• The Consequences of Addiction Article by Heath Lambert

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2016

    Addiction is not an abstract concept to me. I have counseled many people in my ministry who have been beset by addiction. The costliest encounter I have had with this problem was with my mother, who was addicted to alcohol. I have very few memories of my mother sober before I turned thirteen. Because I grew up surrounded by addiction and responding to its consequences, this issue is one that is profoundly personal to me. Our English word addiction comes from a Latin term that means to give oneself over or to surrender. Indeed, addictions are things to which we … View Resource