The Addiction Connection Podcast
#183 - Thankfulness in 2022
#183 - Thankfulness in 2022
November 24, 2022
#182 - Marijuana is NOT Harmless and Here's Why
Conversation between Jim and Mark about a fuller understanding of the harms and impacts of marijuana use and the hope and peace that can come from a totally transformed life after addiction. 1 Corinthians 10:23 Proverbs 31:6-7 3:48 Dr. Shaw quotes the World News Group article, "Marijuana on the Ballot" by Addie Offerings can be found: https://wng.org/roundups/marijuana-on-the-ballot-1668027897 5:55 "This ain't your mama's marijuana," is referring to the article The dangerous side effects of THC" by Bonnie Pritchett at World News Group which is found at: https://wng.org/podcasts/the-dangerous-side-effects-of-thc-1659589171 11:22 Dr. Shaw refers to the Wall Street Journal article, "Cannabis and the Violent Crime Surge," by Allysia Finley, which can be found: https://www.wsj.com/articles/cannabis-and-the-violent-crime-surge-marijuana-pot-use-thc-shootings-psychosis-mental-11654540197 15:41 Drug enforcement, homelessness, fentanyl, and meth addiction 17:26 What is the hope for the underlying spiritual heart issue with all addictions? 25:02 Use of psychedelics in Mexico as people search for things that only God can give 26:45 Dr. Shaw quotes the significantly increased risk of schizophrenia with marijuana usage article published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology (January 2022) can be found: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jclp.23312
November 22, 2022
#181 - Mark with Josh and Nipo on South African Addictions Outreach
#181 - Mark with Josh and Nipo on South African Addictions Outreach | #TACPod
November 14, 2022
#180 - Addiction Recovery: Staying After It!
Conversation between Greg Kirk, CJ McMurry & Dr. Mark Shaw about addictions, residential programs, and what God says about worship, idolatry, and redemption. #180 - Addiction Recovery: Staying After It!
November 08, 2022
#179 - Re-wrapping Sin in Decorative Ways
Conversation between Dr. Mark E. Shaw, Jim Quigley, & CJ McMurry about addiction, biblical counseling, and the local church.
October 24, 2022
#178 - Transformation Testimonies: Andrew & Kat Held
From running in rebellion to reconciling youths to God – this Transformation Testimony is how God pursued Andrew Held, (a CABC) and his wife Kat, transforming from a rebellious addictive lifestyle to loving and serve Jesus, helping other rebellious teens know God and the hope of the Gospel at Salem 4 Youth Ranch in Flanagan, IL (near Chicago). Andrew Held is passionate about gospel-izing and disciple-making teens as he serves as Salem4Youth's addiction counselor, Associate Pastor, and on cottage staff. Andrew's wife, Kat Held, faithfully serves Youth for Christ as a Risk Management Specialist and actively volunteers at Salem4Youth Ranch. Mark E. Shaw, D.Min., founded The Addiction Connection in 2012 and is the author of 26 publications on addictions and biblical counseling. He serves as the Director of Counseling at Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, KY. 1:49 How does Salem 4 Youth love and serve hurting families? 3:30 The Ranch's daily schedule overview 6:43 Drew's calling; Program roles, and responsibilities 7:30 Drew's background story, rebellion, drug house 14:28 Kat enters Andrew's world, her background story of doubting God's goodness 19:48 A change in Andrew's heart, and Kat's salvation 22:20 Kat reflects on God's pursuit of them 26:19 Reaching gang members: Friendship Park, using Answers in Genesis' Creation Apologetics, Dare to Share 27:52 Utilizing Youth for Christ's Campus Life / City Life, entering high schools 28:58 Reaching troubled young men & sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ 30:30 What Philippians taught Andrew recently 34:19 Drew's arrival at the Ranch 36:40 Avoiding full-time ministry loneliness, inaccurately perishing thoughts 38:36 Kat on great leadership 40:20 How to support Salem 4 Youth: https://www.salem4youth.com/how-to-help/donations/
October 03, 2022
#177 - Gospel-Centered Ranching to Reach Young Men
How does Salem 4 Youth reach hurting and hardened young men ages 12-17 with the Gospel? Exclusive in-studio conversation between Terry Benge and Dr. Mark E. Shaw about a residential program and boarding school for boys in Illinois. Terry shares his calling to serve both boys and their families through Christ-centered biblical counseling given through daily life on the Ranch. Support Salem 4 Youth at www.salem4youth.com/how-to-help/donations/ Terry Benge serves as Executive Director, Lead Pastor and Family Counselor at Salem4Youth Ranch. He is a husband, dad, and grandfather. Mark E. Shaw founded The Addiction Connection in 2012 and is the author of 26 publications on addictions and biblical counseling. He serves as the Director of Counseling at Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, KY. [Full Podcast Timestamps] 2:44 Terry's call to serve at Salem 4 Youth Ranch (Isaiah 1:16-20) 6:27 How the Ranch serves a hurting family, facing challenging issues 7:33 Who is the Program really for/not for? 8:56 Eliminating state funding 10:28 Terry: "The best way is for us to live that way ourselves" 16:28 Terry on the 23 staff currently serving 12 young men 18:18 How to avoid staff fatigue, frustration, and burnout: "Nobody on the Ranch has to be the hero" 20:40 Certifications, lay people, and jumping into ministry 23:20 Salem 4 Youth's ministry ethos, some of the process 26:31 The Ranch's unique opportunities for students: Riding/Team roping/Equine studies, Photography... 30:00 Welding, Skilled trades, Sports, Beekeeping/Apiary 34:49 Worldview formed by age 13 37:20 The Ranch's dedication 39:34 Saving a stadium vs Individual ministry or "helping the 12"
September 23, 2022
#176 - Everyday Talk with Jay Younts: Lust
How do we get into a never-ending cycle of doing things that we feel guilty about? What happens to make us lose all sensitivity? Conversation among Jay Younts, Jim Quigley & Dr. Mark Shaw about the lust cycle. In the second half of the conversation, Jay gives a first-hand account of personally knowing the late Dr. Jay Adams and serving alongside him. Jay Younts is an author, counselor, and has a YouTube channel to provide daily encouragement from God's Word. He currently serves as an elder at Village Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC. Mark E. Shaw founded The Addiction Connection in 2012 and is the author of 26 publications on addictions and biblical counseling. He serves as the Director of Counseling at Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, KY. Jim Quigley is a CABC, serves TAC as Chairman of the Board, and is the Executive Director at Freedom Farm Ministries in Boone, NC, found at freedomfarmministries.org Find out more about Jay Younts: EverydayTalk247.com Find Everyday Talk About Sex and Marriage by Jay Younts: https://www.amazon.com/Everyday-Talk-About-Sex-Marriage/dp/1633420876/ref=sr_1_1?crid=PR596SXTAT4E&keywords=Everyday+talk+about+sex+marriage&qid=1663022376&sprefix=everyday+talk+about+sex+marriag%2Caps%2C81&sr=8-1 Find Get Wisdom! by Ruth Younts: https://www.amazon.com/Get-Wisdom-Ruth-Younts/dp/1936908123/ref=sr_1_15?crid=9RXR1UOUMQ6K&keywords=Get+Wisdom%21&qid=1663022292&sprefix=get+wisdom+%2Caps%2C114&sr=8-15
September 13, 2022
#175 - God is More At Work Than We're Aware
Conversation between Justin Lakemacher, Jim Quigley & Dr. Mark Shaw about current events, addictions treatment and ministry. 2:30 Labor in vain? (Ps. 127) 5:43 Justin and Redemption House 7:45 God's glory, like Gideon 11:11 "If they would just _____ , they would transform..." (2 Tim. 2:26) 13:40 Importance of challenging disbelief against the Bible 15:45 Justin on Exodus: "Worshipping our way out of addiction" 22:41 Instant gratification and how words matter 26:13 How "worshipping out of addiction" means connection 31:30 Why Ps. 127 shows God is at work more than we're aware 35:18 How Redemption House is growing 38:53 Jim on discovering the biblical counseling community 44:25 Justin on new fatherhood 48:07 Justin's son 50:00 Justin on writing for Desiring God, behind his writing process 53:23 Fun at Redemption House, whirlyball
August 29, 2022
#174 - SSRI Research Retracted
Does Acts 19:25-27 give us insight into those who promote psychotropic medications, specifically SSRI's? 3:43 What is being said now about serotonin deficiency cause of depression? 9:40 What is "mechanism of action" and why you should care 15:12 Do no harm? 9/14/1989 mass shooting in the state of Kentucky 21:44 Where is the emphasis: solid research or self-reporting? "Drugs are Not the Answer to Every Human Problem" by Tucker Carlson 24:19 Alzheimers' research, treatments beginning retracted now? article found at https://www.science.org/content/article/potential-fabrication-research-images-threatens-key-theory-alzheimers-disease 32:15 Loni Willison 8-1-22 article found at https://celebrities.awm.com/she-used-to-be-one-of-hollywoods-elite-but-now-shes-living-on-the-streets-2-2-2-2-2-2/ 40:05 How can we help people talk about their driving motivations in addiction? Find Kari's Home (for women in addiction) at https://www.freedomfarmministries.org/women/
August 22, 2022
#173 - Researchers Found Possible Alcoholism Cure?
Conversation between Jim Quigley, CJ McMurry, & Wes Pinkley about current events, addictions treatment and ministry. 1:20 Possible alcoholism cure, according to University of Iowa 5:15 Legitimate medical treatment for alcoholism? 11:07 Using psychotropics, searching for answers, and wanting to feel better 17:55 Who can answer the reason why people continue to be addicted? 21:40 Just a biological problem or spiritual problem, or both at play? 22:55 What is the largest hurdle the Christian world has to overcome? Philippians 2:12-13
August 15, 2022
#172 - Purveyors of Grace with Pastor Wes Pinkley
Conversation between Jim Quigley, CJ McMurry, & Wes Pinkley about current events, addictions treatment and ministry. 0:00 Pastor Wes Pinkley 1:26 The 215th Anniversary of his church 2:55 How Wes started doing Biblical Counseling 7:52 Wes: "If sin is the problem, Christ is the cure" 12:08 CJ on going through addiction treatments, learning transformation 18:48 Jim on his "vendetta against 12-Step programs", legalism/works vs. transformation 28:04 Wes: "Christ Steps Toward Us" 31:00 CJ: "If you get your whole life straightened up, and you still go to hell... that bothers me" 34:17 Jim: "We make terrible saviors..." 35:57 Wes: "Open my eyes to see what You're already doing..."
August 08, 2022
#171 - Perseverance Required in Pastoral Care and Addiction Ministry
Conversation between Dr. Mark E. Shaw and Jim Quigley with Pastor Steve Short discuss addiction biblical counseling in the local church. Pastor Steve Short is a CABC and an ordained minister, who after decades of pastoring a church, is now actively serving in a retired capacity at Beamsville Christian Church, his local church in Greenville, Ohio. He can be found at https://www.beamsvillechurch.com where they have an ACBC-certified training center for other pastors and lay people, and provide counseling for church members and for the community. Dr. Mark E. Shaw is the Founder of The Addiction Connection, author, ordained minister, certified alcohol and drug addiction counselor, speaker, and professor who is a CABC, with IABC and ACBC certifications. He serves as the Director of Counseling at Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, KY. Jim is a CABC, and is the Chairman of the Board of The Addiction Connection, while serving as the Executive Director of Freedom Farm Ministries in Boone, NC. 2:24 Gal 5:16 Am I walking by the spirit or am I walking in the desires of my flesh? 3:38 Day-to-day residential ministry struggles 6:27 What happened? Christian critic JD Hall of Fellowship Baptist Church in Sydney, Montana 11:53 Barna report on ministers' addictions – drugs, alcohol, pornography 16:08 Are there similarities between pornography and addictions to substances? 17:36 Pastor Short on longevity, consistency, and connections to his community 23:37 Opioid settlement funds? 25:15 Methadone, buprenorphine, and suboxone (medication-assisted treatment) non-addictive? 28:00 What are the success rates of counseling Christians biblically? 29:27 What makes a real leader? 31:24 What is the CABC process like? (Pastor Steve's strategy) 33:30 Pastor Steve discusses a crucible analogy
August 01, 2022
#170 - Demystifying Our Union With Christ
Conversation between Dr. Shaw & Jim Quigley about current events, addictions treatment and ministry.
July 26, 2022
#169 - Author Conversation: Counting Spoons by Kathryn Inman
Conversation between Dr. Shaw, Jim Quigley, CJ McMurry, & Kathryn Inman about current events, addictions treatment and ministry. 1:30 What is the significance of these verses to Kathryn? (Eph. 2:4-7) 4:21 How God used the writing process of Counting Spoons in Kathryn’s life 8:47 Glimpse into “God’s Purposeful Sovereignty” (Piper quote from the book, Providence) 10:20 Some of the God-ordained connections that happened at The Addiction Connection Summit 11:02 A sibling’s perspective 14:06 “Success” vs. the long journey of discipleship in addictions ministry 15:12 Jim on relapse 18:20 A mother’s heart after several relapses of her son 19:45*** Can books like The Heart of Addiction: A Biblical Perspective push people further away from God? 22:04 A mother in law’s heart toward who God sent for her son 24:16 Justin growing up 28:29 About the title, Counting Spoons? 31:45 Kathryn on prayer (Her blog: https://www.kathrynminman.com/blog) 33:25 Mother story about son coming off the street 35:08 Jim’s on family members of those in addiction 39:01 Jim on the hopelessness of the addiction rehab world vs the biblical lens of hope 40:13 Kathryn responds to Jim’s descriptions of parents’ desire to fix the loved one and control the process 42:35 Desiring to disciple the parents of those in residential addiction programs 43:45 Jim’s gentle promise and admonition to the loved ones 45:30 1 Timothy 2:5 46:09 CJ’s encouragement: God’s workmanship (Eph. 2:8-10) 48:30 Kathryn on the Gospel's urgency for those in addiction ***Note: The Heart of Addiction is not a 'handout' book that you just give to someone exhibiting addictive behaviors. While it is written directly to the person struggling with an addiction, it is clear in the book that readers need someone more mature in their Christian walk reading it alongside with them. If you want to just hand out The Heart of Addiction to people, please commit to reading it with them. It's a great opportunity to meet and talk about it with them to help clarify things and help them understand who God is, and who He isn't, and what salvation is and what it isn't, and what the Bible is for, and how to live out the Christian life. CJ refers to Piper’s phrase “purposeful sovereignty” and more on that can be found in the interview, “Are God’s Providence and God’s Sovereignty the Same?” Desiring God, found at https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/are-gods-providence-and-gods-sovereignty-the-same accessed June 23, 2022. Mark Shaw is the Founder of The Addiction Connection, author, speaker and professor. He serves as the Director of Counseling at Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, KY. CJ is a CABC with The Addiction Connection and serves on TAC’s Board of Directors. At the same time, he is the Program Director of The Refuge. Jim Quigley is a CABC and Chairman of the Board of TAC. He also serves as Director at Freedom Farm Ministries in Boone, NC.
July 17, 2022
#168 - POLL: Belief in God at All Time LOW
Conversation with Dr. Shaw and Jim Quigley about current events, addictions treatment and ministry. 1:21 The void in every person’s heart (Ecc. 3:11) 2:30 Mark’s college job? 4:25 Convincing people of... 6:23 USA Belief in “God” : What is the Gallup Poll really telling us? 10:03 The graph from Gallup 10:38 Suffering and faith 12:41 Opinion: How the downward trend happened (Jim’s thoughts) 17:42 Good Debate vs Bigotry 19:40 Opinion: How attendance and confidence declined in organized religion 20:57 Wesley vs Whitefield 22:30 John 14:6 exclusivity: what would this verse do to the polls? 24:20 Current trends and responses to the “thoughts and prayers” phrase 25:43 “I’m the captain of my ship” mentality (Rom. 1) 26:26 “There’s a special place in hell for…” (Ecc. 3) 27:34 How the Word of God is working through His Spirit and His people, transforming character (Heb 4:12) Article by Jeffrey M. Jones, "Belief in God in U.S. Dips to 81%, a New Low" GALLUP, 06/2022: https://news.gallup.com/POLL/393737/BELIEF-GOD-DIPS-NEW-LOW.ASPX Jim mentions a quote from Whitefield about John Wesley, which can be found here: https://bible.org/illustration/whitfield-and-wesley
July 10, 2022
#167 - Getting to Know Ryan Arrington
1:07 Who is Ryan Arrington and where does he serve? 3:54 Ryan tells funny CJ story 8:17 Ryan’s hardships 11:20 Globally connected through support and prayer through Ryan’s hardships 13:40 Working with or releasing someone unrepentant 16:41 Redeemer Church's prayer and tangible support from the beginning of Ryan and Abbi's relationship 17:40 Reading of 2 Sam. 12:22-23 (Mark) 19:26 Ryan reads 2 Cor. 1:3-4 and talks about pain softening his heart 23:20 Ryan’s experiences in several programs (his plans vs. God’s plans) 28:55 Impacted by people who Tim Brown discipled 29:35 TAC’s Leadership Summit Nov 3-5, 2022 in Florence, KY, at Grace Fellowship Church 31:21 Damascus House operations in Bothell, WA 35:45 SLT Program after Damascus House and becoming CABC (Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor) 37:40 Theme reveal of The Addiction Connection Leadership Summit Ryan refers to MacArthur’s Safe in the Arms of God: Truth from Heaven about the Death of a Child: https://www.gty.org/store/books/451146 Mark mentions Vroegop’s Dark Clouds Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament: https://www.christianbook.com/clouds-deep-mercy-discovering-grace-lament/mark-vroegop/9781433561481/pd/561482 Ryan refers to TAC’s addiction discipleship program, Next Steps: Be TRANSFORMED (a video curriculum by Dr. Mark E. Shaw). Learn more: https://www.theaddictionconnection.org/next-steps-be-transformed-addiction-discipleship-program/
July 04, 2022
#166 - Celebrity Addicts: Finding Satisfaction
Conversation between Dr. Shaw, Jim Quigley, & CJ McMurry about current events, addictions treatment and ministry. 1:06 What does “a good name…” mean? (Prov. 22:1) 4:28 From substance abuse to marriage, family, and employment 5:10 Chasing fame and fortune or Psalm 84 v 10 6:45 Discussing the list of celebrity deaths (www.drugs.com/celebrity_deaths.html) 9:13 What sadly often happens after getting everything you’re chasing? 11:47 Resting, satisfaction, and what to do with the unfixable 13:03 Dying while under the influence or by accidental overdoses 17:48 Amy Winehouse death (Rehab song) 19:06 Michael Jackson’s shocking death (Mark) and the medications found in his system 20:21 Chris Farley’s sudden death (CJ) – “speedballing” same as Belushi 21:56 SNL cast members, overdose deaths 23:49 Why we talk about overdose deaths 24:30 “He gives to His beloved sleep…” (Ps. 127:2) 25:49 Ecc. 2:1-11 (CJ) 28:38 Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s years of “recovery” and what Lance Dodes says in NPR’s interview 29:39 Steven Tyler’s multiple relapses (and how TAC is unified to transform addiction) 31:14 Jim's RTS class notes on change without redemption (professor Dr. Nate Brooks) 36:17 Man transformed from panic attacks 38:40 Finishing the list of celebrity deaths (www.drugs.com/celebrity_deaths.html) 40:24 Gratitude and satisfaction in the present place God has us Jim refers to TAC Podcast #75 “Seattle grunge bands” – Celebrity Addicts: 80s and 90s Musicians (Quigley and Dr. Shaw) found at https://anchor.fm/theaddictionconnection/episodes/75--Celebrity-Addicts-80s-and-90s-Musicians-Quigley-and-Dr--Shaw-ekpdlo Jim refers to NPR’s interview of Lance Dodes from https://www.npr.org/2014/03/23/291405829/with-sobering-science-doctor-debunks-12-step-recovery
June 27, 2022
#165 - Getting to Know Maggie Boggan
2:24 How and when Maggie was introduced to biblical counseling 6:03 Grace and truth 6:55 Where is Maggie currently serving and studying? 11:20 Who poured into Jim’s life at a young age? 12:55 Counseling women struggling with drunkenness 20:20 Proverbs 11 v12 / Proverbs 14:6 21:12 What counselors should look for when counseling women 22:40 Maggie on being a widow 26:20 CJ’s biblical encouragement for Maggie (2 Cor. 1:3-4) 29:12 Diversity in the local church 31:31 Book recommendation: "Hope: Living Confidently in God" (John Crotts) Maggie refers to Jay Adams’ concept “Discovering Problem Patterns” from Dr. Adams’ book, The Christian Counselor’s Manual, p.280, available at INS bookstore: https://shop.aer.io/INS/p/The_Christian_Counselors_Manual_The_Practice_of_No/9780310511502-4165 Maggie refers to John Crotts’ new book Hope: https://www.christianbook.com/hope-living-confidently-in-god/john-crotts/9781629957371/pd/957371 Mark will be speaking at the IABC International Association of Biblical Counselors conference 2022. Register here: https://www.iabc.net/2022conference
June 20, 2022
#164 - Fact-Checking Decriminalization and Chemical Imbalance
Conversation between Dr. Shaw, Jim Quigley, & CJ McMurry about current events, addictions treatment and ministry. Article #:1 https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/debunking-two-chemical-imbalance-myths-again Article #2: https://www.kptv.com/2022/06/03/oregon-botched-drug-treatment-plan-tied-decriminalization/ 1:57 Psalm 34:18 3:40 Humility in addictions counseling (1 Cor. 1:27) 5:16 Taking refuge in the Lord (Psalm 34:18) 5:50 When success rates seem dismal (1 Cor. 3:6) 9:25 How Psalm 34:19-21 encourages CJ in ministry 10:44 Fact-checking chemical imbalance theory (Psychiatric Times) 15:30 A note about CABC training that Jim is currently involved in 17:00 Recent problems with Oregon’s 2020 “decriminalization experiment” 21:53 Experimental PSA’s regarding harm reduction (Jim) 24:30 The problem with thinking “people are inherently good” 31:00 Are consequences bad? (Mark) 32:42 The Gospel’s exclusivity (CJ) 35:20 Union Gospel Mission in Salem, Oregon (3 CABC’s)
June 13, 2022
#163 - Anti-Addiction Vaccines with Josh Brunk of South Africa
Conversation between Dr. Shaw, Jim Quigley, CJ McMurry, & Josh Brunk about current events, addictions treatment and ministry. Josh Brunk is the director of Village Mercy Ministries in East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa. Visit: https://villagemercy.co.za/ 1:40 Being Relational, Micah 6:8 3:27 Redeeming The Times (Addiction Vaccines) Eph. 5:15-16 7:30 Quigley on addiction treatment trends 17:50 Brunk on addiction treatment trends 20:12 “There’s a way that seems right to a man…” 24:20 Safe-Smoking Kits 32:08 McMurry on power of God (1 Cor. 1:18-25) 33:36 Brunk on South Africa ministry 38:00 Nyaope 39:26 Ministry challenges and blessings 41:20 Treatment options in South Africa 45:18 Quigley on new drug inventions, government intervention 49:52 South African government programs 54:23 1 Cor. 1 56:20 Supporting South Africa addictions ministry: villagemercy.co.za
June 06, 2022
#162 - Biblical Counseling Services of Nashville with Josh Coleman
Conversation between Dr. Shaw, Jim Quigley, Josh Coleman, & CJ McMurry about current events, addictions treatment and ministry. 1:17 Freedom Farm & Jim Quigley 2:59 Overdose statistics 4:18 NFL Quarterback Dwayne Haskins 8:44 Talking to the addicted 10:05 The "Spell" of Ketamine 11:47 SSRI's and bizarre treatments 14:25 Deep Brain Stimulation 19:04 Bible on sin nature 22:25 James Fisher's DBS experience 24:37 Addiction treatment success? 28:00 Transformation success? 29:26 Evidence-based treatment (Dr. Lance Dodes) 34:54 Getting to know Josh Coleman (CABC) 36:51 Biblical Counseling Services of Nashville 39:55 The Church's role in addictions ministries 45:08 Josh Coleman on The Addiction Connection 49:52 BCS of Nashville operations 1:02:30 Fentanyl in marijuana 1:03:23 Closing
May 31, 2022
#161 - Worst Addiction Treatment Yet (Dr. Shaw)
Dr. Shaw talks about WVU's experimental brain surgery to treat addiction cravings. How much is it? How did this man qualify? 0:19 Hebrews 2:14-15 "Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery." (ESV)  2:30 DBS 5:58 What will they do to him and call it "treatment" for addiction cravings? 6:58 Has anyone had "success," how is success defined, and what other factors are involved? 9:20 Same treatment for Parkinson's disease? 10:30 Pills to fix emotions? Brain surgery to fix brain disease of addiction? Using the material to fix the immaterial. 14:00 What does Mark E. Shaw, D.Min., biblical counselor, say about this DBS surgical procedure as treatment for addiction? 16:36 What is the reality of hell? 18:06 Disorder or disease? Does it matter how you "treat" addiction? 21:23 Where is your hope placed? The Addiction Connection blogpost, Worldview Determines the "Cure" for Addiction, by Mark E. Shaw, posted February 24, 2022. Found here https://www.theaddictionconnection.org/worldview-determines-the-cure-for-addiction/ World Magazine article in which Dr. Mark E. Shaw was interviewed on the topic of brain surgery for addiction can be found at https://wng.org/roundups/brain-surgery-for-addiction-1645657349 Addie Michaelian, Brain Surgery for Addiction? World, February 23, 2022. James Fisher's story is found in the article, Brain Surgery treating drug disorders at WVU, one patient's reason, 'I don't wanna die' by Sam Kirk, 12WBOY, updated Oct 1, 2021. Found at https://www.wboy.com/news/monongalia/brain-surgery-treating-drug-disorders-at-wvu-one-patients-reason-i-dont-wanna-die/ What Drugs Cause Tardive Dyskinesia? article: https://www.drugs.com/medical-answers/drugs-tardive-dyskinesia-3564907/  Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.
May 23, 2022
#160 - To Satiate The Pride of Life (Dr. Shaw)
Reported overdose deaths , gambling addictions — Dr. Shaw reports some highpoint and low points about the day in the life of a Law Enforcement Officer with whom he had a recent conversation. 108,000 deaths in 2021 from overdose (most related to fentanyl). Every 5 minutes, there is 1 person who dies from an unintentional drug overdose. Coming soon! New Booklet by Dr. Mark E. Shaw to be released soon on Fentanyl with Focus Publishing - www.focuspublishing.com 6:26 Kentucky Derby 2022 update: what was wagered on this one race? stats from https://www.cbssports.com/general/news/2022-kentucky-derby-sets-betting-record-with-179m-wagered-on-race/ "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs." (1 Tim 6:10, ESV) "For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life[fn]—is not from the Father but is from the world." (1 John 2:16) Quoting someone who had been gambling in 2020 by betting on the weather, it "lets me come home from work and have something to watch, something to pay attention to... Without that, there's a void in my life."  12:03 Things that give me pleasure - enjoying the experience of the addictive substance or activity 12:30 A desire to possess something or a relationship I want 13:30 A pursuit of the pride of life - to "earn" the bragging rights of success or power Does winning it all satiate the desire? Luke 4 and Matthew 4 tell about Jesus overcoming the sin temptations of the devil. 16:59 Live for here and now and make the most of today? 19:20 Why are people so hopeless and depressed? 20:05 Find help from one of our CABC's at www.theaddictionconnection.org/people Find a program for addiction here https://www.theaddictionconnection.org/residential-programs/  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "US Overdose Deaths in 2021 Increased Half as Much as in 2020 - But are Still up 15%" https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/nchs_press_releases/2022/202205.htm  Quote from: "Now You Can Bet on the Weather" by Johnny Kampis, March 26, 2020, Online Gambling: Giving You the Edge
May 16, 2022