Breaking the Stronghold of Addictions
Professional counselor guide assures addicts: ‘You can be free’
LONGWOOD, FLâ€" The impulsive and uncontrollable nature of substance abuse and other addictions causes addicts and their families to reap devastating emotional and psychological consequences. While many books cover addictions from a clinical aspect or a spiritual one, Breaking the Spirit of Addiction: Counselor Guide ($14.99, paperback, 9781612155678) covers both. In it, author Bishop Samuel J. Jones helps counselors to identify the spiritual strongholds that addicts struggle with and provide biblical-based principles to overcome them.
â€?"I want readers to understand that there are different components to addictive behaviors which are spiritual, emotional, psychological, and physical,” says Bishop Jones, who hosts a national television show called Families in Focus: From a Christian Perspective. â€?"In order for freedom from addictions to occur all these components need to be addressed.”
The book covers a wide range of addictions, showing how they all carry similar spiritual strongholds. â€?"Many therapists and secular addiction counselors say ‘once an addict always an addict,’” says Bishop Jones. â€?"Therefore, addicts will be in bondage to their addictions for the rest of their lives. This book shows that people can be free from their addictions by the power of God.”
Bishop Samuel J. Jones is bishop of the Good News Fellowship of Churches in Birmingham, Alabama. Long before he became bishop, he worked successfully with hundreds of drug addicts for more than 17 years and is the founder/president of Highways & Hedges, an outreach to hardcore drugs addicts and gang members.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Breaking the Spirit of Addiction through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Breaking the Spirit of Addiction is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.