Behind every addiction, there is a story.
Let’s be honest. Sometimes, when it comes to helping adults that struggle with addictions, there isn’t a lot of sympathy. Often the view is “You made your choices, now you can suffer the consequences.” Let’s be clear- no one chooses to be an addict. We also know that behind addictive behavior, there is a series of life long events and emotional turmoil. Many of these events are things that happened to them, or part of their surroundings growing up. Not events of their choosing. It isn’t about the behavior- drinking, drugs, or sexually acting out. It’s about escaping the hurt, the pain, and the shame of their story; making them want to drown it out, no matter what the cost.
Check out the short video below, portraying some potential scenarios that could have contributed to addiction.
Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”