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Good News for the Chemically Dependent and Those Who Love Them

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Millions of people are caught in the vortex of addiction to alcohol, methamphetamines or some other form of prescription or non-prescription drug. The devastation and despair even extend within church walls, often hidden by the victims and those around them. These addictions leave confusion and broken relationships in their wake. Jeff VanVonderen provides answers to the myriad of questions facing those with addictions and those looking to help them. Updated with information on the latest designer drugs, including...
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Overview

Millions of people are caught in the vortex of addiction to alcohol, methamphetamines or some other form of prescription or non-prescription drug. The devastation and despair even extend within church walls, often hidden by the victims and those around them. These addictions leave confusion and broken relationships in their wake. Jeff VanVonderen provides answers to the myriad of questions facing those with addictions and those looking to help them. Updated with information on the latest designer drugs, including crystal meth, here is a powerful resource that can help see churches, families, and individuals through their darkest times.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764200380
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 917,955
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff VanVonderen is an internationally known speaker on addictions and church and family wellness. He has worked as a counselor in both residential and out-patient treatment settings, as well as in the religious community, taught at the college level, and is the author of several books including Families Where Grace Is In Place. He makes his home in California.
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Table of Contents

Part I Darkened in Understanding, Alienated From Life
Introduction 11
1 The Road to Addiction Is Ugly, Not Scenic 14
2 Futility of Mind 31
3 The Power of Chemicals 50
4 "Saving" a Family Member While Losing a Family 65
5 Infected for Generations 81
6 Shame: The Hurt That Keeps on Hurting 96
Part II Good News for the Chemically Dependent and Those Who Love Them
Introduction 118
7 Helping Those Who Don't Know They Need It 122
8 Health Can't Be Legislated 143
9 Helping Those Who Know They Need It 158
10 Help and Hope for Those Who Love Them 170
11 The Church's Stance: Helpful or Hurtful? 188
12 "Grace-full" Relationships: The Environment Needed for Health 204
13 Pinning Down the Problem 224
Additional Resources 237
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