Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) June 07, 2013
People can become addicted to anything. If something in their life has become out of balance—keeping them from family, from friendships, or from work—it’s a problem that must be confronted… and could be an addiction.
There is a truth that was written that says, "Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be mastered by anything." The word mastered in the Greek is interpreted as “to be brought under the power” of something—essentially, to be under its control.
People must honestly evaluate the issue for a moment. They must ask the question, is there anything that controls them in any area of life?
Remember it could be anything that is out of balance—anything that interferes with family, friends or career.
If one faces addiction, there is hope today. Here are five steps to get started.
1. Admit their is an addiction.
One must come to the realization and acceptance that they truly cannot control the situation any longer. If an addict truly doesn't believe this, they are not yet ready to overcome the addiction.
2. Take full responsibility for the addiction.
Don’t play the blame game. Someone's addiction is not the fault of their spouse, their boss, their kids, the bartender or the porn distributor. The addict is responsible for what they do, for what they think and for how they behave and respond to life.
3. Get specific help for the addiction.
Don’t fight the battle alone. Addicts need to bring someone along who can help them understand the process of addiction and can provide practical help for their specific situation.
4. Change the behavior to combat the addiction.
If addicts find that specific influences set off the addictive process—certain times of the day, being with certain people, going by certai
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