Bondage Essay

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BROKEN CHAINS 2BROKEN CHAINS 14Broken ChainsElliot SanchezLiberty UniversityCounselors Professional Identity, Function, EthicsCOUN 501Dr. Stanley McCrearyJuly 30, 2013Running head: BROKEN CHAINS 1AbstractTo be in bondage or enslaved to anything is a horrible feeling. In the past men where enslaved to people. People owned people to do with as they pleased. In modern days in many ways being enslaved still exists. A person can find themselves enslaved to a career, money, food, drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography to name a view, the list could go on for pages. This paper will cover substance abuse and addictions. This paper will also encompass possible avenues of recovery if chosen by the person who wants to break the chains of bondage in their lives.Table of ContentAbstract_______________________________________________________________2Introduction____________________________________________________________4Defining Addiction______________________________________________________4The Brain and the body__________________________________________________5Addictive Substances____________________________________________________7Causes of Addiction_____________________________________________________8Healing in Christ_______________________________________________________10Personal Exhortation___________________________________________________12Closing_______________________________________________________________13References____________________________________________________________14IntroductionToday's world there are a variety of ways to indulge oneself. There are so many different ways to bring us a happiness that is fleeting. Such activities like shopping, eating, watching television, a drink, one time use of a drug, one view of a pornographic picture would seem to be the norm in today's society yet so many unsuspecting people are finding themselves strangled in the chains of addiction to many of these substances.The topics of this paper will come to form with a working definition of addiction. Once the definition has been established the tour of addiction will start in the brain. One would wonder as to why some would come to a place of addiction so this paper will outline but a few reasons why adults become addicted to substance and addiction. Substances come in different forms and we will take a brief tour of those who would find themselves bound to substances. With so many people and different personalities it would seem logical these many people would be led to addiction by a great many reasons. This paper will outline a few of these reasons. In closing I would be remiss to not mention the healing power and healing found in the redemption power of Christ Jesus.Defining Addiction The first order of business will be to define what addiction is. Science states in order for Addictive behavior to be considered scientific it must be diagnosed by the DSM-III-R. The following outline sets the standard for determining if any given behavioral syndrome is an...

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