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Overcoming Addiction Builds Character

Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

Overcoming Addiction Builds Character

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Steve Arterburn
Be sober! Be on the alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. 1 Peter 5:8 HCSB
If you’d like a perfect formula for character destruction, here it is: Become addicted to something that destroys your health or your sanity. If (God forbid) you allow [...]

What is 12-Step Recovery?

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Dr. Jim Phillis
As a seminary graduate and pastor, I was skeptical about much of psychology and recovery programs. I did learn a little more when I watched My Name is Bill W.–the story of the man who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous–but not much. I suspected that group meetings were touchy-feely, superficial gripe sessions that allowed addicts [...]

Sowing and Reaping: Accountability

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Excerpted from Life Recovery Bible by Steve Arterburn and Dave Stoop
While in recovery, we learn to accept responsibility for our actions, even when we are powerless over our addiction. We come to realize that all our actions yield consequences. Some of us may have deceived our self into thinking we can escape the [...]

Growing Deeper with Your Accountability Partner

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Bob Parkins
If you have ever watched a documentary on wild animals, you probably know the two primary defenses these animals employ to protect themselves from predators. The animals that form herds or communities are constantly protected by their numbers. When attacked by prey, these animals flee danger together. It is those that [...]

Interdependence: Joined at the Heart

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Jeff McVay
A few weeks ago, we had a celebration in America. People across the country prepared their grills for barbecue. Pools were cleaned. Firefighters prepared for the fireworks shows (both professional and the amateur) in case anything went wrong. And most importantly, folks unfurled their flags and joined in parades to [...]

The Value of an Intervention

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Patricia Canepa
I spoke in my last article about the big heart of the person with an addiction, be it food, alcohol or something else. Typically the person with an addiction is one who has a temperament that tends to be more sensitive than another person’s. I don’t mean that if you are not [...]

The Big Heart of the Addicted Person

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Patricia Canepa
One thing that people either do not realize or may forget is that the person suffering with an addiction is a person with what I call a big heart. I have many years experience in working with persons with addictions. One time in the course of my work I encountered an adolescent who needed [...]

Rejection in Recovery: Handling an Earthquake to the Heart

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Pastor Ed Grant
The rain-slick highway was more dangerous than it appeared in the headlights, especially through the blurry eyes of someone who had indulged in a few too many drinks. But Bob knew the way home, and he had driven it countless times before without any problems. He had called his wife, Denise, to [...]

6 Scriptures to Help You in Your Struggle with Addiction

Sunday, November 28th, 2004

New Life Ministries
Psalm 18:28-36
You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all [...]


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