Sermon: Misplaced Faith

June 13, 2020 0

The second of this two-part series (following “What Can Christians Learn About Devotion from Addicts?“) considers recovery from addiction, and the flawed belief that just quitting drugs and getting a Read More

Documentary: Church of Felons

January 11, 2020 0

This is a good documentary on the drug crisis in rural America– specifically a particular county in Ohio. It explores the history and current situation of four addicts struggling to Read More

Catholic Ministry Uses Eucharist for Healing

November 16, 2019 0

Churches have the potential for great work in healing those in recovery. Unfortunately, few realize this potential. One Catholic ministry near Philadelphia began when concerned parishioners attended an early daily Read More

For the Children

November 12, 2019 0

We know that addiction affects not just the addict, but the whole family. How do we help the children? “Sesame Street” has a novel approach: a muppet whose mother is Read More

What Is Addiction Treatment?

October 8, 2019 0

Cross-posted from djmitchellauthor.com. How is addiction treated in this country? There’s no single answer. There isn’t even a standard for what makes treatment successful. Some measure years of abstinence. Some Read More

The Mystery of Addiction

October 3, 2019 0

Cross-posted from djmitchellauthor.com. It’s no secret that addiction is a problem in our society. It’s also no secret that, despite some advances in science, it’s not easy to treat. This Read More

Addiction: The Crisis We Can’t Handle

July 29, 2019 0

Cross-posted from djmitchellauthor.com You’ve read the news. Drug use has become an epidemic and a crisis. The statistics are staggering: Since 1979, drug overdoses are up 1,460%, and opiod overdoses Read More

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