Start with the Basics

This course will give the learner a strong foundation for biblically counseling addicts of all kinds. You will hear from Mark Shaw, Tim Brown, and Bill Hines on the topics of biblically defining addiction, understanding temptation, family issues, the mindset of addicts, and much more. This course also fulfills the main prerequisite for TAC Commissioning process. To find out more about becoming a Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselor, click the link below.

Pricing Options

You'll have access to the course for 365 days

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Addiction Redefined

    • Student Handout for Lesson 2

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 2

    • Audio 2: Addiction Redefined

  • 3

    Tools of Idolatry and Addiction

    • Student Handout for Lesson 3

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 3

    • Audio 3: Tools of Idolatry and Addiction

  • 4

    Addiction in Plain Sight

    • Student Handout for Lesson 4

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 4

    • Audio 4: Addiction in Plain Sight

  • 5

    Biblical Insights Into Addiction

    • Student Handout for Lesson 5

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 5

    • Audio 5 - Biblical Insights Into Addiction

  • 6

    Beyond Recovery

    • Student Handout for Lesson 6

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 6

    • Audio 6: Beyond Recovery

  • 7

    Understanding Temptation

    • Student Handout for Lesson 7

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 7

    • Audio 7: Understanding Temptation

  • 8

    The Mind of an Addict

    • Student Handout for Lesson 8

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 8

    • Audio 8: Mind of an Addict

  • 9

    Transformation Counseling - The Four L's

    • Student Handout for Lesson 9

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 9

    • Audio 9: Transformation Counseling

  • 10

    Counseling Addicts in Teams of Two

    • Student Handout for Lesson 10

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 10

    • Audio 10 - Counseling Addicts in Teams of Two

  • 11

    Family Dynamics

    • Student Handout for Lesson 11

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 11

    • Audio 11: Family Dyanmics

  • 12

    Learning to Be Free: The Beatitudes

    • Student Handout for Lesson 12

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 12

    • Audio 12: Learning to be Free - Beatitudes (with Bill Hines)

  • 13

    Freedom Covenant: Plan for Repentance

    • Student Handout for Lesson 13

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 13

    • Audio 13: Freedom Covenant (with Tim Brown)

  • 14

    Leaning on Jesus

    • Student Handout for Lesson 14

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 14

    • Audio 14: Leaning on Jesus (with Tim Brown)

  • 15

    A Practical Blueprint for Disciple-Making

    • Student Handout for Lesson 15

    • PowerPoint for Lesson 15

    • Audio 15: A Practical Blueprint for Disciple-Making

Required Materials

The Bible

Reviews

5 star rating

Thank you for the Fundamentals Course

John E Miller Jr

I enjoyed the course and appreciate the insights given. One of the best things I learned is that it's not recovery that we should be concerned with but a "tr...

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I enjoyed the course and appreciate the insights given. One of the best things I learned is that it's not recovery that we should be concerned with but a "transformation." Makes perfect sense and I plan on using that more and more. They need to be transformed and nor recover to where they were at previously. Looking forward to completing the CABC program and moving on to see what God's will for me is after that. Thank you and God Bless.

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Fundamentals of Addiction Biblical Counseling

Jacqueline Cheatham

This course has really helped open my eyes to addiction in ways that I never seen before. I have been a believer and walking with The Lord for 7 years now, a...

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This course has really helped open my eyes to addiction in ways that I never seen before. I have been a believer and walking with The Lord for 7 years now, and the aspect on addiction that The Lord has given Dr. Shaw is amazing! Many lives can and will be transformed through this.

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Very Helpful

Kenneth Gentzler

I work at a Rescue Mission and have been looking for material and training to better serve our guests, especially those enslaved by addictions. This course ...

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I work at a Rescue Mission and have been looking for material and training to better serve our guests, especially those enslaved by addictions. This course was practical and extremely beneficial.

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5 star rating

Excellent resource.

Joseph Leary

Thank you for providing such a comprehensive overview of the biblical approach to addiction treatment.

Thank you for providing such a comprehensive overview of the biblical approach to addiction treatment.

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Amazing!

Jeff Mesker

This course is in-depth and well put together. So much biblical truth being put fourth. Highly recommend going through this course.

This course is in-depth and well put together. So much biblical truth being put fourth. Highly recommend going through this course.

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The Tools of Addiction

Willis Garner Sr

I enjoyed the challenge of the changing perspectives: 1. Understanding that the Subject becoming the Subject of self worship 2. Reviewing my own thought pr...

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I enjoyed the challenge of the changing perspectives: 1. Understanding that the Subject becoming the Subject of self worship 2. Reviewing my own thought process for sharing truth about addition and healing 3. Know how I can effect the lives of other with the right approach to the problem 4. Understanding that Sin is the real additive force that creates behavior

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A wonderful ministry!

Gil donatelli

Thank you so much T.A.C. for ministering to the families and to people struggling with addictions, with the pure gospel of the Lord. I hope to join you as a...

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Thank you so much T.A.C. for ministering to the families and to people struggling with addictions, with the pure gospel of the Lord. I hope to join you as a counselor one day!

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Instructors

DMin, Biblical Counseling, CADAC II, ACBC

Dr. Mark E. Shaw

Mark is a certified biblical counselor and Founder of The Addiction Connection. As an author, speaker, teacher of the Word, and certified alcohol and drug addiction counselor, Mark has been involved in helping people who struggle with addictions since 1991. He serves as the Director of Counseling at Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, KY. He and his wife, Mary, have 4 young adult children.

Dr. Bill Hines

Bill is an ordained minister, author, and the President of Covenant Ministries, Inc., a biblical counseling and education ministry in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has provided biblical counseling and biblical counselor training for over 25 years and has served several Bible Colleges as adjunct faculty. He & his wife, Kathy have 5 children and 7 grandchildren.

Tim Brown

Tim is the founder of His Steps Ministries, Inc., a residential substance abuse counseling ministry for men in Woodstock, Georgia. He has been certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors since 2006. As an ordained and licensed minister, Tim served as the director of His Steps until 2017 when the residency program closed. He now dedicates his time to develop and implement addiction training programs from a biblical perspective for local churches as well as counsel addicts in his community.