FreeFrom #AlcoholDrugAddiction

RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE with FAITH & HOPE & LOVE

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Recovery is possible when you let go of yourself…your fear, your anger, your emotional pain, your childhood trauma, your anxiety, your stress, your depression, your guilt, your shame, your drug of choice..your running away from your problems… and when you choose to hold onto God. To see yourself as radically loved, His Beloved. When you choose to open yourself up to LOVE, His perfect love that casts out all fear. And when you start to feel the first stirrings of HOPE in your heart…that Recovery is Possible. That He will make a way.

Yes, it is a Process. Yes, you will have to face some things in your past, in your heart, some people in your life. You will have to be BRAVE.

“Only be strong and very courageous, that you may do what I commanded you, to walk in His Ways (paraphrase). Turn not from it to the right or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book (the Word of God, The Bible…paraphrase) shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:7-9

“Be strong,courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail your or forsake you.” – Deut. 31:6

There is a Way… to walk in His Ways. Jesus is your Life-Light, He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

CONTENT

1. Signs of Drug Abuse and Addiction

2. Things you can be addicted to

3. Facing Denial

4. Bad habit or Addiction

5. Info on different Drugs

6. I need help

7. Treatment and Recovery

8. Relapse and Recovery

9. Tips for Family and Friends

10. Allow God to renew your Mind

11. The 12 Steps of Recovery

12. Reach out now…ask for help

 

1.  SIGNS OF DRUG ABUSE AND ADDICTION:
     HOW CAN I KNOW IF I OR A LOVED ONE IS AN ADDICT?

2.  THINGS YOU CAN BE ADDICTED TO

3. FACING DENIAL

4.  BAD HABIT OR ADDICTION
WHAT IS ADDICTION: THE PROCESS OF ADDICTION & THE SCIENCE OF DRUG ABUSE

5.  INFO ON DIFFERENT DRUGS:

WHAT THE ADDICTION LOOKS LIKE: AFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE

Alcohol, Over-the-counter-medication (OTC), Prescription Medication, Illegal Drugs etc. Anything that is mood-altering and addictive (increased tolerance, you need more to create the same effect, e.g. painkillers) can be dangerous.

6. I NEED HELP

7. TREATMENT AND RECOVERY

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF ADDICTION

8. RELAPSE AND RECOVERY:

STAYING CLEAN & SOBER: ONE DAY AT A TIME:

Do not be discouraged…for most recovering addicts relapse is part of the healing process…do not give up!

9. TIPS FOR FAMILY AND LOVED ONES:
HOW TO HELP:

 

10. ALLOW GOD TO RENEW YOUR MIND:
LETTING GO OF FEAR…HOLDING ON TO FAITH

11. A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: A HEALING PATHWAY
THE 12 STEPS OF RECOVERY

12. REACH OUT NOW….ASK FOR HELP

See DeLight Distance Art Counseling that is based on the 12 Steps of Recovery.

If I cannot help you, I will do my utmost to put you in contact with someone who can. That will depend on what type of therapy will be most effective, e.g. Distance Art Counseling, Out-Patient Treatment or In-Patient Treatment (Rehabilitation Center). This will depend on the Type of Drug that you are addicted to, if you will need medical care and Detox, and your history of addiction and Treatment.

Never stop trying…everyday is a Second Chance 🙂

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