I’ve spoken to hundreds of addicts, and one common theme remains true. Worry & stress are usually one of the biggest excuses addicts will use when justifying their use. Any reason to become stressed becomes a reason to use. If you identify this as the gateway, it becomes easier to guard yourself against. Satan uses any tool he can to stress out the addict so they turn to their drug. Instead of letting him gain the power, turn to God. 1 Peter 5:7 states to cast all your cares on God because he cares for you. John 14:1 instructs us to not let our hearts be troubled. Over and over God tells us to give our cares to him. Don’t let stress & worry drive you to use, cast your cares on God.

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