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Category: Addiction

Drug and Alcohol Addictions: Causes and Enabling vs. Helping

By Gian Milles, MS, LPC, Integrity Counseling Services Causes of Drug and Alcohol Addictions According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, people begin taking drugs for one or any combination of four reasons: 1) to feel good 2) to feel better if they are feeling bad 3) to improve performance or psychological functioning 4)…

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Death by Distraction

By Deborah Rojas, MA, Integrity Counseling Services — Could you handle a few technology-free days? No phone, no laptop, no music — power down the technological devices, and not because the word “vice” is in “device.” Stillness and true quiet are necessary for contemplation, the time and space for getting to know God and ourselves…

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Do You Have These Six Symptoms of Pornography Addiction?

By Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., LPC, SATP, CSAT, Integrity Counseling Services — Many people who struggle with pornography use wonder if they might be addicted to it. Here are six common warning signs for addiction: Viewing pornography frequently or binging: There are many ways that people who are addicted can use pornography. For some, there…

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The Three Tiers of Recovery

By Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., LPC, SATP, CSAT, Integrity Counseling Services —  As Director of Integrity Counseling Services, people frequently ask me what the recovery process entails. I often describe recovery as a three-tiered process: sobriety, inner-healing and transformation. SOBRIETY: Being sober means no longer using the substance to which you were addicted – pornography….

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Where is God in Recovery?

By Peter C. Kleponis, Ph.D., SATP, CSAT, Integrity Counseling Services — People often wonder where God is when they struggle with an addiction. At Integrity Counseling Services, many of the men I work with who struggle with pornography addiction have prayed fervently for God to take it away. However, they feel their prayers have fallen on…

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