Author: Rev. John Franich

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“Do Not Attempt This at Home” This is a disclosure we often see on TV or newspaper ads when someone is offering medical help or advice on how to solve a problem or repair something.  It’s also good advice if we have a family member going...

When addiction gets into the family system, the thought of holiday family gatherings, conversations at dinner, and other events that functional families experience rapidly fades. Our perceptions of normal life, as we once knew, all but disappears.  Emotions become tense and fearful that the addicted...

I often get asked,” How did you come to start a Teen Challenge Ministry?”  I had been serving in my local church in support of my pastor.  I always felt that God was calling me to play a supportive role in a local church rather...

Effects of Drug Abuse Drug abuse not only affects us physiologically, psychologically, but socially as well. Common effects of drug abuse on the body include sleep changes decreased memory and cognitive abilities. Abnormal vital signs like respiration, [1] increased heart rate and high blood pressure, chest or lung pain, nausea [thrive_leads id='1914'] vomiting diarrhea, stomach pain. Skin can...

This is a very difficult subject to write about.  People differ from one another is a multitude of ways that their opinions often describe their conditions, especially in the early stages.  Seldom do they say, “I am an addict.” We don’t purpose in our lives to...