How to Beat Your Addiction for Good. You keep
saying you want to be rid of it, but nothing works. You need to want it badly enough. You
will need Fellows in recovery Rest Physical activity Self-examination Toughness Interests
Gratitude and replacement activity. Step 1. Bond and interact with others in recovery.
Join a peer support group or find friends who are doing something about their addictions
so that you don’t feel alone. Step 2. Avoid places where you are likely to come across
your vice. Stay away from people and places where you will be reminded of it. Step 3.
Give yourself rest, relaxation, respect, and stability in every aspect of your life. For
self-esteem, start by eating well, exercising, and pacing yourself. Step 4. Push yourself
to conquer distraction, laziness, and inaction. Attend talks, read books for inspiration,
and stay physically active to get reconnected with the world. You don’t have to hit bottom
to begin recovering. Step 5. Examine the thought patterns that lead to your addiction, and
the denials you attempt. Identify your triggers and eliminate them. Step 6. Treat withdrawal
as you would any sickness and stick it out. You are getting your health and life back
and you need to toughen up. If you think you’re having detox symptoms, seek medical help right
away. Step 7. Find something that gives you more pleasure than the addiction. Build a
discipline and gratitude around that activity. Did you know Data from 2002 to 2007 show that
11.9 percent of U.S. children lived with a parent who abused alcohol or drugs.