Name: Donnell Hicks
Title: Strength & Power
When a person has indulged into drugs or alcohol and has become addicted to the paraphernalia, it becomes difficult for him/her to overcome the addiction, to live a clean decent lifestyle and to get rid of the demons that has been holding him/her back from progressing and breaking loose from the chains to be free of the addiction of alcohol or any other drugs. With the right support group and constant love and strength from family and close friends, a person can strive to make the effort against all odds to overcome the hardships.
If a person isn’t given a chance to redeem his or her faults and clean up his/her past sins, he/she will see there’s no way out of the addiction and he/she will began to relapse. Although I haven’t come in close contact with a person who has been a former drug addict, I have experienced the withdrawals plus the setbacks of my own family members who want to rise above the smoke, but are taken down by the lure as well as the temptations of indulging into the same drugs and alcohol all over again.
For any individual to overcome being a drug addict or an alcoholic, he/she must take the responsibilities to confess his/her sins, to acknowledge that he/she has a drug problem that needs to be dealt with, for the reason that it is not only hurting them personally but it is also hurting family members in the process.
Nonetheless, it takes a strong, resilient person to find the courage to overcome an addiction. Some people may think easing out of being a drug addict is quite easy. A person who has gone through the ups and downs will automatically tell you one on one, becoming clean steering away from drugs or alcohol can be at times difficult. The symptoms are still around; the temptation of indulging back into the old lifestyle can be overwhelming. However, he/she can stay determined to the point he/she won’t give up the fight knowing there will be family and a few friends being with them on the road to recovery.
Another step in the right direction for a drug addict or an alcoholic is when he/she turns to religion in order to seek divine intervention bestowed upon their lives hoping it will help turn their lives around for the better of everybody involved. To some individuals who have been addicted to drugs or alcohol, strength and power to overcome the odds comes from attending various AA meetings where there are other people who are also in the same boat sharing similar stories of their drug and alcohol addictions which caused them to lose their families. Having a strong support system, talking to a counselor, writing down on a piece of paper how they feel also help. Strength and power come from having divine intervention knowing that there is only thing which will keep him/her alive in the process to progress further and rise above the smoke – that is their faith in God.