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Addiction Counseling

The Disease Concept of Alcoholism

What about the “disease concept” of alcoholism and drug addiction? A. Rationale for using the term “disease”  – A simple definition of “disease” is any “unhealthy condition.”  Addiction has a well-established and recognizable set of “symptoms” with characteristic behaviors and similar effects upon every person who suffers from it.  Also, reliable scientific studies have established […]

Guide to Effective Rescue Mission Recovery Programs

This resource was originally published by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions in 1993 and then updated in 2001. While out-of-print, I continue to receive requests for the information. So, I have decided to place most of it on this web site. It was originally packaged as a set of twelve recorded workshops with nearly […]

Is Every Drunkard an Alcoholic?

You say a person who is not a “drunkard” in the spiritual sense can be still an alcoholic “therapeutically.” How can that be? At first that may appear to be a confusing statement.  In Christian circles, the terms “drunk” and “alcoholic” are too often used interchangeably.   When dealing with alcoholics, too often believers focus almost […]