Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Hope For The Heart Series)
Alcohol and Drug Abuse-Breaking Free and Staying Free Many people who have an alcohol or drug abuse problem deny it, saying they can stop any time they want. But family and close friends suspect it might be something more....
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Alcohol and Drug Abuse-Breaking Free and Staying Free
Many people who have an alcohol or drug abuse problem deny it, saying they can stop any time they want. But family and close friends suspect it might be something more. Do you often wonder, "Is it really an addiction?" And if so, do you know how to help your loved one to break free? Can a person be set free permanently from a chemical dependency? The mini-book Alcohol and Drug Abuse gives you the answers you need from a Christian perspective.
The answer is YES-there is hope! Christian recovery and healing can take place, and June Hunt, author of Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Breaking Free & Staying Free offers sound biblical and practical advice for helping your loved one quit the cycle of drug and alcohol abuse for good! The Lord wants to heal those struggling with addictions. It's never too late to ask God for a renewed soul, free from whatever weighs them down.
In just 96 pages, this mini-book will give you a good overview of the causes and signs of drug and alcohol abuse, and will give you the next steps to take. Getting educated is one of the steps. Learn the helpful definitions that clarify the difference between drug use, substance abuse, and dependency. Knowing these definitions will help you understand what type of addiction your loved one is dealing with. Other definitions include:
Four major drug classifications Three leading indicators of addiction Codependency: both a relationship addiction and a substance addiction? How a person with an addiction can continue their destructive patterns.
June Hunt gives you practical advice on the symptoms of an alcoholic or drug addiction. Does your loved one have a chemical dependency? Find out in the 19-question checklist on drug or alcohol addiction provided in this book
The section titled "Steps to Solutions" is filled with Christian recovery advice including Scripture and practical steps that point to:
Deliverance from dependency 7 don'ts for being freed from an addiction 10 spiritual tips for recovery How to conduct a crisis intervention And much more
This mini-book is a quick overview and is easy-to-understand. It focuses on the key issues and is perfect for the busy person who needs instant advice.
Look for all 25 titles in the Hope For The Heart Biblical Counseling Library. These mini-books are for people who seek freedom from codependency, anger, conflict, verbal and emotional abuse, depression, or other problems.
About the Author
June Hunt, M.A. Criswell College, is a biblical counselor whose award-winning radio program "Hope for the Heart" is heard on 900 radio outlets around the world. For more than 25 years, she has counseled people, offering them hope for today's problems. June has helped many people with emotional, relational, and spiritual problems experience God's love through biblical hope and practical advice.
Early family pain was the catalyst that shaped June's compassionate heart. Later, as a youth director, she became aware of the need for sound biblical counsel. After years of teaching and research, she developed a scripturally based counseling course covering topics such as marriage and parenting, depression and anger, stress and suicide. These topics are now available as the Aspire Press "Hope for the Heart" booklets.
"Hope from the Heart" is a half-hour teaching broadcast on these important topics in more than 60 countries on 6 continents. "Hope in the Night" is June's live two-hour call-in counseling program that helps people untie their tangled problems on air. Through her warmth, wisdom, and gentle candor, June prompts penetrating dialogue with listeners, often with life-changing results.
"Hope for the Heart" booklets have been published in 27 languages in several formats and are being translated into more. June is a popular guest professor at colleges and seminaries and a sought-after speaker at conferences and religious broadcasting events. She teaches and speaks around the world on topics such as crisis counseling, child abuse, wife abuse, forgiveness, singleness, and self-worth.
"After decades of counseling men and women from all walks of life, June knows how to lead readers to truth-truth that liberates because it is truth from God. "
Kay Arthur, Co-founder of Precept Ministries International, and author of When the Hurt Runs Deep-Healing and Hope for Life's Desperate Moments.
"Those of us who have had to forgive the unforgiveable will find June's materials to be tremendous- filled with hope and healing. She speaks from the heart with truth, directly to your broken soul."
Stephen Arterburn, Founder of New Life Ministries and author of Healing Is a Choice.
"June Hunt has been addressing the root issue for hurting hearts as long as I have known her. God has given her insightful sensitivity not only to identify human problems, but also to uncover biblical solutions. She has done it for me more than once! All who have hurting hearts-or who minister to wounded spirits-need to read her resources."
Dr. Dorothy Kelley Patterson, Professor of Theology in Women's Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
"June walks you through the step-by-step process to forgive...yes, even the 'unforgiveable.' If you want your days ahead to be better than the days gone by, this is a must read for you."
Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, and President of The Urban Alternative.
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June Hunt is a biblical counselllor and the founder of the award-winning Hope for the Heart radio program, heard on more than 900 radio outlets worldwide. For decades, June has counselled people, offering them Bible-based hope and practical help for today's problems - emotional, relational, and spiritual. She is the author of numerous popular resources for people seeking help, including over thirty topical Hope For The Heart books, as well as the 31-day devotional Seeing Yourself Through God's Eyes, which is often used in counselling offices, churches and small group Bible studies.