Believing a lie causes all kind of internal conflicts be cause your brain can’t reconcile the information that you see with the information that you are told you see. Knowing the truth allows you to see even more truth and some of it may be unpleasant.
Addiction is a disease and is a lie. It does cause your brain to believe that you need the substance or you will get very sick or even die. My friend Angel Face use to call this “feeling icky,” she believed that she needed drugs in order to live life! Without it would mean certain illness and if prolong death! She had this false belief controlling her life-like most addicts.
Well the truth is out there if they really want to shred those chains of addiction. And once they discover this at first it may be unpleasant, but will come to the terms that this disease is not to define them! Shame set’s in and along with depression for what they might have gone through on their journey with this disease.
This is why I believe in several therapy may be needed and each addict is unique in their own ways. Longer the term of addiction needs to be approach with more love and setting goals and finding a passion in life is a necessity.
The key here from my pass is the addict must come to the terms about this on their own timetable. For me personally this worked for me. Now others can be different and may need more aggressive approach. I promise my friend Angel Face that I would never use force with her. And I have lived up to this, so I do pray for her every night even though I have not heard from her since last April when she called me and told me she loved me.
Here is the prayer I say for her every night click HERE!