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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

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