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 15 in Victory Over Opiates:
Once I lost hope, I began isolating. I found myself not wanting to be around those people closest to me. I was at a horrible and very dangerous place in my life.
I wanted to die—because I had to do it My way.
- Addiction is a progressive disease.
- Trading addictions, i.e., drugs for alcohol, doesn’t work.
- If the addict doesn’t take some form of recovery-oriented action, he or she will continue to get worse.
Proverbs 14:23, “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”