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).
The following is taken from “Lesson 2 – Taking Action,” in Victory Over Opiates:
There have been people turned off by 12 Step groups, counselors, and religion, but at the end of the day, some combination of these three areas is paramount to recovery.
I know what worked for me and to simplify my recovery process, (which is still going on as I write this book), I created the acronym ACT:
A – I Acknowledge every day that I am an addict in recovery and will remain in recovery if I don’t pick up, use, and act out.
C – I have the best chance of not relapsing when I Connect to a power greater than me as soon as I get up in the morning. I then focus on staying Connected to that power throughout the day.
T – I Take positive action daily to keep my addiction at bay. As an addict or someone affected by addiction, I know my recovery is either growing stronger or weaker based upon my actions.
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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.
Proverbs 18:9, “Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.”