As I enter recovery, I try to remember like my first identity is as a daughter of God. Being an addict, that is not my identity.Cassandra Hulse
For each person struggling with pornography, the journey is individual and difficult in its own way. So how does someone know when to call themself an “addict”? Creed and Crishelle talk with Cassandra Hulse about how she came to realize that labeling yourself an addict is very personal and really depends on how it can help you in recovery. Hear her breakthrough story when she realized that the goal of recovery is to live a healthy life, not to attend a recovery program forever.
In this episode:
- Labels are important and very personal. The choice to accept a label is a person’s own decision.
- Addiction is not a permanent condition.
- Principles of recovery are lifelong habits, but not everyone will need to continue all the programs or meetings for the rest of their life.
- Be compassionate about where people are on their journey right now.
Cassandra works as a youth mentor at a mental health treatment center in Provo, UT. She studied Linguistics at BYU but she now hopes to attend graduate school for Marriage and Family Therapy. She loves hiking, swimming, learning languages, and connecting with friends and family.
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