The cornerstone of most addiction recovery programs is admitting powerlessness over smoking or sweets or alcohol. But how does this admission of weakness eventually lead to an increase in willpower?
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Song Credit: "Resist Temptation" by Nelda Alvarez and "Zombie" by Fela Kuti