This book will provide a general overview of nature and impact of addictions. First, I will discuss a basic philosophy regarding humanity. Second, I will review some basic statistics of the economic effects of the drug trade that fuel addictions and its financial impact on the economy. Third, I will look at the destructive impact of addictions on the human family (men, women and children). Fourth we will look at the physiological impact addiction has on the human brain. Fifth we will look at the 12 Step Model as a philosophy and how it is utilized to treat addictions. Fifth, we will also examine the scriptural basis for its development. Sixth we will review Roman Catholic theology as a source of healing for the sufferer. Last, I will present a few case studies.
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About the Author
Kevin Stephenson is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Board Certified Chaplain. He has 12 years of experience in the mental health field and in chaplaincy. He has worked with patients in both inpatient and outpatient health care settings. He has earned a B.A in Political Science from Montclair State University; a Master of Divinity and Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Oral Roberts University. He is a Roman Catholic convert. Married with six children and six grandchildren.