Ep. 89 – Three Steps You Can Do to End Your Addiction

My wife and I brought a beautiful baby girl, Winnie Margaret Conrad, into the world two weeks ago!

I’m going to give you three things you can do to end your addiction. Whether you’re addicted to drugs, alcohol, or nicotine, consistently following these three steps can get you out of your addiction and onto your road of recovery.

These three steps are so easy to do, normies do this every day:

Get Busy – the saying “idle hands make the devil’s workshop” applies to #1. Don’t sit around and let time pass you by. Doing the same thing day in and day out, without purpose, is not healthy. You want to fill your time with productive, purposeful activities to be in the right frame of mind. You can volunteer at a local pet shelter, go back to school, or pick up a new trade or hobby. Find activities you like to do and do them every day.
Get out of Toxic Relationships – when you are inactive addiction, you will surround yourself with others who approve of your negative behavior. You can easily cosign your addiction when you stay in toxic relationships. Remember to look around, the toxic person doesn’t have to be an addict, they can be a normie but is emotionally, physically, or sexually abusive. Find positive friends, moving forward in life, and lead meaningful lives.
Get Support – find others outside of your immediate family to positively support you in your journey and will hold you accountable. Find a support group or support system of others outside your family who you can talk to when you need support. Your family may love you; however, family situations can be stressful and create the opposite effect. Family members who don’t understand how you feel usually can’t support you in the way you need to be supported. They want to help you but do not have the tools to assist you in the road to recovery. A good support group or person can walk you through a tough journey.
When we are stuck in our heads and have no way to get out of our heads, the negative self-talk will walk back into our minds. From this point, the negativity snowballs, and we are back on the path to addiction. Whether your addiction is shopping, gambling, or drugs, this applies to all addictions.

Remember, toxic relationships include any person who is not serving a positive purpose in your life. Breakaway from these people and move from your “comfortable” place. You have to get rid of toxic people and relationships, or you’ll be fighting an uphill battle. These people will not support you wanting to get clean or get out of your addiction.

Find a MeetUp group that doesn’t drink. Make sure to be with positive people who can build your sobriety and help lift you back up. Positive support will assist you in being and stay sober.

There’s no guarantee, however, if you are consistent and follow-through with these three steps, you can be on your way to sobriety.

Listen in to hear more detail about my three steps to put you on the path of sobriety, no matter what your addiction.

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Show Notes:

[02:15] I introduce my new baby girl, Winnie Margaret Conrad,
[03:55] Three things you can do to end your addiction.
[04:51] The first thing you can do to put an end to your addiction – be productive and engage yourself in mindful and meaningful activities.
[08:56] Number two: Get out of toxic relationships – surround yourself with healthy, good people.
[13:22] Number three: get support!
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