Welcome to a special, three-week series, in which host Kevin Dixon invites pastors, friends and professionals to help him explore the subject of addiction. This week, psychologist Dave Verhaagen offers a framework for identifying addictions, and he helps us differentiate addiction from other problematic behaviors. In part two of the conversation, Dave suggests actions that those with addictions, and those around them, can take to begin to
Journey’s HOOKED series is a direct response to the written, weekly prayers of our community. As we have read and prayed over your words, it has become clear to us that addiction affects more lives than any of us could possibly imagine. Whether that’s substance abuse or a “process” addiction like pornography or gambling, we hope this series will help us our understanding and our healing.
If substance abuse or addiction is a problem, you are not alone. Please ask for help. You can call the National Substance Abuse and Addiction Hotline 24 hours a day at (844) 289-0879. You can always contact Journey’s pastors, too, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, by text at (615) 861-9503 or phone Journey at (615) 490-3603.
Next week: Suzie Lind and Sam Barnhart join Kevin to examine addiction’s spiritual and pastoral questions.
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