Hope in the Age of Addiction: How to Find Freedom and Restore Your Relationships
:Between alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, pornography, gambling, and eating disorders, fully 25% of the population of the United States is addicted to something. Those addictions are taking a massive physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial toll on individuals, families, and...
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:Between alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, pornography, gambling, and eating disorders, fully 25% of the population of the United States is addicted to something. Those addictions are taking a massive physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial toll on individuals, families, and communities. The problem can feel insurmountable. But there is a solution, at once ancient and supported by the latest in neuroscientific research.
With an honest assessment of the facts, yet always reaching out toward hopeful solutions, counselors Chip Dodd and Stephen James explain what addiction really is, how it works, and why it is so damaging to our hearts, souls, minds, and relationships. They then take us beyond mere coping techniques that allow us to function to the real solution--restoring our broken relationship with our Creator so that we can rediscover how to live fully the way we were created to live. Each chapter includes the personal story of a recovering addict, told from the addict's point of view. The authors also include a list of books, organizations, workshops, and treatment centers people can turn to for help along the road to lasting recovery.
Steven James, known as one of the nation's most innovative storytellers, has authored twelve books and has spoken more than one thousand times across North America in the past five years. When Steven completed his master's degree in storytelling in 1997, there were fewer than one hundred people in the world with this degree. Through his writing and speaking, he has creatively communicated a message of hope and humor to more than 500,000 people over the last decade. A
Chip Dodd, PhD, LPC-MHSP, NCC, is a teacher, trainer, author, and counselor who has beennbsp;working in the field of recovery and redemption for nearly three decades. He founded the Center for Professional Excellence at Journey Pure in Murfreesboro, Tennessee,nbsp;a multidisciplinary treatment program that brings freedom to professional men struggling with addiction, depression, burnout, anxiety, and other debilitating issues. He and his wife, Sonya, live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and have two grown sons. He is the author of the bestselling booknbsp;The Voice of the Heart: A Call to Full Living and several other titles.