“I shouldn’t focus on the negatives” or “it’s not that bad” are phrases people in denial tell themselves. While everyone alters reality in some fashion by interpreting events through personal biases addicts convince themselves that it is not them with a problem, it’s everyone else. They believe they can stop at anytime when in reality they no longer can overcome their addiction without help. Don’t let your habit become an addiction by denying it. If you spend your life denying you have a problem, you’ll end up denying yourself a life. We can’t ignore the problem or pretend it doesn’t exist. It’s time we face facts, including ones we dislike. Stop ignoring your intuitions, pretending all is well, or avoiding the evidence plainly in front of you and get help. It’s time to make reality your new best friend and embrace the amazing life God has in store for you.

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