We live in an addictive age, and many people are suffering silently. For anyone who is called to counsel those with addictions, The Quick-Reference Guide to Addictions and Recovery Counseling will be a welcome guide to bring hope, life, and freedom.
This A-Z guide gives pastors, professional counselors, and lay helpers the information they need to help recovering church members, clients, and friends work through the spiritual and emotional issues connected to addiction. The many types of substance abuse and behavioral addictions addressed include:
Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies typical symptoms and patterns, definitions and key thoughts, questions to ask, directions for the conversation, action steps, biblical insights, prayer starters, and recommended resources.
With the plague of addictions found in the church today, those called to a ministry of hope and healing must be prepared for the plethora of struggles that will come their way. This in-depth guide should be at the top of your list as you pour grace into hurting lives and lead people toward recovery.
—Mark Laaser, cofounder of Faithful and True and bestselling author of Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction
An excellent and invaluable resource for pastors, lay leaders, and counselors dealing with ministry for those trapped in addiction--especially for those inside the church doors. Addiction knows no boundaries, and those in leadership in the church need this kind of educational tool.
—David Stoop, psychologist, coauthor of the Life Recovery Bible and cohost of Christian radio talk show New Life Live!
The tool you hold in your hand is much-needed in today's broken world. The pages contain a broad and yet in-depth spectrum of advice and guidance to help you impact those struggling in addictions.
—John Baker, founder of Celebrate Recovery
In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
Tim Clinton is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies, professor of counseling and pastoral care at Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a licensed professional counselor.
Eric Scalise is an author, speaker, and vice president for professional development at AACC and the former department chair for counseling programs at Regent University.