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Addictions Ministry Conference- DVD Set
Addictions Ministry Conference- DVD Set

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This DVD set includes the entire Addictions Ministry Conference held at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., from July 12–15, 2007. The conference was planned and sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Institute for the Prevention of Addictions (IPA), North American Division (NAD) Health Ministries, NAD Ministerial Department, and NAD Office of Education. In addition to the many seminars and workshops in this set is the keynote plenary presentation by noted Christian author Keith Miller, whose many books include A Hunger for Healing—The Twelve Steps as a Classic Model for Christian Spiritual Growth. Other presenters were Duane McBride and Gary Hopkins, director and associate director of the IPA, who concluded from their research that, “involvement in religious activity decreases the potential for [drug] abuse.” Harvard University sociologist David Williams based his presentation on many studies that found religious participation is associated with a reduction in alcohol use and less problems for users. He encouraged wholistic interventions that seek more than just recovery from illness but promote living a full life. DeWitt Williams, NAD Health Ministries director, stated that his hope for the conference was a “renewed commitment on the part of the church to address the addictions that many church members face.” Set includes 11 DVDs.

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