Addiction is Complicated
No one is arguing the fact that addiction is complicated. If it were easy none of us would be here looking for help. As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor working with substance abuse patients and their families for nearly a decade - I've made it my life's mission to help those struggling with addiction and equally as importantly, supporting the family who love them. Often times, family members really just want to understand the world that their loved one is living in. It's irrational, illogical, harmful and hurtful. Frankly, it doesn't make any sense and those who try to understand it end up hurting their heads.
Unfortunately, even the person struggling with an addiction usually doesn't have a lot of insight or understanding to offer, especially if they haven't been working with a counselor or participating in a program for an extended period of time.
While each family's story is unique they all have striking similarities.
This title isn't some type of overpromising hyperbole.
Change one word and it really will change your life!
At Your Praying Friend we talk often about changing our thoughts, cultivating gratitude and the positive impact it has on our behaviors.
Today's message is definitely in line with our typical theme.
However, it's so life changing that I can't believe we haven't shared it with you sooner!
Next time you find yourself frustrated, unmotivated, or the like try this:
Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The incredible insight and intellect he brought to our country is invaluable.
Let us not quickly forget his teachings.
Today we just want to be your praying friend.
No advice. No suggestions. Just prayer. Simple, powerful prayer.
"Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am with them."
Let's go to the Lord together, friends.
It's the first Monday of 2022 and we could all use a Mantra or two or TEN that will keep us motivated to continue working toward our New Year resolutions.
Let us know which ones speak to you or share your own in the comment section!
You never know who might need to hear exactly what you have to say.
What Makes a Good Mantra?
Substance Abuse Counselor