CHRISTIAN REFLECTIONS ON ADDICTION
This reflective evening will explore the epidemic of addiction in our society and our responsibility as followers of Christ in responding to those who are suffering. It is an educational, informational, and inspirational evening that is intended for everyone, including the afflicted and their families and friends, counselors, nurses, priests, deacons, etc., those in the criminal justice system, educators, and anyone who would like to learn more to become part of a solution to the current epidemic.
Each week covers one aspect of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of addiction.
Week two’s focus is on some of the psychological theories that perhaps best explain the use of substances. Although the full benefit is achieved if you attend all four evenings, each evening is an independent presentation. Please join us even if you cannot attend all four evenings.
During this session, we will journey through our human growth and development to consider our core wounds and the layers and layers of traits that we wear for protection which ultimately cause more harm than good. We will see that the common denominator in all our misguided attempts (whether using substances or not) is the desire to avoid more pain. The second half of the evening will include what is necessary to make the journey back to our true selves buried deep within. This week’s virtue: EMPATHY.
This is the second part of a four-part series that is designed to educate and spread awareness, but unlike other programs this uniquely Christian program offers HOPE and SUPPORT, ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY, and FOSTERS MERCY, FAITH, AND LOVE.
This program is being co-sponsored by St. Margaret Parish, Narberth, and St. John Vianney Parish, Gladwyne. To register, call St. Margaret at 610-664-3770 or St. John Vianney at 610-642-0938.