Addiction & Life-Controlling Problems

What is addiction? Addiction is a progressive loss of control over the use of a substance or behavior. The user becomes obsessed with the substance or behavior despite adverse consequences. They deny the existence of a problem if confronted. Addiction does not just affect the individual person. It is also damaging to families, relationships, careers, and many other aspects of life.

There are many other problems, besides drugs and alcohol, that have the potential to do as much damage as substance abuse. In fact, substance abuse is often symptomatic of much deeper life-controlling problems. People struggling with these issues can also benefit from an addiction recovery program.

Lifestyle addictions cover a wide array of issues that affect many people. Poor self-image, violence and anger issues, eating disorders, and sexual addiction are some common examples of lifestyle addictions. Our Christ-centered approach offers the time and space for those who are struggling to experience God’s love and grace.

Alcohol

Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer, wine, and liquor. It is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches. It

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Anabolic Steroids

“Anabolic steroids” is the familiar name for synthetic variants (also called roids, juice, gym candy and pumpers) of the male sex hormone testosterone. Anabolic steroids can

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Anger/Violence

People with anger issues tend to get excited over expressing rage, or getting angry with little to no cause.   Anger is a common emotion and

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Bath Salts

The term “bath salts” refers to an emerging family of drugs containing one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant found naturally

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Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. It produces short-term euphoria, energy, and

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are marked with a significant change in common eating habits. Some may start gradually, taking away or adding more food to their diet,

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Ecstasy – Molly

Ecstasy, Molly, or MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine), popularly known as Clarity, Adam, Eve, lover’s speed, peace, uppers, ecstasy or, more recently, as Molly, is a synthetic, psychoactive

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Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate pain reliever. It’s typically prescribed to patients for severe pain or injury, or after a patient has undergone surgery. It

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Gambling

Gambling addiction is a continual urges to gamble despite the negative consequences it will have towards an individual or their loved ones.  Gambling addicts will

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