By Gondor44646
5/2/2010 11:20:07 PM
I promised myself I would blog here before I gave up... i'm having too much difficulty right now, I want to give up and let myself go, this is embarrassing, I'm sorry... It is the truth

That is all...


who is that old friend?    
"I've been there, done that. The best thing someone told me is the reason we keep going "back" is b/c addiction is like an "old friend" that we cannot say goodbye to. Like a kid in a gang. Why do they go back? well, it offers them something!!! You...must find out what that "thing" is it offeres you.

Sit down and write down what the addiction is offereing you...for me, it was a "high", an "escape" from the normalcy of life, it was also a way to keep "trauma" or "chaos" in my life. So..what is yours. then...write the COSTS of this addiction down. Compare them!!!!

I then wrote a goodbye letter to my addiction. what I found was that I was writing this "old friend" of mine....SATAN!!! I had made SATAN my friend. Stark I know. crazy. I wasn't making CHRIST my friend. I was making Satan my friend. That is the day I decided to READ every day, and in the VERY moment I became tempted, to pray and ask Christ to removed this tempation or "cup" from me. that is the day I began my healing. It still istn' easy. I still have my moments, but now I know in who I can TRUST...and it is NOT Satan. He LIES!

Addiction WORKS...every time, but it lasts only momentarily. Christs path and healing endures an eternity.

READ my friend, PRAY...for strength and grace."
posted at 23:36:24 on May 2, 2010 by AtheYOUNGER
"Gondor, thanks for blogging. It was the right thing. Well done. I hope you are OK. We are praying for you. Let us know how you are doing. You are a son of God, and He WANTS to save you. Let him. Cry to him."
posted at 00:43:00 on May 3, 2010 by BeClean
You can do it!    
"I hope that you have found strength these past few days.
It is nobel what you are doing - working to draw near to the Savior.
I know that He loves you.
I encourage you to bear your testimony when you feel tempted (either to others, to God, or just to yourself). It helps me to remember not only the love that God has for me, but also the love that I have for Him.
You can do it!
The Lord will help you.
He helps me each day.
Congrats on coming on here to look for support, but make sure that you don't let this support replace the support you place in the Savior (I'm not saying you are, but just trying to help make sure you and I keep our focus on the Savior during temptation. He loves to help us overcome. He finds joy in it."
posted at 16:32:01 on May 9, 2010 by jmoney

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"Each one who resolves to climb that steep road to recovery must gird up for the fight of a lifetime. But a lifetime is a prize well worth the price. This challenge uniquely involves the will, and the will can prevail. Healing doesn’t come after the first dose of any medicine. So the prescription must be followed firmly, bearing in mind that it often takes as long to recover as it did to become ill. But if made consistently and persistently, correct choices can cure. "

— Russell M. Nelson

General Conference, October 1988