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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

HARMFUL ADDICTION OR SINFUL HABIT PATTERNS




FIVE MYTHS ABOUT DRUG ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE


MYTH 1: Overcoming addiction is a simply a matter of willpower. You can stop using drugs if you really want to. Prolonged exposure to drugs alters the brain in ways that result in powerful cravings and a compulsion to use. These brain changes make it extremely difficult to quit by sheer force of will.

MYTH 2: Addiction is a disease; there’s nothing you can do about it. Most experts agree that addiction is a brain disease, but that doesn’t mean you’re a helpless victim. The brain changes associated with addiction can be treated and reversed through therapy, medication, exercise, and other treatments.

MYTH 3: Addicts have to hit rock bottom before they can get better. Recovery can begin at any point in the addiction process—and the earlier, the better. The longer drug abuse continues, the stronger the addiction becomes and the harder it is to treat. Don’t wait to intervene until the addict has lost it all.

MYTH 4: You can’t force someone into treatment; they have to want help. Treatment doesn’t have to be voluntary to be successful. People who are pressured into treatment by their family, employer, or the legal system are just as likely to benefit as those who choose to enter treatment on their own. As they sober up and their thinking clears, many formerly resistant addicts decide they want to change.

MYTH 5: Treatment didn’t work before, so there’s no point trying again; some cases are hopeless. Recovery from drug addiction is a long process that often involves setbacks. Relapse doesn’t mean that treatment has failed or that you’re a lost cause. Rather, it’s a signal to get back on track, either by going back to treatment or adjusting the treatment approach.


 Can someone who has a sinful habit pattern, or harmful addiction habit be cured? 

YES
 The scriptures give principles that teach us not to be harmful to our body, soul and mind.  When we do there are results that will be harmful to our body and mind.  There will be result for any sinful patters of living.  Can we see those habit patterns stopped?  YES.  

While God could cure any sinful habit as well as He could cure any diseased we have prayed that He would, but there are steps that would naturally have to be taken.

Most of the time  people get into sinful habit patterns by  WRONG  THINKING.  Most of the time even "Christians" get themselves into wrong sinful patterns by forgetting to apply the scriptural principles.

THERE ARE SOME GOOD HABITS THAT WE NEED TO GET INTO THE PATTERN OF LIVING.