YES YOU CAN Win the battle over addiction – Revised and expanded edition

The last 13 years of my life have been an exciting journey of recovery. I have learnt so many lessons along the way that have not only helped me in the journey of recovery, but have also equipped me for life. It really has been an amazing journey of discovering who I really am and what God has created me to do.
As mentioned in my previous blog posts, I started writing my book just over 3 years ago. The book serves as a guide for anyone seeking to get on the road of recovery and deal with any addictions they may have. The book is not only for the person seeking to recover, it is also a source of useful practical information for anyone seeking to help someone who has an addiction problem. The book is filled with my first-hand experiences and personal journey of recovery. My goal is to get the book out there to help as many people as possible who are battling addiction. If you know anyone who is struggling addiction send them a link for these blog posts.

YES YOU CAN has been a work in progress over the past three years. It has recently been reviewed, re-edited and an additional chapter added to make it a complete volume. The updated version is now available in kindle format on Amazon and also available in paper back through Micromega publications.

The Kindle app is available for download on Amazon for FREE for iPhone, iPad, Desk top PC, Laptop, Android tablets and smart phones.

To DOWNLOAD ebook in kindle format click on this link: AMAZON.COM

To ORDER paper back copy click on this link: MICROMEGA PUBLICATIONS then click on BOOKS and search for YES YOU CAN

Paper back copies also available at CRC Ballito church office

For further info email: bdauberman5@gmail.com

Promotional packages are available for bulk orders and for Rehabilitation centres send email for details

NB: Please give book a review on Amazon once you have downloaded and read it. 

YES YOU CAN Winning the battle over addiction

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

FOREWORD

DEDICATION

INTRODUCTION

  1. THE JOURNEY
  2. MAKE A QUALITY DECISION
  3. IDENTITY
  4. ACCOUNTABILITY
  5. KEEP THE SCOREBOARD TICKING
  6. LIFESTYLE REVOLUTION
  7. RENEWING THE MIND
  8. PEOPLE, PLACES, SITUATIONS
  9. ITS PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL
  10. DENIAL
  11. COMPLIANCE vs SURRENDER
  12. REHABILITATION
  13. THE LOCAL CHURCH
  14. FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

 

COVER B + Social media

© 2016 Brennan Dauberman

Make a quality decision

Addiction is a broad subject with many aspects to consider when giving advice on overcoming addiction. However, I do believe what we will discuss in this chapter is the most important step when talking about the subject of recovery. Without this step, nothing else will work.

I was an addict for 15 years, and I have seen and done some really crazy things during that time. The years of drugging and drinking were a serious roller coaster ride for me. There were many times when deep down in my heart I really wanted to quit. I knew that what I was doing was not right and that it was leading me nowhere in life. No matter what I tried I was never able to truly break free from the grip that addiction had over me. I tried many different things to get my life sorted out, and just failed every time. There always seemed to be something missing that would make the difference between success and failure.

During the last 13 years of sobriety I’ve had the opportunity to counsel many people and try help them get on the road to recovery. The one single thing that most people have in common who fail to recover is simply this: they have failed to make a quality decision.

“Making a quality decision” means you are prepared to do whatever it takes to recover, and I mean, whatever it takes!

Making that decision in your heart will determine whether you will truly succeed or not. As I mentioned before, I had tried will-power and outpatient programmes, however there was no real commitment in my decision. I was doing it to please others and I wasn’t really prepared to do whatever it takes. My decision was shallow without commitment, so I just failed every time. Once you make a quality decision it doesn’t mean that the battle is won or that the battle is over, It’s just the beginning. There are many other steps that need to be taken which we will cover in this book, however making a quality decision is the most important step. Without a quality decision nothing else will work, and I really mean, nothing will work!

The quality of life we live today is a sum total of the decisions that we made yesterday. Life is all about choices and we have to make decisions and choices every day. Some choices will affect our immediate responsibilities as we go about our day. Some choices we make will affect our lives long-term and sometimes we will only see the effect of those choices much later on in life. When I made the decision to smoke my first joint with my friends at the age of 13, I had no idea how that decision was going to cost me 15 years of my life. A teenager lives in the here and now and barely sees past a few weeks or even a few months. I had no idea how much pain and trouble that decision was going to cause me in life. Choices we make can affect our lives without us even realizing it.

From the time we wake up in the morning to the time we put our heads down on the pillow, we are making decisions. As soon as the alarm goes off in the morning we have a choice to make, and that first choice, is whether we will hit the snooze button or get out of bed. I am pretty sure we can all relate to that one, and I’m sure we can relate to the time where we made a decision to hit the snooze button and not get out of bed. Your mind says; “Just a few more minutes, then I will get up and get ready.” There may have been times when the alarm went off again and the decision was made to hit the snooze button a second time. “Just another few minutes”, your mind will say. Then you begin to reason in your mind, “I had a late night last night, I’ve been working really hard, a few more minutes won’t hurt, I just have to rest, just a few more minutes.” The next thing you know it’s 45 minutes past your wake up time and, O NO! IM GOING TO BE LATE!

You clamber out of bed and start scrambling for the shower. In the shower, out the shower, and you scramble for your clothes. O NO! My clothes aren’t ironed. You pull out the ironing board and iron as fast as you can, trying your best to iron out all the creases. No time for breakfast, you’re going to be late. You quickly pull on your half ironed clothes. You grab your laptop, shuffle all your reports together that you were working on the night before, and stuff everything into your laptop bag. You grab your jacket and start looking for your car keys because you can’t remember where you put them the night before. You head for the door, step outside, jump into the car, and you are off! Half way to work you realize you have left your cell phone at home and you forgot to turn the iron off! No time to go back because you are going to be late for work! You get to the office and everyone is already calmly heading to the board room for the meeting. Your heart is racing and you are completely flustered. Your confidence levels are low, and you are second guessing whether you have done your reports correctly. You are feeling really agitated and frustrated. The board meeting begins and you realize you left your flash drive at home with your power point report on it. Hello world! The day has just begun! Everything fell apart because of one decision to hit the snooze button!

In recovery there can be no snooze buttons. You have to make a quality decision from the start. You have to decide you will do whatever it takes or don’t even start at all. You must settle it in your mind and heart. It’s all or nothing! In recovery there can be no half measures. Your sobriety needs to become the most important thing in your life. Your future you, is totally depending on you to stay sober.

The Greek word for victory is: nǐːkɛ. We are all very familiar with the sports brand called Nike. The Nike slogan says: JUST DO IT.

In recovery you have to develop a “Just do it” attitude. The stinking thinking that gets addicts into trouble in the first place has to be replaced with: JUST DO IT. This mind shift can be very challenging because you have to let go of control and step into a realm that addicts fear the most. The realm of the unknown and the realm of not being in control. You have to come under authority and allow others to speak into your life, to help you, and give you direction for your recovery.

People with addiction problems generally don’t like being told what to do. Coming under any kind of authority and being given instructions or even being corrected can be very challenging. Addicts are so used to being in control of their own lives, and that’s why they land up in trouble in the first place. You must be willing to listen and take instructions from those who are trying to help you. If an addict tries to recover on their own by doing things their own way, failure is inevitable. The attitude of, “I’m going to do it my way” has to completely die, full stop! The “I will do it my way” attitude will only lead to another relapse and more problems.

Once you’ve made a quality decision, you must realize that there will also come a time when your decision will be tested. If the decision to recover is half hearted and double minded, when the temptation comes a relapse will occur. When I made a decision to get my life sorted out, it was my own decision, nobody made the decision for me. I said to myself; “If I’m going to do this, I’m going all out or I’m not going to do it at all”. I decided that whatever the counsellors in the rehab tell me to do I’m just going to do it. No matter how difficult or challenging it may seem, I will JUST DO IT!

There are many steps that a person needs to take to see permanent change on the road of recovery. The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. The step that makes all the difference is always the first step. In recovery the first and most important step is “Making a quality decision”

When you make a quality decision, heaven will back you up. When you make a quality decision, God’s grace will enable you to resist temptation and give you the ability to keep making the decision to stay sober each time temptation comes. Your best life is just one quality decision away! Just go ahead and make the decision!

JUST DO IT!

Deuteronomy 30:19 (NKJV)

19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live;

James 1:6-9 (AMP)

6 But he must ask [for wisdom] in faith, without doubting [God’s willingness to help], for the one who doubts is like a billowing surge of the sea that is blown about and tossed by the wind. 7 For such a person ought not to think or expect that he will receive anything [at all] from the Lord, 8 being a double-minded man, unstable and restless in all his ways [in everything he thinks, feels, or decides].

Addiction has become an epidemic in our society that is destroying the lives of people around the world at a rapidly increasing rate. When families have a loved one or even a friend who has been drawn into the world of drugs and alcohol addiction, or addiction of any kind, they are faced with the same challenging questions: is there a way out? Can a person truly break free from the bondage of addiction? The answer is YES YOU CAN! Addiction of any kind can be beaten. There is hope and there is a way. The journey of recovery is a process of rebuilding every aspect of an individual’s life. It’s the exciting journey of discovering who you really are and who God created you to be. No matter how bad the situation, God has a plan to restore and redeem the life of an addict. Your best life is just one decision away!

Brennan was addicted to drugs and alcohol for 15 years before he gave his life to Christ. He has overcome drug and alcohol addiction and has been sober for the past 13 years. This book is a practical guide of his first-hand experience and his personal journey in overcoming addiction. May God bless you and empower you to overcome as you read this book!

My last encouragement on this page is to never give up on a person who is battling addiction. People can recover and there is a way to help them. With the right advice and the right plan anything in this life can be accomplished. Never ever give up!

If you have any questions, please feel free to post comments. I am more than willing to give advice and assist where I can.

YES YOU CAN has been a work in progress over the past three years. It has recently been reviewed, re-edited and an additional chapter added to make it a complete volume. The updated version is now available in kindle format on Amazon and also available in paper back through Micromega publications.

The Kindle app is available for download on Amazon for FREE for iPhone, iPad, Desk top PC, Laptop, Android tablets and smart phones.

To DOWNLOAD ebook in kindle format click on this link: AMAZON.COM

To ORDER paper back copy click on this link: MICROMEGA PUBLICATIONS then click on BOOKS and search for YES YOU CAN

Paper back copies also available at CRC Ballito church office

For further info email: bdauberman5@gmail.com

Promotional packages are available for bulk orders and for Rehabilitation centres send email for details

NB: Please give book a review on Amazon once you have downloaded and read it.

YES YOU CAN Win the battle over addiction

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

FOREWORD

DEDICATION

INTRODUCTION

  1. THE JOURNEY
  2. MAKE A QUALITY DECISION
  3. IDENTITY
  4. ACCOUNTABILITY
  5. KEEP THE SCOREBOARD TICKING
  6. LIFESTYLE REVOLUTION
  7. RENEWING THE MIND
  8. PEOPLE, PLACES, SITUATIONS
  9. ITS PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL
  10. DENIAL
  11. COMPLIANCE vs SURRENDER
  12. REHABILITATION
  13. THE LOCAL CHURCH
  14. FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

COVER B + Social media

© 2016 Brennan Dauberman

 

The journey

The very first time I experimented with alcohol I was 13 years old. One weekend my 16-year-old cousin and I decided to have a party and we purchased a case of beer quarts. We didn’t even get past the first beer before becoming totally drunk and passing out. I remember waking up the next day in my bed in a pool of my own puke. Alcohol was a common thing in my home. There was always a braai or a party at our house over weekends. Alcohol and partying became quite the norm for me growing up as a young boy.

I grew up a very insecure boy with no real father figure in my life. At school I was always trying to fit in and be accepted. My first introduction to smoking marijuana was during my first year at high school. I started high school a straight A student. During my matric year, I had dropped to standard grade for all my subjects. By the end of my matric year I barely passed the year and failed one subject. Partying with my friends was all I was interested in doing.  When I matriculated, I went to College to try and further my education and was expelled from the College a few months later. My Mom didn’t really know what to do anymore as things had spiraled out of control. I was partying, drinking and drugging with no sense of responsibility. My Mom eventually sent me to live with my Dad, in the hopes that it would bring some change to my life and help me get my life straightened out. I moved from Durban to Johannesburg, but the party just continued and nothing really changed. A few months later my Dad enrolled me in the military with the hopes that it would give me some direction for my life. The two years I spent in the military did me the world of good. It instilled in me a sense of responsibility, discipline and a good work ethic. I was in a controlled environment and didn’t really have a choice but to focus and apply myself to the training. I decided to get married shortly after I finished military service, however old habits started to creep back into my life style. I started drinking and smoking marijuana again and after three years my marriage ended in divorce. At this point I packed up my bags and moved back to Durban with the hopes of getting away from the party scene. Moving back to Durban wasn’t the answer as things continued to spiral out of control. I was back in my home town and the partying, drinking and smoking marijuana just continued. As time went on I started using harder drugs like ecstasy, cocaine, crack cocaine, mandrax, LSD and magic mushrooms. The evenings always started with a few drinks and a couple of joints and always progressed to taking harder drugs. At this point things really began to take a rapid downward dive. I eventually lost my job and turned to selling drugs to support myself and pay the rent. Being a drug dealer just fueled my addiction even more. The money I was making on the drugs just went straight into supporting my drug habit. Life for me became all about going from one drugging session to the next. It literally consumed my life. Taking drugs was all I used to think about. I was always focusing on how I was going to get the cash to buy the next big score. The drug that really took me down before I went to rehab was crack cocaine. I would leave work go straight to the dealer, pick up a few crack pieces, go home, smoke it up, go to work the next day and the process would be repeated. Each day was pretty much the same as the one before, wake up, go to work, go to the dealer, go home and drug it up. Each day just rolled into the next. This pattern in my life had been going on for years. I had lost all sense of responsibility, reality, purpose and self-worth. I had lost my identity and no longer knew who I was.

Over the years I tried many ways to quit drugs and alcohol. I tried will-power, I tried going cold turkey, and I even tried outpatient programmes. On an outpatient programme I would have to report to the clinic every day for a urine test and collect medication that would help me come off the drugs. The trips to the clinic were short-lived because the weekend would come around, and that meant a braai at a friend’s place or a few drinks at the local pub. After a couple of drinks it was straight to the dealer and a drugging session would begin. Going to the clinic every Monday and testing positive for drugs each time was quite challenging so I just stopped going to save myself the embarrassment. The drugs and alcohol had such a firm grip on my life and I couldn’t break free from using. Deep down inside I really wanted to change. I wanted a life free from the bondage that I was in, I just didn’t know how to break the addiction and be permanently free.  At the age of 28 I realized that I had absolutely nothing to show for my life. 15 years had passed me by as one big blur of parties and hangovers. I booked myself into rehab and was determined to try and get my life on track. At this point I had made a quality decision that I wanted to change. Booking into rehab was the first step of many steps needed to recover. The first rehab I went to I spent 21 days there. Things were looking really good for me. I was sober for 21 days and I honestly thought I was going to make it. The big test came when I left the rehab and went home. Needless to say within a few weeks I relapsed and was right back where I started. I booked myself into a second rehab with great hopes of recovery. This time I was in the rehab for 28 days, and again things were going really well. When I left the rehab and went home, things still seemed to go well for a few weeks, however that cunning addiction caught up with me and I relapsed again even worse than the first time. At this point my back was against the wall and I didn’t know what to do. I had tried everything. I had tried going cold turkey, tried using my own will-power, tried outpatient programmes, and been in and out of two rehab centers, yet nothing was able to help me permanently break free from the addiction that had such a firm grip on my life.

During the time spent in the rehab centers and also attending AA meetings, I had heard about putting your trust in a higher power. Religion and God had always been “A way out there” thing for me. I thought that there was maybe a God out there somewhere but was not fully convinced that God was real or that He even existed. Whilst in rehab I started asking questions about God as I had really run out of options. In my mind I started saying, “Well if God really does exist then maybe He can help me with my addiction problem.” The second relapse was really the major turning point in my life as it had led me to a point of desperation. Shortly after checking out of rehab for the second time, a friend of mine invited me to CRC Durban and I started attending church services there just before the second relapse. During an evening service when Pastor Glenn gave the altar call, my friend and I, both gave our hearts to Jesus that night. The very next week I relapsed. I went to the dealer and picked up R1500 worth of crack cocaine and smoked it up on my own. I came home late that afternoon after my relapse drugging session and remember sitting on the side of my bed, feeling guilty, confused, depressed, and full of regret with no hope. I had no more answers and had no idea of how I was going to recover or get free. I was right back where I had started. A few weeks before I was given a Bible by a friend of my Mom. I picked it up and opened it to try and read it and find some answers and solace in the midst of the challenging situation I was facing. As I paged through it in my drugged-up state I came across Psalm 51. I began reading the Psalm for the very first time and realized that the writer of the Psalm was crying out to God in repentance for his sin. In my desperation, I cried out to God and prayed the Psalm 51 prayer of repentance. Once I had prayed the prayer, I remember saying out loud; “God I don’t really know if you are real, but I’m in a really bad place right now, I’m in a seriously desperate situation, if you are real and all powerful like the Bible says You are, then You are the only One that can help me, so please help me! At that moment, I felt a presence come over me like I had never felt in my life before. The presence was so strong and real it was almost tangible, and it filled the whole room. I felt the burden and yoke of bondage being removed from my life; it was like something broke over my body from my head to my feet. At that point, I knew for sure I had just had a God encounter and something supernatural had just happened! I sobered up in an instant! A peace that I can’t describe came upon me and I went to bed that night feeling like a huge weight and burden had been lifted off my life. The next morning when I woke up, the physical cravings were all gone, the mental obsession for drugs was completely gone, and my mind was completely clear. Something had radically changed on the inside of me. I am so excited to testify today, that from that day until today, I have been sober and free from drugs and alcohol for 13 years. What I had been trying to do on my own for many years, God did for me in one moment. I give Jesus all the honour, praise and glory for His grace and saving power. The presence of God is the bondage-breaking, yoke-destroying power. One touch from God can change a human life forever!

Isaiah 10:27 (NKJV)

It shall come to pass in that day
That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder,
And his yoke from your neck,
And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.

If you are struggling with an addiction or know someone who is struggling, take heart, there is hope, and there is a way! Jesus is the answer to the heart’s cry of man! Addiction can be beaten!

My prayer is that people who are struggling with addictions would come to know the Lord Jesus as I have. I pray that He would break the shackles of bondage that is keeping them trapped in addiction.

When Jesus comes on the scene everything changes. There is no addiction too strong or circumstance too dire that can stand against the power of Jesus Christ! All you need to do is turn to Him and invite Him in.

Romans 10:9-14

9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

The real journey of recovery began after I gave my life to Jesus and encountered Him in such a powerful way. The rest, they say, is history! On the journey of recovery, I have learnt many practical things that have helped me stay sober and not just stay sober but also helped me to start rebuilding my life. God doesn’t just want you sober, He wants to take you on an exciting journey to discover life, and what He has called you to do. Just keep reading and ask God to open your heart and mind to the steps and principles in the pages ahead. God is good and seeks to do only good in your life. You may come to God in broken pieces, but if you give Him a chance, I can guarantee you, your life will never be the same again!

Overcoming addiction is a battle you can win!

Addiction has become an epidemic in our society that is destroying the lives of people around the world at a rapidly increasing rate. When families have a loved one or even a friend who has been drawn into the world of drugs and alcohol addiction, or addiction of any kind, they are faced with the same challenging question: is there a way out? Can a person truly break free from the bondage of addiction? The answer is YES YOU CAN! Addiction of any kind can be beaten. There is hope and there is a way. The journey of recovery is a process of rebuilding every aspect of an individual’s life. It’s the exciting journey of discovering who you really are and who God created you to be. No matter how bad the situation, God has a plan to restore and redeem the life of an addict. Your best life is just one decision away!

Brennan was addicted to drugs and alcohol for 15 years before he gave his life to Christ. He has overcome drug and alcohol addiction and has been sober for the past 12 years. This book is a practical guide of his first-hand experience and his personal journey in overcoming addiction. May God bless you and empower you to overcome as you read this book!

My last encouragement on this page is to never give up on a person who is battling addiction. People can recover and there is a way to help them. With the right advice and the right plan anything in this life can be accomplished. Never ever give up!

If you have any questions, please feel free to post comments. I am more than willing to give advice and assist where I can.

YES YOU CAN has been a work in progress over the past three years. It has recently been reviewed, re-edited and an additional chapter added to make it a complete volume. The updated version is now available in kindle format on Amazon and also available in paper back through Micromega publications.

The Kindle app is available for download on Amazon for FREE for iPhone, iPad, Desk top PC, Laptop, Android tablets and smart phones.

To DOWNLOAD ebook in kindle format click on this link: AMAZON.COM

To ORDER paper back copy click on this link: MICROMEGA PUBLICATIONS then click on BOOKS and search for YES YOU CAN

Paper back copies also available at CRC Ballito church office

For further info email: bdauberman5@gmail.com

Promotional packages are available for bulk orders and for Rehabilitation centres send email for details

NB: Please give book a review on Amazon once you have downloaded and read it.

YES YOU CAN Win the battle over addiction

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

FOREWORD

DEDICATION

INTRODUCTION

  1. THE JOURNEY
  2. MAKE A QUALITY DECISION
  3. IDENTITY
  4. ACCOUNTABILITY
  5. KEEP THE SCOREBOARD TICKING
  6. LIFESTYLE REVOLUTION
  7. RENEWING THE MIND
  8. PEOPLE, PLACES, SITUATIONS
  9. ITS PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL
  10. DENIAL
  11. COMPLIANCE vs SURRENDER
  12. REHABILITATION
  13. THE LOCAL CHURCH
  14. FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

COVER B + Social media

© 2016 Brennan Dauberman

 

YES YOU CAN Win the battle over addiction

REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION WITH ADDITIONAL CHAPTER

THERE IS A WAY!

The journey of recovery always begins by taking the first step. The first and most important step in recovery, is making a quality decision! Until a quality decision is made, an individual will continuously struggle to break free from the bondage of addiction. The decision has to come from the heart. The decision needs to be made by the person with the addiction problem. If the decision is made to please others or the addict is forced to make a decision, it is only a matter of time before things will go wrong and a relapse occurs.

I was addicted to alcohol and drugs for 15 years. Needless to say, I have seen and done some crazy stuff. My life was a total wreck. I had no sense of responsibility, self-worth and pride in who I was as a person. My life went from one drinking and drugging session to another. When I eventually lost my job, i turned to selling drugs so I could pay the rent. Selling drugs just fuelled my addiction and pushed me deeper and deeper into a life of drinking and drugging. The life of an addict who is selling drugs is not a very kosher upstanding life, so we will just leave that there for now. I truly thank God that I never landed up in prison or even six foot under in a grave.

When I look back now I realise that my behaviour as an addict didn’t just affect my life. It had a seriously negative impact on my family and some of my friends. For years and years, I honestly believed that I would never be able to come clean. I believed that I would spend the rest of my life on drugs. I honestly didn’t see any way out of the life I was leading. That thought really scared me and led me into a state of depression many times. I was constantly living in a state of defeat, fear and depression. During those years, it was a very lonely place to be. I tried many different ways to quit. I tried counselling, I tried outpatient programmes, I tried sheer will power, yet none of those attempts brought any permanent change to my life and circumstances. It was just one defeat after another.

The major turning point came when I finally reached rock bottom and made a quality decision to get sober. I embarked on an exciting journey of recovery and the process of rebuilding my life. The process of recovery was very challenging at times, however I just persevered. The longer I stayed sober, the stronger I became, and after the first few years I found myself walking in victory and started to experience life on a totally new level. Over the past 13 years i have learnt many valuable lessons on the road of recovery. I have also made many mistakes along the way. However, the steps I have taken and the principles I have learnt, have really empowered me to stay sober and bring permanent change to my life.

I started writing my book just over three years ago. The book is a step by step practical guide for anyone seeking to get on the road to recovery. The book outlines the process of what to do when you start out in recovery. It is filled with my first-hand personal experiences of my journey of the last 13 years. My heart is to help and equip others who may be battling with addiction. My greatest encouragement to anyone battling addiction is too just hang in there and keep on persevering. The first few years are always the toughest. With the right plan and strategy, addiction of any kind can be beaten. I believe what I have shared in my book can really empower people to overcome and live a life free from addiction. I don’t profess to know everything; however, I do believe my personal experiences can help others in the fight against addiction. May God bless you and empower you on the road of recovery and ultimately lead you to a completely changed life!

My last encouragement on this page is to never give up on a person who is battling addiction. People can recover and there is a way to help them. With the right advice and the right plan anything in this life can be accomplished. Never ever give up!

If you have any questions, please feel free to post comments. I am more than willing to give advice and assist where I can.

YES YOU CAN has been a work in progress over the past three years. It has recently been reviewed, re-edited and an additional chapter added to make it a complete volume. The updated version is now available in kindle format on Amazon and also available in paper back through Micromega publications.

The Kindle app is available for download on Amazon for FREE for iPhone, iPad, Desk top PC, Laptop, Android tablets and smart phones.

To DOWNLOAD ebook in kindle format click on this link: AMAZON.COM

To ORDER paper back copy click on this link: MICROMEGA PUBLICATIONS then click on BOOKS and search for YES YOU CAN 

Paper back copies also available at CRC Ballito church office

For further info email: bdauberman5@gmail.com

Promotional packages are available for bulk orders and for Rehabilitation centres send email for details

NB: Please give book a review on Amazon once you have downloaded and read it.

YES YOU CAN Win the battle over addiction

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

FOREWORD

DEDICATION

INTRODUCTION

  1. THE JOURNEY
  2. MAKE A QUALITY DECISION
  3. IDENTITY
  4. ACCOUNTABILITY
  5. KEEP THE SCOREBOARD TICKING
  6. LIFESTYLE REVOLUTION
  7. RENEWING THE MIND
  8. PEOPLE, PLACES, SITUATIONS
  9. ITS PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL
  10. DENIAL
  11. COMPLIANCE vs SURRENDER
  12. REHABILITATION
  13. THE LOCAL CHURCH
  14. FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

COVER B + Social media

 

© 2016 Brennan Dauberman