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How can I find freedom from addiction?
Addiction, in any form, can cause inner tensions and frustration which you may feel powerless to overcome. God longs to set you free through Jesus Christ ...
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How can I help my loved one who is using drugs and alcohol?
Jesus Christ, the mighty Lord and Savior, is able to deliver anyone from a drug or alcohol problem. When Jesus Christ comes into the heart of an addicted person, He can break every sinful habit as that person allows Him.
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How can I find freedom from the alcoholism that is ruining my life?
Billy Graham has stated: "Alcoholism is one of the greatest scourges of our nation. It destroys the health and well-being of countless individuals and causes untold grief ..."
I got caught driving drunk, and it sure has wrecked my life. What should I do now?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, you are paying for your foolish action—but think how much worse it could have been, both for you and the family of someone you might have killed."
Will you please pray that my daughter will stop drinking?
Billy Graham writes, "Do what you can to get your daughter to face her alcoholism. But more than that, urge her to turn to Christ and give her life to Him."
We don't need God to solve our problems, just self-discipline. What do you think?
Billy Graham writes, "God made you the person you are, and whatever good you have in you came from Him."
My wife just divorced me because of my drinking. What should I do?
Billy Graham writes, "I urge you, as the first step in your recovery, to turn your life over to Christ. ... You can't change the past—but with Christ you can face the future."
Our son has been in and out of alcohol treatment programs since he started drinking in college. But they never did any good, and now we don't even know where he is.
Billy Graham writes, "You may not know where your son is—but God does know, and God cares even more about him than you do."
My wife and I volunteer at a local homeless shelter. We get discouraged because many of the people are involved in drugs or alcohol and yet won't do anything about it. What is the use of trying to help them?
Billy Graham writes, "No, you may not help everyone—but you will help some."
I've been in and out of jail more times than I can remember (drugs, alcohol, things like that). Am I hopeless?
Billy Graham writes, "God loves you no matter what your past has been. He loves you so much that He sent His only Son into the world to die on the cross for you."
When we were dating, my husband said he'd stop drinking if I married him, and he did for a while. But now he's drinking more than ever.
Billy Graham writes, "Let me first tell you what you should not do: Don't simply ignore your husband's problem or assume that it will somehow get better or go away by itself."
How do you know when to give someone a second chance, and when to let them suffer the consequences of what they've done?
Billy Graham writes, "As a general rule, I urge parents to 'go the second mile' with wayward children—in other words, keeping some relationship with them if possible."
I struggled with alcohol most of my life, until I gave my life to Jesus. But I don't go to church much because I don't fit in.
Billy Graham writes, "Ask God to help you find a church where Christ is preached and taught, and where others will understand you and show Christ's love to you."
I had a lot of stress in my life, and instead of turning to God I turned to alcohol. I wonder if I've become an alcoholic. Can God help me out of this pit?
Billy Graham writes, "I don't think I've ever met an alcoholic who was glad he or she had gone down that road—and I can understand why. Alcoholism is a destroyer—of health, self esteem, work, relationships, everything."
My father was an alcoholic, and I hated what it did to our family. But now I think I might be headed the same way. What's wrong with me?
Billy Graham writes, "Surely, one of life's greatest mysteries is why we'll go ahead and do something when we know it's going to destroy us—and yet it happens all the time."
I have an old drinking buddy who became a Christian, but I honestly can't see it ever happening to me. I'm too weak to become a real Christian.
Billy Graham writes, "The most important thing I can tell you is that what happened to your friend can also happen to you. And I hope it will, because right now you're on the wrong road in life, and eventually you will pay a terrible price."
My boyfriend says he'll stop drinking if we get married, but my parents don't believe him and are strongly opposed to our relationship.
Billy Graham writes, "If your boyfriend truly loved you, he'd be willing right now to sacrifice anything that got in the way of that love—including his drinking."
My rehab program wants us to write to people we've hurt and apologize to them. But the only people I've hurt are ones who hurt me first.
Billy Graham writes, "In my experience, it's almost impossible to sincerely apologize to someone or ask them to forgive us, if we aren't also willing to forgive them."
My boyfriend admits he has a problem with alcohol sometimes, but he says if we get married he'll stop drinking. Do you think he means what he says?
Billy Graham writes, "He may sincerely plan to stop drinking if you go ahead and marry him—but how do you know he will?"
I know I need to stay away from drugs and alcohol, but beyond that, how can I reform myself?
Billy Graham writes, "The most important step you can take is to turn to Christ and seek His help as you face the future."