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Beating an addiction in 2018

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An addiction can be any activity that has taken over your life, like drugs and alcohol, or it can even be a mild obsession, like social media or online gaming. An addiction can be any activity that has taken over your life, like drugs and alcohol, or it can even be a mild obsession, like social media or online gaming.
Once you make that commitment to battle your addiction, then the work begins on the daily discipline to see it through. Once you make that commitment to battle your addiction, then the work begins on the daily discipline to see it through.

Resolutions can be goals to better ourselves, not only for the new year, but for the rest of our lives. However for people battling addiction, a resolution to beat their problem can be tough to keep. 

An addiction can be any activity that has taken over your life, like drugs and alcohol, or it can even be a mild obsession, like social media or online gaming. No matter what your addiction is, the first step is to recognize that this addiction is having an impact on your life, then the next step is seeking help. 

“It can be seeking help from a loved one, a significant other, a suppose, parents say” boy i’m having some problems here with gaming or drinking or whatever it is and I need some help,” said Mike Schoenhofer, Ex Dir. of the Mental Health and Recovery Services Bd. of Allen, Auglaize and Hardin counties.

Once you make that commitment to battle your addiction, then the work begins on the daily discipline to see it through. 

“At first that is hard, it’s like slogging through molasses. But as time goes on, it’s gets easier as you replace the addiction, whatever it is, with more healthy habits. Get out and take a walk or call a friend." 

Schoenhofer says there will be slip up during your battle to beat your addictions, but that is why having a support system available to help you continue on your path to recovery is very important. 

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