Book Excerpt: Christian Addition Treatment Program

Book Excerpt: Christian Addition Treatment Program


Christian Addiction Treatment Program uses principles from the Bible to help you break free from addictive behaviors in 3 weeks by teaching you:
* How to overcome temptations
* How to control cravings
* How to cope with withdrawal symptoms
* How to deal with relapses

Christian Addiction Treatment Program helps you overcome addictions by combining:
*Bible therapy
*CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
*Exercise therapy
*Aromatherapy





Christian Addiction Treatment Program Book Excerpt

Step 1

Bible Verses to Ponder
It is no longer I who do it but it is the sin that lives in me. For I know that nothing good lives inside my flesh because the will is present in me but how to do what is good I am not able. For the good that I want to do, I do not do but I do the evil I do not want to do. So if I do what I do not want to do, it is not I who does it but the sin that lives in me. (Romans 7:17-20)
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:41)
Action Plan
Admit that you need God’s help to stop this addiction.
Accept that Jesus Christ can help you overcome the addiction because:
With God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)
God gives power to the weak. (Isaiah 40:29)
God says, “My grace is sufficient for you because My strength is made perfect in weakness”. (2 Corinthians 12:9) 
To receive help from Jesus to overcome the addiction give your life to Jesus.
God did not send His Son to condemn the world. He sent Him so that the world might be saved through Him. (John 3:17)
Come to Me all of you who are weary and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead when He died for our sins, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)
Therefore get saved right by saying with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord” and believing with your heart that when He died for our sins God raised Him from the dead. 
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Keep a Stop Addiction Diary

Buy a notebook and label it your Stop Addiction Diary.
Every time you engage in the addictive behavior write down the following in your Stop Addiction Diary:
1. The time
2. The place
3. The people you were with
4. The circumstances that led you to do it
5. Your state of mind or mood when you begun doing it
6. Your state of mind or mood when you finished doing it
In addition, write down how many times in a week you engage in the addictive behavior on the first page of your Stop Addiction Diary.
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Step 1 Aromatherapy

Black pepper essential oil (Piper nigrum) has a warm and spicy aroma. It is used to reduce tobacco cravings in persons trying to quit smoking.

Persons who should avoid using black pepper essential oil include pregnant women, those with liver disease, kidney disease and sensitive skin.

To use this aromatherapy oil, add 3 drops to a cotton ball and inhale the scent when you want to reduce nicotine cravings.



Step 2

Bible Verses to Ponder
When an unclean spirit leaves a person it goes through dry places looking for a place to rest. When it does not find any, it says, “I will return from where I came from.” When it comes back, it finds it swept and in order. It then goes and takes 7 other spirits which are more wicked than itself and they enter that person to live in him and the last state of that person is worse than the first. (Luke 11:24-26)
This is seen in persons who stop engaging in an addictive behavior, get their life together and become clean only to revert back to engaging in the addictive behavior more frequently than they did before quitting.
Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find it, knock and it will be opened to you. For those who ask receive, those who seek find and to those who knock it is opened … If you being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more then will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him! (Luke 11:9-13)
Ask in faith without doubting because the person who doubts is like a wave of the sea tossed by the wind. Let not that person suppose that they will receive anything from God because they are double-minded and unstable. (James 1:6-8)
Action Plan
Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit right now so that when you expel any evil spirits associated with the addictive behavior, if they try to come back to control your life again, they will find the Holy Spirit dwelling in you since your body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
To do this, say the following prayers while believing that God will give you what you are asking Him:
1. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to remove any evil spirits associated with this addiction from my life.
2. Heavenly Father I ask You in the name of Jesus to fill me with Your Holy Spirit for it is written that if we ask You for the Holy Spirit you will give Him to those who ask. (Luke 11:9-12)
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Set Your Quit Date

Your Quit Date is the day that you will officially stop engaging in the addictive behavior. To choose a good quit date, pick one that is significant to you like your birthday so that you can motivate yourself to achieve your goal of never engaging in the addictive behavior again.
However, for purposes of this Christian Addiction Program we have set your Quit Date for Step 15. This is around 2 weeks from today assuming you will take 1 day to complete each step.
Therefore mark your Quit Date on the calendars in your mobile phone and computer as well as those hanging on the walls of your home and office.
In addition, inform your family, friends and close associates of your Quit Date so that they too can begin adjusting their lifestyles to support your decision to stop engaging in the addictive behavior.
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Step 2 Aromatherapy

Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus globulus) has a fresh and medicinal aroma and is used for smoking cessation to overcome nicotine addiction.
Persons who should not use eucalyptus essential oil include those with epilepsy, high blood pressure and pregnant women.
To use this aromatherapy oil, add 3 drops to a cotton ball and inhale the scent when you want to reduce nicotine cravings.








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