of our physical, nutritional, and spiritual selves. Overcoming addiction is a great accomplishment, but whats even more great is when a person gets clear and then progresses into an elite human being, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I'm not promoting that people just get by once they are clear, but I'm promoting living the full abundant life, or the FULLNESS that only WAR can offer.