Poem: Empathy for Drug Addicts

Addiction can happen to anyone Victims of this disease are shunned. Society says, "This is your fault." Don't use genetics as your default. You made the decision to use You chose to take the drug to abuse. But only if society really knew This is not fully true. I hate my addiction just like you.... Continue Reading →

Four Warning Signs that You Have A Gambling Addiction

Here are four warning signs that indicate you have a gambling addiction. First, you feel the need to be secretive. Second, you have trouble controlling your impulse to gamble. Third, you gamble even when you don't have money---which could lead to poverty. Fourth, you isolate yourselves from family and loved ones due to your desire... Continue Reading →

Slaying the Dragon: How to Counsel Porn Addicts with Grace

Case Study: Let's say your friend, whose name we will call Erik, admits to you his need for help in the area of porn addiction. He discovered it on a trip out of town when some of his friends showed it to him on their phones. Since then, Erik has frequently looked at pornography. The... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Chain of Addiction

"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." - 1 Corinthians 10:13 Introduction: I chewed tobacco for seven years... Continue Reading →

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