Need Help Understading, Managing and Recovering From Your Addiction
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Most people, at some point in their lives, for various reasons known to them and maybe a few others have used alcohol as a coping mechanism and probably even been addicted to it. Reasons can range from being a victim of abuse, having a really bad day at work to heart break, and open goes the bottle and a couple of drinks to help some “forget” about their pain.
But should alcohol be your source for coping with problems, surely not. Well, what then does one do when alcohol addiction is their only way of coping with feelings and emotions? If you’re reaching for that bottle of wine or opening a can of beer every night because you can’t find any other way to manage your day to day stresses, and maybe even as you are reading this you are in the process of drowning your fears and stresses by consuming alcohol.
I am here to tell you that TIME IS UP. Yes, there is a new way to manage your problems, thoughts and emotions and also a way to full recovery and His name is Jesus.
Matthew 11:28-30 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 Come to Me, all you who laboor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
While you trust and seek Gods face in your quest to recover, there are also other support mechanisms such as rehabilitation; where you can access recovery programmes, prevention techniques, medical detox and support from a safe and nurturing environment which is essential in recovery.
Did you know that ethanol, or alcohol, is the most common abuse substance for people in recovery, as reported by a 2017 survey from Recovery Brands. However, do not despair because help is at hand and there are many treatments options to aid your recovery and the greatest help in that time is Jesus.
Here listed below are little keys to help you on your journey to recovery.
1: If not for your health, start to think about the amount of money you will save by cutting out alcohol and getting to full recovery.
2: Every time you drink, write down why you did it. Just write down the honest reason why and read it back.
3: Find something to occupy you and in the process satisfy the need behind your desire to drink and watch how it will help you recover.
- If you’re lonely, call a friend.
- If you’re hungry, cook.
- If you’re bored, read your bible or even a book.
- If you’re restless, leave the house.
Remember, Alcohol abuse and, ultimately, alcohol addiction does not discriminate. Its effects are felt on a global scale, with all ages and social groups vulnerable to its damaging influence. The road to recovery starts with the alteration of existing behaviours, but it’s important to recognise that the necessary changes will not be easy.
I’m a christian and I’m proud
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