Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 13, 2009
In 2005, 184,400 Americans who were admitted to drug treatment programs (roughly 10% of the total) were over 50, up from 143,000, (8%) in 2001. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration foresees 4.4 million older substance abusers by 2020 vs. 1.7 million in
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 19, 2009
Addicted to Unkind Words
Joseph Telushkin, author of Words That Hurt, Words That Heal, lectures throughout our country on the powerful and often negative impact of words. He often asks those in his audience if they can go 24 hours without saying any unkind words about or to another person.
Contributed by Don Mcclain on Jan 22, 2003
ADDICTION: The existence of Gamblers Anonymous implies that gambling can be addictive! -
Current estimates list approximately 2.5 million people as pathological gamblers, another 3 million as problem gamblers, and another 15 million people as at risk to become problem or
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 14, 2009
NEW GAMBLING ADDICTION TEMPTATIONS
Free online gaming could lead to the very real problem of gambling addiction. 33% of Oregon teens play free casino-type games online, according to the state’s Dept. of Human Services. The games
ADDICTION | Angeles Arrien, a cultural anthropologist, describes our situation this way. She says our condition is one of universal addiction. She has written that we are all afflicted with addictions, not necessarily to drugs or alcohol or other substances -- those are merely symptoms -- but
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 3, 2006
Pornography & Sexual Addiction: The National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families reports Americans invested $220 million at fee-based adult sites in ‘01, and 27.5 million visited a pornography website in January ‘02. 3%-6% of the U.S. public is thought to be sexually addicted. More
Contributed by Matt Neace on Jun 13, 2018
Former baseball great Darryl Strawberry play 17 major league seasons with the Mets, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees. He won a World Series with the Mets in 1986. But off the field, Strawberry struggled with addiction for most of his adult life.
He was recently asked by Sports Spectrum radio,
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 3, 2012
TOP TEN ADDICTIONS
The top 10 addictions verify these statements:
Alcohol, smoking, drugs, gambling, food, video games, internet, sexual, shopping, work
People succumb to these addictions in search of peace and fulfillment; but fail to realize either one. It is a sad, circular, dangerous,
JOYCE MEYERS: ADDICTED TO PEACE
"It sounds strange but when I started learning to be peaceful, I was bored at first. I was so accustomed to having something major go on in my life all the time that I wondered what am I supposed to do with myself. That describes how my life used to be. I had no
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 10, 2012
THE PUNISHMENT OF THE GOLF ADDICT
Once there was a man who was such a golf addict that he was neglecting his job. Frequently he would call in sick as an excuse to play.
One morning, after making his usual call to the office, an angel up above spotted him on the way to the golf course and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 10, 2011
If we’re going to get our appetite back for the pure, spiritual milk of God’s Word, then we need to get rid of the junk food of broken relationships. We need to put away those wrong attitudes of the heart that keep us from loving each other.
The five things listed here
Contributed by James Snyder on Aug 8, 2020
Some people say we are living in the "new normal." I'm not sure exactly what they mean, and I don't have the time to ask, nor the desire.
If the "new normal" is what I have been experiencing in the parsonage for the last several months, I'm all for it. Let it
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Dec 3, 2007
Anne Lamont was addicted to coke and alcohol, involved in a messy affair that produced a child whom she had just aborted, and she watched her best friend die of cancer. Sometimes Anne would visit a small church nearby sitting in the back listening to the singing but always leaving before the
Pornography Addiction - Did you know?
a. ...that pornography consumption can be as mood altering and as addictive as narcotics? (Richard Drake, assistant professor at Brigham Young University College of Nursing) In fact, some studies have indicated that pornography can have the same effect on the
Pornography Addiction has a deadly progression says Tom Buford a converted porn addict, “Our thanks to Morality In Media for the use of the following information from Healing Sexual and Pornography Addictions by Dr. Victor Cline.”
1. FIRST STEP - ADDICTION - "The first change that happened was an
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 19, 2007
Reduce Risk The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse has identified religious involvement and family dinners as the two key factors reducing risk of teen
A homeless drug addict in June 1984, John Corapi stumbled back into his mother’s house, with what he called all the forces of hell riding on his shoulder. He prayed for the first time in years and experienced the mercy of God, a sense of peace that replaced the wrath he had felt until then. He
Contributed by Charles Wallis on Mar 20, 2008
Bayless was a drug addict. Bayless grew up in Southern California where, during his teenage years, he became involved in a lifestyle of drug and alcohol abuse. After years of searching for truth, and a number of near-death experiences, he found Jesus as his Savior when a 12-year-old boy shared the
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jun 27, 2007
When we get taken over by habits, addictions or patterns of behaviour which stunt our purpose in life it is often helpful to do something to break the cycle. Just as it’s good for a recovering alcoholic to get rid of every drop of alcohol in the house, there was an occasion when I threw away two
Sexual Addiction is from the dark side and those who struggle with it need deliverance. This is only possible by surrendering your life over to the Lord Jesus Christ – Lets look at the symptoms of a sex addict:
1. Sexual acting out despite serious consequences and repeated attempts at