Hope for the Substance Abuser: a Christian Perspective

Hope for the Substance Abuser: a Christian Perspective

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  • Date Submitted: 03/25/2009 7:05 PM
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Hope for the Substance Abuser
A Christian Perspective

Introduction 3

Where Did Addiction Come From? 3

The Reward Cycle 4

Trying to Impress 5

Getting the Needed Help 6

Facing the Enabler 7

The Enablers Motivation 9

Clearing The View 10

Addiction Factors 11

Intervention 13

The Dream Team 13

Working Together 14

What an Intervention Looks Like 15

Conclusion 16

Bibliography 18


Alcohol and drug abuse are a vice running rampant in our society. With access relatively easy and the cost of alcohol inexpensive as compared to other drugs, it is the “drug of choice” for many who are drug dependent. Perhaps one of the reasons is that our society not only tolerates it, but encourages it. From advertisements extolling its virtues on television, to young men that proudly announce their recent drunken escapades, alcohol in many ways can be defined as a right of passage. It separates the boys from the men so to speak in determining who can hold their liquor. Adult drinking games are the talk of young people who are now legal to drink and have the available cash to make it happen. Almost everywhere one looks, alcohol is part of the social fabric of this nation. The question that needs to be answered though, is at what cost. Never has a society paid so dearly out of a product that has no benefit than alcohol. The abuse of alcohol has broken families, destroyed lives and caused the physical deterioration of peoples bodies. It is time, we took a good long look at the value this product has to offer, as compared to the destruction that it may cause. Despite the many scriptural warning against such practices:

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! 1Sam 5:17

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Proverbs 20:1-3

Alcohol remains one of the most destructive crutches in our...

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