Addiction Recovery Ideas

Below are addiction recovery ideas submitted by LDSAR.org members. These are just some ideas that we have used to help us that we feel may help you. If you wish to contribute helpful tips, login and you will have an option to submit an idea.

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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"If, through our unrighteous choices, we have lost our footing on that path, we must remember the agency we were given, agency we may choose to exercise again. I speak especially to those overcome by the thick darkness of addiction. If you have fallen into destructive, addictive behaviors, you may feel that you are spiritually in a black hole. As with the real black holes in space, it may seem all but impossible for light to penetrate to where you are. How do you escape? I testify the only way is through the very agency you exercised so valiantly in your premortal life, the agency that the adversary cannot take away without your yielding it to him. "

— Robert D. Hales

General Conference, April 2006