Addiction Can Be Terminal

by Steven White
This article is based on an excerpt from his book “The Fly and the Jackal: Addiction, Recovery and Biblical Principles”.

There’s more to the pitfalls of addiction than the loss of your job, finances, family and friends. Ignoring your physical condition can be hazardous to your health.

Without a doubt, substance abuse can be as serious as any other terminal disease known to man. Yes, addiction is terminal when left untreated.

Let’s imagine your addiction is a cancer and the doctor has just told you news that you thought could only be true about someone else. Your worst suspicions regarding that brain scan have been confirmed…you have less than a year to live, lest you act fast.

What do you do? No doubt you will experience despair, hope, denial, and determination. You will also have concern for those you leave behind. Not a one of us can predict how we will act under these circumstances, but I’m willing to bet that you will try to live.

Now, imagine your cancer is addiction. Are you still willing to fight for your life?

StevenCopyright 2008 by Steven White, all rights reserved.
Used by permission.

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