Recovery Month – Day 9 – Illusion

The short-term pain of accepting the truth is better than the long-term pain of believing an illusion.

— 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 excerpts from my latest book–Victory Over Opiates, which is available on Amazon (click here).

All proceeds from the sale of Victory Over Opiates will be donated to The Joshua Recovery Ministries, a Dayton, Ohio, non-profit dedicated to getting recovery addicts back into the mainstream of life.

The following is from Lesson 11 in Victory Over Opiates:

Up to this point in my process of trying to get help for my addiction disorder, I had taken a couple of huge action steps; connecting with a psychologist, and meeting with an addiction disorder expert. Both steps were to no avail because neither created the answer I wanted to hear.

On the ride home from meeting with Bob #2, I didn’t say a word. I was very angry, confused, and blown away at the fact that I was spending a lot of time trying to figure out how to escape the prison cell I had built.

Normal dads in their late twenties should be focused on their spouse and their kids, but I was obsessed with proving I could beat my addiction on my own.

Proverbs 14:18, “Foolish dreamers live in a world of illusion, wise realists plant their feet firmly on the ground.” (The Message)



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