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July 2012

Salute to Brother Wayne White

On February 28, 2012, I lost one of my best friends, Wayne White, founder and director of Footprints, Inc. of Kansas City, Missouri. Better known as “Brother Wayne,” he started the organization in 2001 and served as director until his passing.  He was a Missouri Certified Substance Abuse Counselor at the highest level, with over […]

A Christian Philosophy of Addiction and Recovery

There’s a long standing debate in Christian Counseling circles as to whether addiction is a sin or a disease.  I have addressed this issue in a previous article.  What I want to say here is simply, any rescue mission,  Salvation Army ARC or other Christian organization working with alcoholics and drug addicts must establish an official […]

Hallmarks of a Healthy Support Group

Simply stated, a support group is a regular meeting of individuals who have joined together to offer one another support and encouragement in order to overcome a shared problem.  In informal, small group settings, participants, in turn, share their own experiences, feelings and struggles Ideally, a good support group is, first, a place where recovering […]