Addiction Recovery Ideas

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One thing that helped me a ton was to read the scriptures in my room before I ever left the room for the day. With the light on in the room, my wife might be kind of bugged, but she knows there's a lot worse things that I could do. So it kind of helps having some accountability to her where she knows I've read each day.

One thing that helped me was to read through my patriarchial blessing several times.

Use music whenever you can. Do it when you are bored. Do it when you are down. Do it whenever you are up too. Listen to EFY or the tabernacle choir. Let the music move your heart. Somtimes I even put on a song that doesn't have words and is not too distracting and pray with the music on.

Leave your scriptures open on your desk at work. During a free moment, read a few verses. At days end you will be amazed how much you will have read and you will have kept the spirit with you throughout the day.

Mentally putting on the armor of God, as described in Ephesians 6:11-18, and thinking about each characteristic, has helped me to feel the Spirit and an added level of protection from the world.

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"I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise, our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking the lower levels. Probably the greatest challenge and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts. In the Bible it says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’ (Prov. 23:7). One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself. As you learn to control your thoughts, you can overcome habits, even degrading personal habits. You can gain courage, conquer fear, and have a happy life. "

— Boyd K. Packer

BYU, Speeches of the Year, 26 Sept. 1967