A Ministry for Alcoholics and Drug Addicts
meeting weekly led by experienced and educated individuals with a passion to help people in the recovery process.
We strive to break the following cycle of addiction:
Pain leads to using ... temporary relief leads to natural negative consequences because of use ... leads to shame and guilt ... leads back to pain.
We depend on God, His Scripture, His love and power, and prayer to bring us to complete freedom and healing.
Leader: Karen Campbell
Phone: (715) 682.1953
ADDICTIONS: A FAMILY AFFAIR - Addictions not only affect the user, but also impacts the whole family. So often, a counselor hears and sees only one side of a story: that of the substance abuser. It would be helpful, however, to know how the abuser's family is coping. Do they see the progress the abuser claims to be making? Is everything really going as well as claimed? Very often the abuser has a rather myopic view of his problem: everything is okay at home, when, in fact, the family is at its wits' end, frustrated, angry, and ready to throw in the towel. They have tried everything they can think of to fix their loved one and to stop him from using. Maybe you are totally at a loss and just don't know what to do anymore. Are you enabling, or just what should we do or not do?
*Addiction: A Family Affair* is designed to encourage loved ones to tell their side of the story and, in return, to receive solid Biblical counsel for how to cope and how to respond to the abuser. Even if the abuser will not seek counseling, this material will help loved ones respond Biblically to the abuser and know what options they have.
ADDICTIONS AWARENESS SPEAKING: Whether schools, youth groups, Churches, meth forums or community outreach events: Brian and Marsha Cole have experience on both sides of the addictions fence. Brian Cole was a drug addict for 25+ years and has now been delivered from addictions for 8 years. Brian and Marsha are certified in the Almond Tree addictions program and have been counseling addicts for 6 years. They have a powerful story that can be shared to others, a message of Hope, both to the user and to their families, as well as going and doing drug/alcohol awareness events.
Brian Cole's Biography