I've accepted the fact that alcohol/drug addiction is a disease. When does it become a sin?
I am a Christian and have attended Christian support groups at various churches working on my recovery from drug/alcohol addiction in my family. I grew up in an alcoholic home and I am currently receiving help from Al-Anon and NAMI.
My 28 year old son has a dual diagnosis, drug/alcohol addiction and bi-polar disorder. He refuses treatment for the mental illness and help for the addictions. He has been self-medicating for 12 years.
I've accepted the fact that addiction is a progressive and family disease. In some Christian support groups that I have attended, they've addressed drug/alcohol addiction as a sin and not as a disease. When does the disease model turn into sin?
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