12 Steps to Change. Addiction Recovery
Addiction is a serious word. It is a serious word for a serious challenge. Addiction rears its ugly head in many forms. Alcoholism, drugs, food and pornography. And in today’s society, we can even be addicted to our technical devices. I recently learned that the average person checks their phone on an average of 241 times a day. Whenever we do something pleasurable, our brain releases a chemical called dopamine. Studies have shown that this chemical dopamine is as addictive, if not more addictive, than cocaine or heroine.
Addiction is not an easy topic to talk about, but we need to. And we need to offer love and support those who need addiction recovery. Even if it’s for ourselves.
It is so hard to ask for help, but help is available.
The month of September is Addiction Recovery month and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) is promoting an Addiction Recovery campaign during this month.
If you have someone that you know, a friend, a loved one, or even yourself that might be struggling, we encourage you to watch the video below. Then starting September 1st, 12 videos about the stories of 12 different people will be released as they share their real life experiences with addiction. It also showcases their victories and their triumphs! Their stories are gripping and inspiring we hope that they provide encouragement and strength to anyone who might need it. Find them all HERE, one a day, for the first 12 days of September.
Help is available. Please watch.
And for more information, please visit https://addictionrecovery.lds.org