About Kevin Wilson
Kevin A. Wilson has written 4 articles so far, you can find them below.

Chasing a Different High: Running and Recovery

“Runner’s high” is a term applied to a sensation some runners get during an extended run. Most describe it as a feeling of euphoria combined with a decreased sensitivity to pain.   Although most often achieved through running, any sustained high-intensity aerobic workout can actually trigger it. No matter the workout, what is important is

The Church as a Community of Social Liberation: A Christian Response to Addiction, part 3

The first article in this series introduced the transtheoretical model, which posits six stages through which people pass when they are trying to change. It also found that social liberation, a process that helps people progress through the early stages of change, is an ideal way for the church to help those with addiction. The

A Theology of Addiction: Christian Response to Addiction, part 2

The first article in this series, “Stages of Change,”explored the transtheoretical model, which posits six stages through which people go when they change. At any given time, only about 20 percent of people who are seeking to change are at the action stage, and most people are in one of the three earlier stages: precontemplation,

Stages of Change: A Christian Response to Addiction, part 1

When people think of helping those with addictions, the usual goal is to get the person to achieve and maintain sobriety. For most people with addictions, this means receiving professional treatment. It is therefore natural to try to help people with addictions by motivating them to enter a recovery program. Often, however, this approach is