Chris, you are helping to confirm my response to Maestro on the differences in treatment as no two treatments are the same. Some are really good, some are really terrible, and there are many in between.
From your post here, it sounds like you got dealt a decent hand in the treatment department as your new beliefs seem to coincide with many of the things I learned in my effective treatment program.
I admit, I still have struggles with some of the things directly taught, but in my treatment program, we were taught more than one way to practice abstinence. If one is hard to follow, use another.
It seems like you have the right mindset going forward and will likely join the 94.7% of us who never re-offend.