Maybe it started with friends at a party. Maybe it started on a terrible day when you felt you had nowhere else to turn. Maybe it feels like it has always been there.
Addiction may have started outside of you, from someone or somewhere else. But now, it is in you and your fight for recovery must start inside as well.
Your body may be addicted, but your mind is suffering too. It may be hard to always think straight or to make clear decisions. You may face mental anguish and shame that paralyzes you. However, it is possible to overcome and win the fight.
If you are strong enough to accept the need for recovery, taking control of yourself is the next step.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines will-power as “control deliberately exerted to do something or to restrain one’s own impulses.”
Will-power can also be described as stopping and thinking before acting on impulses.
The word itself denotes power, but the very idea of will-power that those words stand for is much stronger.
Orison Swett Marden said, “The achievements of willpower are almost beyond computation. Scarcely anything seems impossible to the man who can will strongly enough and long enough.”
He also explained that “the forthputting of willpower is a means of strengthening willpower. The will becomes strong by exercise. To stick to a thing till you are master is a test of intellectual discipline and power.”
So yes, it will take strength and practice, but addiction can be fought, straight from the inside. You have the power!
Once control is taken there, complete recovery can be in sight.
If you’re looking for a way to recover with other women, come to Annie’s House. As a leading drug rehab in Utah, we help you to fight addiction from the inside. Learn more at annieshouse.com.