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Addiction Counseling

Organizing the Addiction Counseling Process Part 1

In the past thirty years of my work, I have had the opportunity to visit many facilities that help the homeless.   When I see a man in a recovery program I like to ask, “How is he doing?”   I usually just get a pat answer like, “Well, he’s been with us for six months.”   The […]

Theology of Christian Recovery

The primary distinctives that differentiate Christian Recovery from other approaches to life change lie in our approach to spirituality. Here are some of the major theological tenants of the Christian approach to recovery. Recovery is truly Christian only if God is part of it. This God is not just a nebulous “Higher Power”, but rather […]

The Importance of Reconnecting

I have often been asked why the topic of “reconnecting” is such a common theme in my writings and addiction recovery training sessions.   To that I can answer, there’s no more disconnected people anywhere that the homeless addict.   By the time he finds himself on the streets, he has succeeded in burning every relational bridge […]