Confronting Addiction

Confronting your addiction, or helping some one to confront theirs can be the start of the road to freedom but also the road to pain. It is so easy to continue with your 'drug taking'. When we try to deal with it we realise the hold it has over us. Sadly some people have died trying this. Some have given up or slipped into depression resigning themselves to being a prisoner to their drug. But this is no reason not to confront the addiction, and for some, it has resulted in going on to live meaning and purposeful lives. Some people on the other hand have accepted the 'Anonymous' groups' label once a .......always a..........and have learnt to live with their addiction trying to control it like a caged bird. For many of us it is a lifelong struggle. You might be like the apostle Paul in the Bible, in 2 Corinthians 12, who had to admit that this was part of him and God was able to use it to keep him humble. Which category do you fall into? You will never know until you try. I know some of the most unlikely people to have confronted and dealt with their addictions but sadly also visa versa.
Some people find the following prayer to be a comfort:

God Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.

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