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.
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YES YOU CAN Win the battle over addiction
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
- THE JOURNEY
- MAKE A QUALITY DECISION
- KEEP THE SCOREBOARD TICKING
- LIFESTYLE REVOLUTION
- RENEWING THE MIND
- PEOPLE, PLACES, SITUATIONS
- ITS PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL
- COMPLIANCE vs SURRENDER
- THE LOCAL CHURCH
- FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
© 2016 Brennan Dauberman