The Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers join together in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to form the Ohio River. If you want to understand the Ohio River, you must first take a look at the Allegheny and the Monongahela.
Jesus said, “It is what comes out of a person that defiles him” (Mark 7:15).
Medical News Today identified the causes of addiction. They write, “The areas of the brain responsible for stress and self-control also undergo long-term changes during an addictive disorder. This contributes to on-going difficulties in abstaining from the addiction.” They conclude, “Addiction develops when the urge to act out hijacks the part of the brain that rewards behavior and provides pleasure to the body.”
Let me say it this way. Your addictive behaviors are the predictable result of your childhood experiences.
Recovery Step: Before you can navigate where you want to go, you need to understand where you’ve been.