Someone has said: "Addicts don't often change when they see the light. They change when they feel the heat." As a former addict who struggled with addictions to alcohol, drugs and promiscuity for many years, I understand the many difficulties addicts and recovering addicts face. Maybe you're reading this because you're fighting your own addiction. Maybe you know someone who is. I've been through both secular and Christian recovery programs, and have taken what worked for me and others, and discarded what didn't. What's left is a treatment and recovery program based on solid practices. I am now a certified addiction counselor and ordained minister with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. My prayer is that you'll see yourself or a loved one in these pages, and find the help you need to break free. I encourage you to choose to quit and stay quit, work the steps, get a support system, and investigate the abundant life Jesus has prepared for you.