Addiction Recovery Ideas

Below are addiction recovery ideas submitted by LDSAR.org members. These are just some ideas that we have used to help us that we feel may help you. If you wish to contribute helpful tips, login and you will have an option to submit an idea.

One thing that helped me a ton was to read the scriptures in my room before I ever left the room for the day. With the light on in the room, my wife might be kind of bugged, but she knows there's a lot worse things that I could do. So it kind of helps having some accountability to her where she knows I've read each day.

One thing that helped me was to read through my patriarchial blessing several times.

Use music whenever you can. Do it when you are bored. Do it when you are down. Do it whenever you are up too. Listen to EFY or the tabernacle choir. Let the music move your heart. Somtimes I even put on a song that doesn't have words and is not too distracting and pray with the music on.

Leave your scriptures open on your desk at work. During a free moment, read a few verses. At days end you will be amazed how much you will have read and you will have kept the spirit with you throughout the day.

Mentally putting on the armor of God, as described in Ephesians 6:11-18, and thinking about each characteristic, has helped me to feel the Spirit and an added level of protection from the world.

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"Lucifer will do all in his power to keep you captive. You are familiar with his strategy. He whispers: “No one will ever know.” “Just one more time.” “You can’t change; you have tried before and failed.” “It’s too late; you’ve gone too far.” Don’t let him discourage you. When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments—an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990