Thousands of people have used the principles taught through WeighDown to be permanently set free from any dependency, including cigarettes, alcohol, antidepressants, diet pills, sexual lusts, or other worldly desires. First, you have to admit that you have a problem—that you need to change. Then you start with the basic principles of WeighDown and replace the word “food” with “alcohol,” “tobacco” or whatever your stronghold is. Make a whole new plan for your day with a new reward. Focus on the long-term reward of pleasing God and not the short-term worldly desire. Set your mind on what God wants rather than giving in to what the flesh wants, and concentrate on others in place of self. Every time your mind wanders toward this stronghold, quickly re-focus and ask God to help you focus on Him or His will. If it involves leaving the scene, then do it! Open the Bible and read God’s Word. You will be successful, and you will fly above this powerful downward pull. It will be manageable because your mind is on the will of God.