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Apr 8, 2024

EP 27 - Welcome to part two with our guest, Dr. David Jenkins, who is a professor of psychology and is the clinical director of the PsyD in the clinical psychology program at Liberty University.  We get to continue our conversation about languaging and stigma with addiction and also discuss various other topics around how people heal from the psychological slavery of their habit.

With over 30 years of clinical experience, Dr. Jenkins specializes in the integration of Christian faith and clinical practice.  He's worked extensively with addictive, mood, and anxiety disorders in the context  of individual, marital, group, and family therapy. Dr. Jenkins has provided education, consultation, supervision, and training for a variety of churches, ministries, and professionals. 

He's also an author and speaker at conferences, seminars, and retreats.  In this two part series, I get to ask him a lot of my burning questions that I've had about the clinical aspect of addiction, the integrative model of addiction, and the history of languaging and stigma surrounding substance use disorder over the decades. 

00:00 Welcome Back: Continuing the Conversation on Addiction and Healing 
03:22 The Importance of Language in Addressing Substance Use
05:54 Shifting Perspectives: From Labels to Understanding
09:38 Exploring the Complexity of Addiction Beyond Labels
18:09 Denial and the Therapeutic Process: A Deeper Dive
23:33 Self-Determination and Seeking Help: Empowering Choices
24:49 The Role of Community and Financial Considerations in Healing
27:02 The Complex Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption and Life Quality
32:29 The Role of Fear in Recovery and Relapse
36:07 Preparing for Change: The Importance of Readiness

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