Individuals who are addicted to drugs and alcohol lose control of their own lives and their substance abuse tendencies. Addiction takes the wheel in an addict’s life. It is like a living beast in itself that demands to be in control. To break free of addiction, an addict must realize and acknowledge that they are powerless.
In admitting their powerlessness, there is great freedom. In not longer trying to have control over their addiction, they can surrender themselves to the a power stronger than themselves. Relinquishing the control and admitting they are powerless is the first step to recovery from addiction. Admitting one is powerless does not mean that they do not have to take responsibility for their actions because they are addicted; it means that they are no longer trying to manage and maintain an addiction on their own.
The powerlessness in addiction that many addicts face means they are letting go of the idea that anyone else can fix their addiction for them, and it can only be arrested by themselves and only with the help of a higher power. Giving up their control to a higher power is liberating, because they no longer have to struggle in their addiction alone. The creation of a higher power is simple: one simply needs to find something to believe in that they can put their faith into and establish characteristics of a higher power. Is your higher power caring? Loving? Forgiving? Those characteristics that are established are essential to having a higher power that one can surrender their life to. In admitting powerlessness and giving the power to something greater than oneself they are letting go of control, because honestly where they have ended up in their life they had already lost control.
Addiction takes over an addict’s life and they lose control over every aspect. They no longer have control over their actions because their obsessive compulsive behaviors are rule their every move, regardless of whatever consequences may exist as a result. For so long an addict may have tried to maintain their power over their addiction; however they fail with no avail. They have already become powerless in their life. What they must do is admit to their powerlessness that was already there. This great loss of control leads to unmanageability in their lives; however by entering recovery, and discovering a power outside themselves, they can give their lives over to that power and recovery can begin.
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