Overcoming addiction might seem like an impossible achievement; however a number of people have managed to escape the vicious circle of addiction with the help of Phil Lovin, who has been working in the field of addiction recovery and ministry from the past several years.

According to Phil Lovin, overcoming addiction starts with accepting that there is a problem that needs to be fixed. You cannot hope to fix it if you do not admit it to yourself. Once you take the first step, look for the right treatment that may not only include medication, but also setting specific goals for yourself and changing unhealthy habits that may cause relapse. You can also enlist the help of close friends and family to support you in your journey to addiction recovery. Your loved ones can play an important role in helping you change your bad habits & provide guidance to avoid relapsing.

About Phil Lovin

Phil Lovin has worked with REAP NYC for the last 3 years as Chief Chaplin and Volunteer Coordinator. Talking about his educational background, Phil has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in Psychology. He also has a doctorate degree in theology and in ministry (seminary). In addition to that, he has received special education in counseling as well.

He is quite passionate about helping others overcome addiction and put their lives back on track. In that order, he volunteers for a number of organizations in NYC that share the same vision. He loves to cook and go hiking with his friends. Whenever he gets some time away from work, Phil prefers spending it exploring historical places.