CHRISTIAN REFLECTIONS ON ADDICTION
(# 3 - Sociology/Relationships)
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.
This third week’s topic is on the impact of substance abuse on society, with a special focus on the small society of the family. 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 learn why exactly addiction is referred to as a “family disease” and how exactly others in the family can become affected when they are not ingesting a substance. Themes such as blame, shame, anger, guilt, grief, caring, codependence, and much more will be explored. As always, the second half of the evening focuses on various solutions as well as some positive changes that are happening in society. This week’s virtue: COURAGE.
This is the third part of a four-part series that is designed to educate and spread awareness, but unlike other secular 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.