Reaching Your Addicted Loved One

[Epub] ➠ Reaching Your Addicted Loved One  ➡ Victor Torres –
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Reaching Your Addicted Loved One
  • Victor Torres
  • 14 October 2019
  • 9781641231008

About the Author: Victor Torres

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Reaching Your Addicted Loved One As A Teenager, Victor Torres Was A Gang Warlord And Heroin Addict On New York City S Violent Streets Through The Ministry Of David Wilkerson And Nicky Cruz, Victor Had A Life Changing Encounter With Jesus Christ And Came To Realize That God Had A Purpose For His Life Victor Has Spent The Last Forty Five Years Helping Tens Of Thousands Of Young Men And Women Find Freedom From Drug Addiction And Gang Life Now, He Answers Your Toughest Questions About Your Addicted Loved One Without Pulling Punches Or Promising Easy Answers, Victor Provides Wisdom And Expertise That Can Lead You Toward Success Some Of The Questions Victor Addresses Are How Can I Know If My Loved One Has A Substance Abuse Problem How Can I Tell The Difference Between Helping And Enabling What If My Loved One Refuses To Get Help When Should I Call The Police What Should We Look For In A Treatment Program What Can I Expect When My Loved One Comes Out Of Treatment How Do I Prepare For Relapse God Did Not Create Your Loved One To Be An Addict Or A Loser On The Contrary, God Created Him Or Her For A Better Life Although, For The Moment, It May Seem Like You Are Losing Your Loved One, They Still Have A God Given Destiny And A Purpose No Matter How Bad The Picture May Look Now, There Is Always Hope

10 thoughts on “Reaching Your Addicted Loved One

  1. says:

    This week, drugs were the theme No, really I didn t plan on it But first I was talking with my brother about his DDR drug demand reduction assignment for Young Marines, and we spent some time researching how much drug problems cost the military Then I read Premeditated Serendipity, which I ll be reviewing really soon like tomorrow , and one of the characters lost a family member to drugs And I read Reaching Your Addicted Loved One Even though none of my close family members have drug problems thank you, Lord , I ve met many friends in recovery, and some not yet in recovery, especially through church programs I ve been involved with So I m always interested in reading books about addiction They help me understand the battles so many of my Mpact girls and youth kids have faced as they watched close family members deal with addictions.I was excited to read this book because the author, Victor Torres, came through the Teen Challenge program and was mentored by its founder I m very familiar with Teen Challenge and the story that birthed this awesome ministry, so I signed up to read Victor s book.But before I talk about the book, why should we read books about addiction, even if we don t have loved ones who struggle with drugs or alcohol or other non chemical addictions 1 We Should Read Books About Addiction Because the Drug and Alcohol Problem is Everywhere.Even if this problem isn t in your house, chances are, you are going to encounter it Your kids will see and hear things at school I hope you make friends at church that have struggled with drugs, because that means that your church is attracting the sick and broken, and also that these people are taking steps to get their lives together And drugs may even impact your own familyeven if your family members don t drink or smoke or take illegal drugs How Many addictions start with a legally prescribed drug to relieve pain from an injury As helpful as these drugs can be for their intended purpose, they can also be highly addictive If someone you know and love becomes trapped in the snare of addiction, you want to see the signs early You want to read books about addiction now, so that if this does happen in your family or with someone you know, you ll be able to avoid panic and take the correct action to help your loved one.Reaching Your Addicted Loved One is actually intended for the family member in the thick of it, the one who already knows there is an addiction or is starting to suspect it But personally, I think we should read books about addiction before that situation arises, for the same reason you learn first aid or CPR Imagine if you had to open a book to read about how to do first aid when someone you love was bleeding all over the floor.That image I know You re welcome 2 Addiction is Both a Spiritual and Physical Mental ProblemThe best books about addiction will address both sides of this problem If they don t, it doesn t mean you shouldn t read them, but you should definitely make sure to include both sides of the equation When your family or someone you know ends up in a drug addiction crisis, the world will be trying to give you their advice Some of it will be purely physical or mental health related Other advice will deny the physical side of things and focus only on the spiritual But both are wrongor right We should run to Jesus first But God made us physical beings, not only spiritual beings, and that means that there will be both physical and spiritual solutions to problems Reading books about addiction including both perspectives will prepare you to approach the problem with both physical and spiritual tools 3 Every Addict is Reachable and CurableWhen we read books about addiction, we acknowledge that there is hope, whether for our parent or child or friend or the homeless man on the street We arm ourselves with knowledge of how to pray and how to act alongside those prayers Learning about addiction will help you have hope and give hope It will help you have a different view of your loved one who struggles with addiction or the stranger on the street You will understand better the choices they made, the choices they need to make, and how they got where they are You ll better understand the healing that needs to happen, the resources available, and from that understanding can come great hope.Would I recommend Reaching Your Addicted Loved One Yes, I would definitely recommend this book It will go on my list of books on addiction, and I m already planning to recommend it to my little brother for his next Young Marines project This book was very practical and hands on Even though I m not personally dealing with a loved one in this situation right now, as I read I felt like the practicality would be so encouraging to someone in panic mode, wondering what to do The book is well written and easy to read, well researched with trusted sources I recognized many of them from my own research You can read the book straight through, or jump straight to questions like What should I look for in a treatment program or What if my loved one refuses to get help I think this book should definitely belong in any pastor s library as well.I received a review copy of this book all opinions are my own.

  2. says:

    Reviewed at The Power of Words am honored to have been given the opportunity to review Reaching Your Addicted Loved One by Victor Torres If you have a family member or friend who struggles with addiction, this could be the most helpful book you ll ever read I highly recommend it for personal use, to pass on to someone with an addicted loved one in their life, and for pastoral use or church libraries.One reason I believe this book is so effective is due to the credibility of Torres as he draws from personal experience Once a gang warlord and heroin addict, he came to Christ through the ministry of Dave Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, and soon began a vital outreach to addicts himself But while this book draws from that history, it s main strength is the practical help and guidance it offers It s based on first hand knowledge, with a strong biblical foundation, and with prayer as a key weapon.Torres makes an important statement in the Introduction that we need to cling to I believe that any addict is reachable and curable What hope that offers, for to doubt it would be to doubt that all things are possible with God The book s description in the summary above lists some of the topics that are discussed, and I loved how each chapter ends with some new life success steps The truth is life changing when it comes from a place of love.Here s a few thoughts that stood out to me Torres addresses the nature of addiction Addiction, like smoking and eating related illnesses, is a disease But it is a disease that begins with a choice Rather than tough love, we need to speak truth love by being willing to speak and live out the truth, even when it is hard, scary, and uncomfortable for all involved Three chapters toward the end speak to treatment programs One chapter deals with guidelines for choosing a treatment program, another focuses on what to expect when the loved one comes out of treatment, and the other addresses the need to prepare for possible relapse.Torres points out that the hopeless state of loving an addicted person is a terrible place to be While this book targets drug addiction, I believe the principles he gives can apply to other forms of addiction also Highly recommended.I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

  3. says:

    This was a very hard book for me to read It had a personal meaning to me because I have a family member who became addicted to drugs at an early age It destroyed his life as well as the family It is hard to convince someone they need help and I wish I had something like this book at the time to encourage me and guide me through helping this person I do agree with the author about not blaming yourself for their addiction.I have a very strong opinion about addiction and I agree with the author that addiction is curable, but the person has to want to be cured It s all about choices and sometimes people make bad choices because of their addiction One of the things I learned was not to give up and keep trying to help them One of the best things about this book is the honesty the author has about his own struggle with addiction His candidness is refreshing and although I may not agree with everything in the book, I applaud him for speaking out about something that others don t want to deal with His experiences are real and can help others because he understands what they are going through I liked the biblical facts he presented and how we need to lean on God when dealing with someone who is an addict It isn t an easy road, but with God all things are possible A support system is vital to helping you cope and I wish I had had that when I was in the midst of my addicted family member Overall the book is informative and has a lot of information that will help people as they go through this battle I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit The review is my own opinion.

  4. says:

    In a very easy to read format, former gang warlord who was a drug addict Victor Torres combines his personal testimony of how God brought him out of his addiction with biblical and practical advice that will help someone struggling with an addiction or a family member or friend of an addict know how to help the addict He explains how the power of the Holy Spirit works in and through people and circumstances to bring about change in the life of an addict He talks about how being an addict begins with a simple choice to use a drug or participate in whatever addictive behavior is available.Torres believes that addiction is a disease activated by a choice My personal study and understanding leads me to believe addiction is not a disease, yet, I do agree that each person is responsible for the choices he or she makes.Torres explains there is a cure for addiction when an addicted person chooses to lay down the chains of bondage and pick up the weapons that will bring an end to this warfare These mighty weapons can tear down the stronghold of addiction through the power of the Holy Spirit Even with my disagreement with Torres on several points, I am in absolute agreement that the only hope an addict has is in and through transformation by the Holy Spirit.I am confident that addicts and their family and friends will find this book helpful.I received a complimentary copy of this book from Whitaker House and Victor Torres for reviewing I was not required to provide a positive review Thoughts in My Two Cents are my own opinion.

  5. says:

    Addiction is a tough topic, and one that many people want to avoid It s hard to admit that our loved ones have a problem, and many times we are nervous about how to approach them on it In my opinion, there isn t one certain way that is going to work for every single situation, as people react differently to different things Some people need tough love, some people need a gentle push, and some people just can t be helped no matter how much we try I happen to have someone like that in my life right now and it breaks my heart.Because of this, I was ready to dive into this book and see what different strategies it could offer me Unfortunately for me personally, it fell flat But that is just my story I think the thing I missed the most was scripture I wanted from God s Word There were a few verse references, but I expected and wanted .The author does do a good job at presenting the signs and symptoms of an addict, which a lot of people don t even know about I appreciate the time and effort it took for him to share his stories, compile the stories of others, and present them in the pages on this book I believe that there are people out there who can benefit from this book, and I pray that they do Addiction is everywhere, and we need to try to help others, with God by our side, find the assistance they need.I received a complimentary copy of this book I was not required to write a favorable review All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  6. says:

    Clearly, concisely and authoritatively written by a man who knows his subject well, and has much to offer to those seeking to understand and help their addicted loved ones Getting directly to the point, offering real help and hope, Reaching Your Addicted Loved One is a must read for everyone who has someone in their life suffering from addiction Definitely one of the most convicting, encouraging, informative and helpful resources I have received as I am doing life with my own addicted loved one I am so grateful to be given this opportunity to read and implement the strategies outlined in this book This book reached me at a particularly opportune time in my life I give it the very highest recommendation The author boldly states this, and I believe it s veracity Addiction, like smoking and eating related illnesses, is a disease But it is a disease that begins with a choice It s a choice that leads to a disease Research has now proven that heredity, in and of itself, does not lock a person into a future of addiction Possibility does not have to equal probability Please get this one for yourself and others you know who love addicts you ll be truly grateful for this invaluable resource and support.Disclaimer I received a complimentary copy of this book A favorable review was not required, no compensation was received, and all views expressed are my own.

  7. says:

    This handbook for those who have family members battling addiction is written from the trenches by one who knows the ropes Victor Torres was addicted as a young person and overcame his troubled past with God s help Now he ministers to others caught in the mire of drugs and alcohol The book covers all aspects, from knowing if someone suffers from an addiction to dealing with the condition and getting treatment to relapsing He also offers a list of resources in the back, including specific guidelines to follow when a loved one comes home and a brief description of recommended treatment programs His own ministry for addicts is called New Life For Youth The book contains much valuable information in a handy form I thought it seemed repetitive in places, but maybe that s for emphasis I learned much I was not aware of I especially appreciate the chapter on dealing with a relapse this could make all the difference in successfully maintaining the new life I would recommend this as a resource in church libraries and for any family dealing with this situation I received a copy from Celebrate Lit all opinions are my own.

  8. says:

    Reaching your addicted loved one This is written by a man that knows how it is to live the addicted life Fortunately I have not been or know anyone that has been I am sure this would be an very beneficial book for someone that does have an addicted loved one There is a lot of great information in the book Some true stories from people that has experience addiction I definitely recommend checking out this book.I did relate to someone mention in the book It was mentioned several times that David Wilkerson was someone that helped him I remembered reading his books when I was an teenager, so long ago David Wilkerson has a really good ministry Through Christ substance addiction can be overcome I received an advanced copy of the book from the publisher through Celebrate Lit I was not required to write an positive review This is my own opinion.

  9. says:

    Someone who has friends that have suffered from alcoholism this is a very helpful book Torres gives you hope for your loved one He also gives you ways to help them and what you might expect will happen It is an easy read but full of amazing information You can tell he has been through it and have done his research If you have a friend or you have a loved one suffering get this book I wish Al Non would use his book.

  10. says:

    I believe that this would be a very good book for someone who has a loved one that is battling a substance abuse problem This is well written and easy to follow I liked a lot of their suggestions that they give I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

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