Addictions

As a retired person without a job and without hobbies, and living in one of the affluent nations of the western world, I had gradually developed a psychological addiction—an obsession for...
Could you or someone you know be addicted to pain pills?   Quick relief from severe suffering is a welcome blessing, but prescription pain medications often turn into a curse when abused...
The Twelve Step program has a largely successful track record for recovery from alcoholism. The principles of this program have also been incorporated for recovery from other forms of addiction,...
The curse of addictions takes an enormous toll on people and society as a whole. Addictions take many forms and often are very destructive. How can a person break free? "Hello, Joe?" It...
  Most people know about common addictions to drugs and alcohol. These are difficult enough to face and manage. But the one addiction that is greater than all others is unrecognized by most...
What are the factors that can lead a person into addiction? Understanding those factors and how they reinforce each other is a first step to breaking free of many addictions. I became an addict...
Many suffer from difficult physical and psychological addictions that hinder their lives. Breaking free from addictions can be a long, painful promise. The example of a First Lady of the United...
How can you get control of an urge or addiction? When I find out, I'll let you know! Seriously though, the first step is to admit to yourself and to God that you have a problem. You can't...
There I go—I've done it again. In spite of my best intentions, I have failed yet again. It has been weeks since I slipped and did the thing I had promised myself and God that I wouldn...
I have been in the Church of God for 17 years. I entered the church as an addict. I became an addict when I was 17 years old, although the pattern for addiction was set up in me long before then....