The word surrender is typically used in a war context. A side in war surrenders when they are up against a superior force that they cannot beat. Likewise, an escape behavior becomes a superior force that cannot be beaten by self will. Too many battles have been lost, morale is low, and resources are used up. The only option left is to surrender. However, rather than surrender to the power of the escape behavior, we surrender to a superior force who is our ally God.
What is surrender to God? Surrender involves taking actions like going to SFT sessions, therapy, twelve step meetings, calling sponsors, reading the bible and other books that are helpful to recovery. However, the path of recovery must become more than a series of actions. It is taking up our cross daily and following Him. (Luke 9:23-25) A cross is a tool for execution like an electric chair. He means we must die everyday to our own wants and desires daily and take on His. Our thoughts become His thoughts and His ways our ways. The actions we take to recover become means of dieing to self and living as Christ. As faith without works is dead (James 2:26), so is works without faith.