You need the support of your people -- family, friends, significant others. You need a grounding in faith. You have to have faith in something other than you and whatever you're addicted to. I believe you need to have the desire to surrender -- your will, your addiction, your needs to this higher power.
But, like I said, I don't want to write a blog on addiction because I'm not trained in that area at all. However, a mother emailed me recently and asked if I could recommend some crystals for her son who is struggling with addiction. Ah, I thought, that is something I can do.
What I know about addicts is this: YOU CAN'T HELP THEM. You really, really can't. You can't save them either. They have to come to this realization on their own. They have to hit rock bottom, and unfortunately, rock bottom is different for everyone. Toward the end of my father's battle of addiction, I was praying not that he'd stop drinking, but that he'd hit rock bottom. Thankfully, he did. He went to rehab and has now been sober for 24 years. I still have dreams that he's drinking. I dream that he comes to my house slurring his words or that I get a phone call that he's gotten a DUI. And I'm sure my dad still battles the addiction inside himself. But I am so proud of him, of his near daily attendance for almost 30 years at AA meetings, and of what he taught me about how to overcome.
Here's what you can do for addicts: PRAY. That's where the crystal grid comes in. Setting up a crystal grid for someone is a wonderful way to actively pray for them, to send conscious light to them and their situation, and to intentionally call on their team for help: their guides and angels and loved ones in heaven.
So, here's how to set up an addiction grid. You'll need to get several stones. I've listed a lot below, but make the grid your own. You want to makes sure you have crystals to help with addiction, protection, courage and love.