There isn’t a week that passes where I don’t hear the word ‘demon’ in regards to someones battle with addiction. Do the following phrases sound familiar?
‘I have to be stronger than this demon’
‘One of these days I will beat this demon’
‘Once I am free from this demon, my life will be perfect’
Did you notice that the word demon and whatever the drug of choice are interchangeable. Wouldn’t the ‘battle’ of recovery be so much easier if we could conquer this ‘demon’? Unfortunately, recovery is not a battle…. it’s a journey. If I thought that I could ‘win’, ‘beat’ or ‘conquer’ my demon… my battle would have been lost before the very first fight. Journey…. not a battle.
The other element that we have to remember is that our addiction is within us, it is a part of us. It is not an separate entity that we…
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