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Addiction Counseling

Recovery Programs for Smaller Rescue Missions

When homeless addicts are unable to find lasting sobriety, they are doomed to a life on the streets. Thankfully, AGRM’s member rescue missions have responded by developing long-term recovery programs for indigent men and women with drug and alcohol problems. Sophisticated programs can be found at some larger rescue missions. Many have professional staff members […]

When Helping is Really Hurting

How can our attempts to help a hurting person actually hurt them? Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit about the Apostle Paul’s admonition to the Galatians and how it relates to those of us who are reaching out to addicts and other troubled people. “Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you […]

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 […]