The mental obsession ONLY happens while we are sober, not while actively using.
So are drugs and alcohol the main problem, or just a symptom of the real issue?
If drugs and alcohol were the main problems, the first time I made a firm resolution to stop using and drinking altogether and went into detox, I would have been able to stay stopped for good. Unfortunately every time I’ve made a firm resolution to stay stopped I was unable to do so. So how do we conquer the mental obsession?
The only solution that we have found to conquer the mental obsession is an entire psychic change that is induced by the Twelve Steps of A.A and practicing spiritual principles in all of our affairs.