What kind of advice does the Bible give for people with addictions?

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Breaking Addiction


 This question is complex, but I will simplify. All addictiveness begins with an inner void: God created an inner void that He alone can meet. When someone chooses to fill the inner void with something or someone, addiction begins to grow. The more the process repeats, the stronger the addictiveness becomes.

However, if the same person chooses to satisfy an inner void with a relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ, addiction does not grow strong nor take root. While this is a very simple definition, the point is clear. God made us to need Him. Without Him, people fill an inner void with substances or relationships. As a counselor, we seek to lead people back to a new relationship with God. In so doing, God meets their needs and addiction does not occur.

Philippians 2:13 states:
“for it is God, which worketh in your to will and to do of His good pleasure.”

John 10::10 states:
“and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth will set you free.”

Those bound to addictiveness can find freedom through knowing the Truth.

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Dr. Rickey A. Nation, Ph.D. is the Founder and Director of Abundant Life Christian Counseling Services, located in East Tennessee. Dr. Nation has been in ministry since 1985 and started three youth ministries and a counseling ministry. Dr. Nation has a background of seven years in sales, management and marketing. This background enabled him to start ministries and write the one-of-a-kind ministry starter course “How To Start A Counseling Ministry and Take It Higher.” This course is being used-of-God to help begin counseling ministries throughout America and many other countries around the world. Dr. Nation has a vision from God to help begin counseling ministries in America and throughout the world. God is raising up Christian Counseling Ministries to help bring America back to God and it is exciting to see so many people obeying the call.

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