A good number of us started an addiction out of curiosity while some us were out on deliberate rebellion. In most cases this path began when we were barely older than children. Later it came to our attention that the drugs just relieved the physical pain by providing the stimulation to cover the painful moods or feelings.
This addiction assisted us to avoid the many problems that we faced. For a very short time we felt relieved from regret, boredom, discouragement, loneliness, worry and fear. But we discovered that controlling this intake was beyond our control. Little did we know that by deceiving ourselves and others we were getting deeper into our addictions?
Here are two key steps in recovering from addiction.
Step 1: Accept the Problem, Seek Help and Attend at Recovery Meetings.
When we involved ourselves to addiction, we deceived ourselves and others, but we could not continue making fool out of ourselves. We had to admit that we had a big problem that had to be sorted out. So we became willing to seek for help and support and we gave that thought a place to grow in our minds. This prepared us for the next step of attending recovery meetings with our own chosen professional counselors.
Once you are able to attend the recovery meetings, it is usually very helpful in that there is study specific gospel principles that when applied appropriately will assist in changing your behavior. These meetings help you to interact with those others who are in similar situation as well as those who have already recovered and are living testimonies. These meetings tend to be very advantageous in that, they strengthen, support and give you hope to move on.
Step 2: Study and Understand yourself.
Guided by your situation, you should be very careful not to back slide in future. For this reason it is important to involve yourself with various activities to help you begin your recovery. These include sports or church activities. In church the leaders will be willing to assist you begin your recovery.
In church there are group of studies that will help in occupying your mind such as reading and interrupting the scriptures ,bible discussions, statements, group discussions, prayer meetings and questions that follow for prayerful personal studies.
Involving yourself with writing is a very powerful recovery tool in that it will help you see and understand issues and will give you time to reflect and focus on your thinking. This gives you a room to forget the behaviors surrounding your addictions.