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Substance Abuse - Child Abuseby Dr. Barbara Kathleen Welch


It is vital that our society understands that there is a cause and effect to substance abuse. Research indicates a significant correlation between Adverse Childhood Experiences and the use of substances as a coping mechanism. The local church may not feel safe to those who have been wounded and who have turned to substances as a coping mechanism. Traumatic events are encoded in the emotional brain, the Limbic System. Neuroplasticity allows for healing of the Limbic System. Pastors, spiritual leaders and seminarians need to be aware that creating options for worship and liturgy is vital; biblical laments offer important avenues for spiritual hope and healing.

Book Title Substance Abuse - Child Abuse
Author Dr. Barbara Kathleen Welch
Date Published May 17, 2019
  • e-Book: 9781643455358
  • Paperback: 9781643454450