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Addiction Counseling

Learn How To Gain Control Over Your Sinful Habits By Replacing Them Beneficial Practices.

Addiction management counseling

We understand that addiction is not just a battle with substances or behaviors; it’s often a deep-seated struggle involving emotional, mental, and spiritual turmoil. People may turn to addictive behaviors as a way to cope with life’s stresses, past traumas, or even feelings of emptiness and disconnection. These challenges are profound, but they are not insurmountable with the right support and guidance.

Addiction can stem from various sources, including stress, anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma, and a search for meaning or escape. It is often a symptom of deeper emotional and spiritual wounds.

Scriptural Foundations for Healing

At Impact Family Christian Counseling & Wellness Center, we anchor our approach in the timeless wisdom of the Bible, which offers both understanding and hope for those trapped in the cycle of addiction. For instance, Romans 7:18 states, “For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.” This verse highlights the human struggle with sin and weakness, reflecting the challenges faced by those battling addiction.

Similarly, Psalm 147:3 reassures us, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” This verse underscores God’s promise to heal and restore, offering hope and a pathway to recovery through spiritual renewal.

Christian Spiritual Tools for Overcoming Addiction

Our counseling services incorporate Christian spiritual tools that foster a deep dependency and intimacy with the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ. This spiritual journey involves several key elements:

  • Prayer and Meditation: Engaging in regular prayer and meditation can fortify one’s spiritual life and provide the strength needed to overcome addictive behaviors.
  • Scripture Study: Regularly reading and reflecting on the Bible helps individuals find guidance, comfort, and encouragement in God’s promises.
  • Community Support: Being part of a faith-based community provides accountability, mutual support, and love, all of which are crucial for lasting recovery.
  • Professional Counseling: Our trained Christian counselors offer wisdom and assistance, using therapeutic techniques informed by scripture and faith-based practices. They work with individuals to develop coping strategies that align with Christian values and teachings.

Developing Dependency and Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

At the core of our approach is the development of a personal and intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. John 14:26 tells us, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” By cultivating this relationship, individuals learn to rely not on their own strength, but on the power of God to renew and transform their lives.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY 12 STEPS

Addiction Recovery Program should be practiced with the support of a Christian Counselor, Mentor, Support Group, or Worship Community. One of the key aspects of healthy living is learning you cannot be the person you were meant to be without help. God uses gifted and loving people to empower us.

  • 1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable.

    Scripture: I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.  For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. Romans 7:18 NIV

  • 2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

    Scripture: For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:13 NIV

  • 3. We made a decision to turn our lives and our wills over to the care of God.

    Scripture: Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 NIV

  • 4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

    Scripture: Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Lamentations 3:40 NIV

  • 5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

    Scripture: Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16a NIV

  • 6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

    Scripture: Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10 NIV

  • 7. We humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings.

    Scripture: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV

  • 8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

    Scripture: Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 NIV

  • 9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

    Scripture: Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:23-24 NIV

  • 10. We continue to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

    Scripture: So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! 1 Corinthians 10:12

  • 11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us, and power to carry that out.

    Scripture: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Colossians 3:16a NIV

  • 12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs.

    Scripture: Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore them gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Galatians 6:1 NIV

CELEBRATE RECOVERY 12 STEPS

The Road to Recovery Based on the Beatitudes

Realize I’m not God; I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable. (Step 1)
          “Happy are those who know that they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3a TEV

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arnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him and that He has the power to help me recover. (Step 2)
          “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 TEV, NIV

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onsciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control. (Step 3)
          “Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5a TEV

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penly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps 4 and 5)
          “Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8a TEV

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oluntarily submit to any and all changes God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. (Steps 6 and 7)
          “Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires” Matthew 5:6a TEV

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valuate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others when possible, except when to do so would harm them or others. (Steps 8 and 9)
          “Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7a TEV; “Happy are the peacemakers” Matthew 5:9 TEV

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eserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will. (Steps 10 and 11)

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ield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and my words. (Step 12)
          “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10 TEV

FREE IN CHRIST IN-DEPTH STUDIES

Phase 1

1st Session
CHAPTER 1 PLANNING FOR VICTORY
Lesson 1: A Plan for Victory
Lesson 2: Is Alcoholism a Disease?
Lesson 3: What Are the Works of the Flesh?
2nd Session
CHAPTER 1 PLANNING FOR VICTORY
Lesson 4: Is Addiction a Sin?
Lesson 5: How To Overcome Addiction
Lesson 6: One Step To Freedom Scriptures
3rd Session
CHAPTER 1 PLANNING FOR VICTORY
Lesson 7: The Cycle of Temptation
Lesson 8: The Cycle of Sin
Lesson 9: Accountability for Restoration
4th Session
CHAPTER 1 PLANNING FOR VICTORY
Lesson 10: What Is A Daily Devotion?
Lesson 11: A Sample Daily Devotion

5th SessionCHAPTER 2 INITIAL RESTORATION
Lesson 1: Man’s Condition
Lesson 2: God’s Remedy

Phase 2

6th Session
CHAPTER 2 INITIAL RESTORATION
Lesson 3: What God Has to Say About Addiction
Lesson 4: Put Off and Put On
Lesson 5: A New Way of Thinking
7th Session
CHAPTER 3 FORGIVENESS
Lesson 1: Seeking God’s Help
Lesson 2: Our Confession
8th Session
CHAPTER 3 FORGIVENESS
Lesson 3: Turning Away From Sin
Lesson 4: Forgiving Others
9th Session
CHAPTER 4 OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S WORD
Lesson 1: Trials and Temptations
Lesson 2: Be A Doer of God’s Word
Lesson 3: Don’t Judge Others
10th Session
CHAPTER 4 OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S WORD
Lesson 4: Your Faith Is Revealed in Works
Lesson 5: Taming Your Tongue
Lesson 6: Get Godly Wisdom

Phase 3

11th Session
CHAPTER 4 OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S WORD
Lesson 7: Pride Versus Humility
Lesson 8: Perseverance and Prayer
12th Session
CHAPTER 5 SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Lesson 1: What Is Spiritual Warfare?
Lesson 2: Tactics of the Enemy
Lesson 3: The Armor of God
13th Session
CHAPTER 5 SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Lesson 4: The Power of Prayer
Lesson 5: Our Vulnerability
Lesson 6: Victory In and Through Jesus
14th Session
CHAPTER 6 THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
Lesson 1: What is the Fruit of the Spirit?
Lesson 2: Love
Lesson 3: Joy
15th Session
CHAPTER 6 THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
Lesson 4: Peace
Lesson 5: Patience
Lesson 6: Kindness

Phase 4

16th Session
CHAPTER 6 THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
Lesson 7: Goodness
Lesson 8: Faithfulness
Lesson 9: Gentleness
Lesson 10: Self Control

17th Session

CHAPTER 7 GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
Lesson 1: When We Are Tempted
Lesson 2: No Room For Excuses

18th Session
CHAPTER 7 GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
Lesson 3: Treasure God’s Word
Lesson 4: To Equip and Edify
19th Session
CHAPTER 7 GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
Lesson 5: God Is Faithful to Deliver
Lesson 6: I Can Do All Things Through Christ
20th Session
CHAPTER 7 GOD’S FAITHFULNESS
Lesson 7: Trusting God

What Is Christian Counseling?

  • Christian counseling is confidential, Bible-based counseling by one trained and experienced in both pastoral and counseling ministry.
  • Christian counseling is not designed to treat severe mental illness. We do not perform psychiatric or psychological evaluations, nor prescribe medication.
  • The Christian counselor uses prayer and scripture to welcome God’s presence in the healing process.
  • A typical counseling session lasts one to two hours. After the first meeting, the counselor will make recommendations for follow-up appointments, growth assignments, Christian spiritual practices of grace, and participation in other support ministries, well as a fellowship with a local corporate or house church, or small group ministry.

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