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Sobering Centers: An Effective Solution?

Harvard professor and author Gene Heyman. Ph.D. had this to say about a community’s response to addiction, “We typically do not advocate incarceration and medical care for the same activities” (2009). Consider this: When caught, a thief goes immediately to jail....

Referring an Addict For Detox and Medical Care

By Mark E. Shaw   Staff Note: This article originally appeared at The Biblical Counseling Coalition on June 13, 2018. It has been reposted with permission.   Two questions I am often asked are, “When do I refer an addict I am counseling for a medical detox?”...

What the Surgeon General Doesn’t Know

The first ever report on alcohol, drugs, and health by the surgeon general has been released and some of the facts and key findings are helpful. Read the report here. The report estimates that 1 in 7 Americans will face addiction issues. I would say that number is...

Why I Don’t Drink

I read a superb article called “Four Reasons I Don’t Drink Alcohol” which are contentment, love, sobriety, & wisdom. I encourage you to read the article linked above and to think about your heart desires on this issue and why his reasons...