Item description for Good News for the Chemically Dependent and Those Who Love Them by Jeff VanVonderen...
Overview A Path Toward Freedom and Recovery for Those Struggling With Substance Abuse Millions of people are caught in the vortex of addiction to alcohol, prescription and non-prescription drugs. It leaves confusion, despair, and broken relationships in its wake. And despite what many want to believe, chemical dependency is a silent storm quietly raging within the church. Updated with information in the latest designer drugs, including crystal meth, this powerful resource will help guide individuals, families, and churches through their darkest times. Jeff VanVonderen provides answers to the many questions facing those with addictions and those looking to help them, including: * How and why people become dependent * What steps must be taken to overcome the dependency * Why total family wellness is essential to long-range recovery * What friends, loved ones, and the church should - and shouldn't - do to help
Publishers Description 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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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764200380 ISBN13 9780764200380
Availability 0 units.
More About Jeff VanVonderen
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.
Jeff VanVonderen currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Good News for the Chemically Dependent and Those Who Love Them?
Wake up, Enablers! Jul 29, 2002
If you ready to make a difference in your family AND help the one who is chemically dependent, read this book. Whether you are the one who is chemically dependent or a family member who has participated in this life-style with the addict, this book tells you exactly what it is going to take to get the addict and the family back to functioning as normal as possible. The author includes Christianity as a helping tool but understands that the church is not exclusive to this healing process. Sometimes your pastor and church family doesn't understand enough about the addiction disease to help families and that's okay too as long as you seek professional help AND look to your Christian support. If you want honesty and are committed to becoming a healthy person/family again, this is the book that can make the difference.
A very practical book! Oct 26, 1999
This books is very practical. It explains the origin of substance abuse in a person's life and its effects--which are not only on the individual but also their family. This has helped me immensely with my chemically dependent sister.