Carl Powell, an ordained minister and ordained deacon, and a retired certified drug and alcohol counselor who conducts a weekly addiction recovery ministry, has completed his new book, "God Carried Me through My Addiction": a poignant and captivating memoir that explores how the author overcame his addictions through his faith in the Lord, and how others can follow in his footsteps on their own path to recovery.
"Chemical addictions not only affect the life of the addicted one, but it has been said that a person's addiction affects the lives of at least fourteen more people," writes Powell. "This can easily be seen when we look at the addicted one having parents, children, siblings, cousins, bosses, coworkers, and friends. All love and care for the addicted person in their lives can easily become an enabler to the addicted because of the love for them. In more cases than not, the person attempting to help starts suffering from codependency if they don't get help and education on chemical addictions. Addictions not only affect lives but destroy them because addictions produce a sinful lifestyle that separates the suffering from God. The Bible and the twelve steps to recovery are the solutions for the addicted and the codependent."
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Carl Powell's new book is a stirring tale that explores how, despite the love and caring one is shown, one may need God to help bring them from the depths of sin and despair towards a life of recovery and healing.
Readers can purchase "God Carried Me through My Addiction" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
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Original Source: Author Carl Powell's new book 'God Carried Me through My Addiction' explores how a strong relationship with God can be a powerful tool in one's recovery from addiction