The Bible says, “The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds” (2 Corinthians 10:4).
Notice that word, “strongholds.” Plural. More than one. And you can insert “addictions” in its place. Addictions are strongholds, and many of us have more than one.
For example, a study of 932 people struggling with sexually compulsive behaviors found that 42 percent also dealt with chemical dependency, while 38 percent reported an eating disorder.
If you are battling more than one addiction, how does this work?
Transcend, a Houston-based recovery community, treats those who suffer from multiple addictions. They assert, “Treating someone struggling with more than one form of addiction requires a comprehensive, all-encompassing treatment that molds to their circumstances and issues, and addresses all vices and negative coping behavior as part of a single list of symptoms related to environmental factors and psychological/emotional concerns.”
Translation: recovery must be thorough, comprehensive, and therapeutic. It can’t be done in a day.
Recovery Step: If you are battling multiple strongholds (addictions), get help. You can win this battle, but you can’t do it on your own.