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Lutheran approaches to addiction

Discussion in 'Theologia Crucis - Lutherans' started by archer75, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. archer75

    archer75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had a similar thread a while back on here about depression, but maybe this is worth its own thread?

    What experiences do you all have with Lutheran approaches to addiction?
     
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    Since you're Orthodox, I don't know why you are wondering about how Lutherans deal with addiction.

    Some of the 12 Steps have Orthodox counterparts.
     
  3. archer75

    archer75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I thought we were allowed to post in fellowship and ask questions on the various subforums.
     
  4. Monk Brendan

    Monk Brendan Well-Known Member Supporter

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    ok.

    Sorry I didn't understand.
     
  5. FireDragon76

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    I don't think there is anything like an official or even traditional position on that. My guess is people would tend to go to AA or psychiatric/medical approaches to addiction.

    Lutherans have relatively low rates of drug and alcohol problems. I think the hope is that by having a supportive community and confidence in God's grace, people will not have their lives disintegrate in the first place. If things get really bad and out of control, I think the attitude is to leave things to psychiatric/medical experts or to parachurch ministries or support groups.
     
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  6. Newtheran

    Newtheran Well-Known Member

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    I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Substance abuse has both psychological and physiological components which need medical attention. we don't run around casting out the spirits of drug abuse and alcoholism in the divine liturgy.
     
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