4 - I will never fight a riptide

For many people afflicted with addiction the concept of surrender is unimaginable. it is, of course, our natural instinct to fight something which is pulling us. Surrender can be exactly the right tactic to win however, just as giving in to a riptide is the way to get out. Floundering around in a futile situation only tires us out when what we really need is a new perspective and the energy necessary to initiate a change.
One definition of surrender is to move to the winning side.