Recovery Month – Day 5 – Signs

If you are wondering if you have an addiction probably have an addiction problem.

— Jay Meyer —

September is National Recovery Month. Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Association (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.

For the next 30 days, I will be sharing short excerpts from my latest book–Victory Over Opiates, which is available on Amazon (click here to order).

The following is from Victory Over Opiates:“Lesson 2 – Taking Action.”

Here are a few signs a problem may exist:

1.   You do something addictive to escape life, and no matter how many times you say you are going to stop, you can’t.

2.   Most of your thoughts become fixated on the next fix.

3.   You are doing things that are counter to who you are and what you stand for.

4.   You are facing the consequences of your actions.

5.   You no longer know the difference between truth and reality. You bend and warp each of them on an ongoing basis.

How do you stop? It’s simple, but not easy.

I stopped every day, but the “stop” ended every day when I picked up right where I left off. Addicts and alcoholics are notorious for making promises to stop. Staying stopped …that’s the problem.

PLEASE pass this blog on to anyone who may benefit.

All royalties I receive from the sale of Victory Over Opiates (click here to order), will be donated to The Joshua Recovery Ministries, a Dayton, Ohio, non-profit dedicated to getting recovery addicts back into the mainstream of life.


1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 

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