For a limited time, Adult & Teen Challenge staff can access this course for free through ATC Bridge. Login to Bridge, navigate to the Learning Library, and choose “Addiction in the Family Context” to get started. Bridge managers can also enroll staffers by navigating to the Author tool, search for the program, and click “+ Learner”.
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Is this course for you?
Are you searching for answers regarding your loved one’s use of drugs or alcohol? Are you unsure about whether their use of substances can be classified as addiction? Do you wonder if you did something wrong to cause your loved one’s addiction? Are you frustrated that your loved one doesn’t seem to care or want to stop their behaviors, despite how they impact the family? Are you looking for a way you can help?
In this course, licensed clinical and consulting psychologist, author, and international speaker Dr. Jared Pingleton addresses the answers to these questions in a brief 3-hour program. Each of the 4-steps in this program are designed to be sensitive to families and friends with a loved one facing addiction. It answers the most common questions families face and shows them how they can best help.
Throughout this course, we also interview an actual family who faced addiction in their family and consider how their entire family found healing. They and Dr. Pingleton share how because addiction impacts the entire family, the entire family must find healing and set healthy boundaries together. It is a process of working together towards change, so that it is more than a 30-day quick fix, but a new way of living.
This course emphasizes the fact that change is possible. God can make all things new!