Ministering to Addicts
Once we see that the problem of addiction is really the problem of sin, we see that the solution to addiction is the same as the solution to sin: the gospel message. Addicts need to have the love of their hearts reordered by the grace of God. They both need to take responsibility for their sin in repentance and also to relocate their hope in Christ. That is ultimately the only hope for addicts, and it is hope enough. As churches seek to minister to addicts, we do not need anything more than we already have in the gospel and in the church that the gospel creates.