Dr. David Deyhimy, Medical Director of The Edge Treatment Center, cites recent data on addiction. His findings include:
45 million Americans are directly affected by addiction.
23 million Americans are in some form of addiction recovery.
One third of all households have one addict living there.
Addiction is a pandemic on many levels. Your first job, if you are a sex addict, is to admit the magnitude of the problem. You must get honest and tell someone, “I have a problem, and I can’t fix this on my own.”
Jesus said, “The truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
Recovery Step: Say Step 1 with me. “I admit that I am powerless over my addiction and my life has become unmanageable.”
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.