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By Dave Batty. Addiction Basics. Teen Challenge Staff Training Course T507.02 iTeenChallenge.org. 1.Teen Challenge history on dealing with addictions. Drug treatment 50 years ago when TC started—not much hope for a cure Faith-based solution not widely accepted by treatment professionals. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Addiction Basics

Addiction BasicsBy Dave Batty

Teen Challenge Staff Training Course T507.02iTeenChallenge.org12/2009 T507.021Addiction Basics1.Teen Challenge history on dealing with addictionsDrug treatment 50 years ago when TC startednot much hope for a cureFaith-based solution not widely accepted by treatment professionals

12/2009 T507.022Addiction Basics2.Definition of addiction

Chemical dependency (addiction) is the process of increasingly turning to chemical use to meet lifes needs. Jeffrey VanVonderanI will not be mastered by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12

12/2009 T507.023Addiction Basics3.Life-controlling problems, not just drug addiction, cause damageFalse beliefs/delusion/denialParallel addictionsSymptoms vs root problemsDeep damage from abuse and neglect

12/2009 T507.024Addiction BasicsHow does one get caught in an addiction?

12/2009 T507.025Addiction Basics4.Four stages of addictionExperimentation

HighNormalLow12/2009 T507.026Addiction Basics4.Four stages of addictionSocial Use

HighNormalLow12/2009 T507.027Addiction Basics4.Four stages of addictionHarmful Abuse (Daily Preoccupation)

HighNormalLow12/2009 T507.028Addiction Basics4.Four stages of addictionUses to feel normal

HighNormalLow12/2009 T507.029Addiction Basics4.Four stages of addictionExperimentationSocial UseHarmful Abuse (Daily Preoccupation)Uses to feel normal

12/2009 T507.0210Addiction Basics5.Addiction is death on the installment plan

12/2009 T507.0211Addiction Basics6.What is the process of real change?addict

>> ex-addict

>> non-addict

Real change involves transformation of your whole life, not just to get off drugs.

12/2009 T507.0212Addiction Basics7.What are the keys to overcoming addiction?Relationship with JesusRenewing your mindPut off old way of living and put on new way of living

12/2009 T507.0213Addiction Basics7.What are the keys to overcoming addiction?God dependency is the process of increasingly turning to God to meet lifes needs.

12/2009 T507.0214Addiction Basics8.Questions for discussion12/2009 T507.0215Addiction Basicswww.Globaltc.org

www.iTeenChallenge.org12/2009 T507.0216Addiction Basics

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