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Understanding Addiction in a Ministry Setting

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Stephen Carroll, Ph.D., LCPC, explores the current research on the role of religious beliefs and spirituality on the development of and treatment for addictions.

Product Description

Overview

Substance addiction is a common challenge for Church ministers, from ministering to families of addicts to supporting fellow priests or religious struggling with substance abuse. Understanding addiction can help us serve others more effectively. Stephen Carroll, Ph.D., LCPC, explores the current research on the role of religious beliefs and spirituality on the development of and treatment for addictions. Discussion includes case studies on addiction in pastoral and community settings.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Explore the role of spirituality and religious beliefs in the addiction and recovery process;
  2. Learn the warning signs that someone is struggling with substance abuse; and
  3. Identify strategies for supporting people suffering from addiction.

Who Should Participate

Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. Do I know someone whose behavior might indicate a problem with substance abuse?
  2. How can I support this person effectively while still maintaining my emotional health?
  3. At what point is it necessary to recommend clinical treatment? What if he or she refuses help?