Weekly Online Retreat

Christian Addictions Recovery Ministries Society

Understand the Nature of Addiction

For every person challenged with substance dependency, nine others are affected; and those affected most dearly are their families, who need spiritual, emotional, and psychological support for their own process of healing. This, in turn, supports and strengthens the recovery of their loved ones.

Today, one in eight North Americans is alcoholic. During the first year of the pandemic, alcohol consumption increased 41% among women in their 40’s and 50’s; the mortality rate of overdose deaths exceeded that of Covid 19 deaths by 30% in Canada; and we are experiencing an 86.6% rise in cannabis use in BC, since the pandemic began. You are not alone.

Bridges to healing relationships are built by understanding and empathy. To support families in their struggle to understand the nature of addiction, CHARM Society is presenting a weekly online Zoom retreat beginning in January.
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“So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all,
but especially to those who belong to the family of faith.”
Galatians 6:10

We Thirst: Christian Reflections on Addiction

comprehensive educational series that addresses the various ways everyone is affected by substance use. Each week we will explore a different topic