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"Connecting the Hope of the Gospel with the Heart of Addiction" – The Addiction Connection Podcast is hosted by Dr. Mark E. Shaw with new episodes weekly. Podcast Clips on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/tacpodcastclips Visit: https://www.theaddictionconnection.org/

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"Connecting the Hope of the Gospel with the Heart of Addiction" – The Addiction Connection Podcast is hosted by Dr. Mark E. Shaw with new episodes weekly. Podcast Clips on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/tacpodcastclips Visit: https://www.theaddictionconnection.org/

    #166 - Celebrity Addicts: Finding Satisfaction

    #166 - Celebrity Addicts: Finding Satisfaction

    Conversation between Dr. Shaw, Jim Quigley, & CJ McMurry about current events, addictions treatment and ministry.

    1:06 What does “a good name…” mean? (Prov. 22:1)

    4:28 From substance abuse to marriage, family, and employment

    5:10 Chasing fame and fortune or Psalm 84 v 10

    6:45 Discussing the list of celebrity deaths (www.drugs.com/celebrity_deaths.html)

    9:13 What sadly often happens after getting everything you’re chasing?

    11:47 Resting, satisfaction, and what to do with the unfixable

    13:03 Dying while under the influence or by accidental overdoses

    17:48 Amy Winehouse death (Rehab song)

    19:06 Michael Jackson’s shocking death (Mark) and the medications found in his system

    20:21 Chris Farley’s sudden death (CJ) – “speedballing” same as Belushi

    21:56 SNL cast members, overdose deaths

    23:49 Why we talk about overdose deaths

    24:30 “He gives to His beloved sleep…” (Ps. 127:2)

    25:49 Ecc. 2:1-11 (CJ)

    28:38 Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s years of “recovery” and what Lance Dodes says in NPR’s interview

    29:39 Steven Tyler’s multiple relapses (and how TAC is unified to transform addiction)

    31:14 Jim's RTS class notes on change without redemption (professor Dr. Nate Brooks)

    36:17 Man transformed from panic attacks

    38:40 Finishing the list of celebrity deaths (www.drugs.com/celebrity_deaths.html)

    40:24 Gratitude and satisfaction in the present place God has us

    Jim refers to TAC Podcast #75 “Seattle grunge bands” – Celebrity Addicts: 80s and 90s Musicians (Quigley and Dr. Shaw) found at https://anchor.fm/theaddictionconnection/episodes/75--Celebrity-Addicts-80s-and-90s-Musicians-Quigley-and-Dr--Shaw-ekpdlo

    Jim refers to NPR’s interview of Lance Dodes from https://www.npr.org/2014/03/23/291405829/with-sobering-science-doctor-debunks-12-step-recovery

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    #165 - Getting to Know Maggie Boggan

    #165 - Getting to Know Maggie Boggan

    2:24 How and when Maggie was introduced to biblical counseling

    6:03 Grace and truth

    6:55 Where is Maggie currently serving and studying?

    11:20 Who poured into Jim’s life at a young age?

    12:55 Counseling women struggling with drunkenness

    20:20 Proverbs 11 v12 / Proverbs 14:6

    21:12 What counselors should look for when counseling women

    22:40 Maggie on being a widow

    26:20 CJ’s biblical encouragement for Maggie (2 Cor. 1:3-4)

    29:12 Diversity in the local church

    31:31 Book recommendation: "Hope: Living Confidently in God" (John Crotts)

    Maggie refers to Jay Adams’ concept “Discovering Problem Patterns” from Dr. Adams’ book, The Christian Counselor’s Manual, p.280, available at INS bookstore: https://shop.aer.io/INS/p/The_Christian_Counselors_Manual_The_Practice_of_No/9780310511502-4165

    Maggie refers to John Crotts’ new book Hope: https://www.christianbook.com/hope-living-confidently-in-god/john-crotts/9781629957371/pd/957371

    Mark will be speaking at the IABC International Association of Biblical Counselors conference 2022. Register here: https://www.iabc.net/2022conference

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    #164 - Fact-Checking Decriminalization and Chemical Imbalance

    #164 - Fact-Checking Decriminalization and Chemical Imbalance

    Conversation between Dr. Shaw, Jim Quigley, & CJ McMurry about current events, addictions treatment and ministry. 

    Article #:1 https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/debunking-two-chemical-imbalance-myths-again 

    Article #2: https://www.kptv.com/2022/06/03/oregon-botched-drug-treatment-plan-tied-decriminalization/



    1:57 Psalm 34:18

    3:40 Humility in addictions counseling (1 Cor. 1:27)

    5:16 Taking refuge in the Lord (Psalm 34:18)

    5:50 When success rates seem dismal (1 Cor. 3:6)

    9:25 How Psalm 34:19-21 encourages CJ in ministry 

    10:44 Fact-checking chemical imbalance theory (Psychiatric Times) 

    15:30 A note about CABC training that Jim is currently involved in 

    17:00 Recent problems with Oregon’s 2020 “decriminalization experiment” 

    21:53 Experimental PSA’s regarding harm reduction (Jim) 

    24:30 The problem with thinking “people are inherently good” 

    31:00 Are consequences bad? (Mark) 

    32:42 The Gospel’s exclusivity (CJ) 

    35:20 Union Gospel Mission in Salem, Oregon (3 CABC’s)

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    #163 - Anti-Addiction Vaccines with Josh Brunk of South Africa

    #163 - Anti-Addiction Vaccines with Josh Brunk of South Africa

    Conversation between Dr. Shaw, Jim Quigley, CJ McMurry, & Josh Brunk about current events, addictions treatment and ministry.  Josh Brunk is the director of Village Mercy Ministries in East Rand, Gauteng, South Africa. Visit: https://villagemercy.co.za/ 

    1:40 Being Relational, Micah 6:8

    3:27 Redeeming The Times (Addiction Vaccines) Eph. 5:15-16 

    7:30 Quigley on addiction treatment trends 

    17:50 Brunk on addiction treatment trends 

    20:12 “There’s a way that seems right to a man…”  

    24:20 Safe-Smoking Kits 

    32:08 McMurry on power of God (1 Cor. 1:18-25) 

    33:36 Brunk on South Africa ministry 

    38:00 Nyaope 

    39:26 Ministry challenges and blessings 

    41:20 Treatment options in South Africa 

    45:18 Quigley on new drug inventions, government intervention 

    49:52 South African government programs 

    54:23 1 Cor. 1 

    56:20 Supporting South Africa addictions ministry: villagemercy.co.za

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    #162 - Biblical Counseling Services of Nashville with Josh Coleman

    #162 - Biblical Counseling Services of Nashville with Josh Coleman

    Conversation between Dr. Shaw, Jim Quigley, Josh Coleman, & CJ McMurry about current events, addictions treatment and ministry.

    1:17 Freedom Farm & Jim Quigley

    2:59 Overdose statistics

    4:18 NFL Quarterback Dwayne Haskins

    8:44 Talking to the addicted

    10:05 The "Spell" of Ketamine

    11:47 SSRI's and bizarre treatments

    14:25 Deep Brain Stimulation

    19:04 Bible on sin nature

    22:25 James Fisher's DBS experience

    24:37 Addiction treatment success?

    28:00 Transformation success?

    29:26 Evidence-based treatment (Dr. Lance Dodes)

    34:54 Getting to know Josh Coleman (CABC)

    36:51 Biblical Counseling Services of Nashville

    39:55 The Church's role in addictions ministries

    45:08 Josh Coleman on The Addiction Connection

    49:52 BCS of Nashville operations

    1:02:30 Fentanyl in marijuana

    1:03:23 Closing

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    #161 - Worst Addiction Treatment Yet (Dr. Shaw)

    #161 - Worst Addiction Treatment Yet (Dr. Shaw)

    Dr. Shaw talks about WVU's experimental brain surgery to treat addiction cravings.



    How much is it? How did this man qualify?

    0:19 Hebrews 2:14-15 "Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery." (ESV) [1]

    2:30 DBS

    5:58 What will they do to him and call it "treatment" for addiction cravings?

    6:58 Has anyone had "success," how is success defined, and what other factors are involved?

    9:20 Same treatment for Parkinson's disease?

    10:30 Pills to fix emotions? Brain surgery to fix brain disease of addiction? Using the material to fix the immaterial.

    14:00 What does Mark E. Shaw, D.Min., biblical counselor, say about this DBS surgical procedure as treatment for addiction?

    16:36 What is the reality of hell?

    18:06 Disorder or disease? Does it matter how you "treat" addiction?

    21:23 Where is your hope placed?



    The Addiction Connection blogpost, Worldview Determines the "Cure" for Addiction, by Mark E. Shaw, posted February 24, 2022. Found here https://www.theaddictionconnection.org/worldview-determines-the-cure-for-addiction/

    World Magazine article in which Dr. Mark E. Shaw was interviewed on the topic of brain surgery for addiction can be found at https://wng.org/roundups/brain-surgery-for-addiction-1645657349 Addie Michaelian, Brain Surgery for Addiction? World, February 23, 2022.  

    James Fisher's story is found in the article, Brain Surgery treating drug disorders at WVU, one patient's reason, 'I don't wanna die' by Sam Kirk, 12WBOY, updated Oct 1, 2021. Found at https://www.wboy.com/news/monongalia/brain-surgery-treating-drug-disorders-at-wvu-one-patients-reason-i-dont-wanna-die/

    What Drugs Cause Tardive Dyskinesia? article: https://www.drugs.com/medical-answers/drugs-tardive-dyskinesia-3564907/

    [1] Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.

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