The past is gone and the future always is a long way off. Most recovering addicts demotivate themselves because they worry too much about the future. Will their attempt to beat the addiction be successful? Can they stay sober for a month or maybe a year? The better and more effective way to fight an addiction is focusing on the present. All you need to do is resist the cravings now. Once you rob them of their power over you . . . victory is assured.