Addicts may never "get well." That doesn't mean I have permission from God to treat them poorly.
Matt Slick. CARM.ORG, Thanks for your email announcing the addition of web content concerning "Addiction." Please share these thoughts with Mr. Prigmore. Decades of experience with addicts and alcoholics, AA / AlAnon and Christian 12-step programs has informed my awareness of what works and what doesn't. (I've been personally involved in many programs.) In recent … Continue reading Islam, Addiction, and New Web Content!
Is my numbness and pitiless perception of the homeless addict emblematic of my own addiction to self-satisfaction? Is condemnation helpful? Does incarceration work?
When treatment fails, what then?
Addictive behaviors impose a high economic burden on society through health-care costs, public safety, crime and lost productivity, as well as other social costs.
Estimates relating to problem behaviors (drinking, drugs, gambling) at global, regional and national levels are inconsistent.
If you know (or remember) less than you wish relative to the "War on Drugs": An illuminating and meditative piece appears this week in Aeon at this link. The title and synopsis: "What were drugs?" "The war on drugs was always a war against an idea. But ideas have a shelf-life, too, and this one has lost its potency" … Continue reading History of Substance Regulation Since Nixon
Does Psychological counseling (addiction, marriage, whatever) conflict with Christian Faith? The short answer is yes. Follow this link to a site affirming this position. Psychiatric methods have crept ever more prominently into our culture. Psychology is used to market cat food to us by appealing to tastes the owners would prefer for themselves. Social Science … Continue reading Psychiatry