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Addiction Counseling

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 […]

Respecting Client Boundaries

We previously highlighted the importance of counselors carefully guarding their own personal boundaries while working with troubled people.   Respecting the boundaries of those we seek to help is equally important.   Here are a few thoughts on the topic: A. We must teach and model healthy boundaries – People who grow up in dysfunctional families tend […]

What Keeps People in Recovery?

As I have mentioned in an earlier article, I am firmly convinced that we must help people in residential programs to be come integrated into two vital communities – the Church  and the recovery community. There  is life after the residential recovery pro ­gram and if we don’t spend enough time and energy preparing our clients for it, […]