Theological Foundation of Addictions

3 Hour CEU

Dr. Shaw lays a biblical foundation for addiction counseling in the local church, explaining the origin of addiction, habitual sin that becomes enslavement, addiction as idolatry and spiritual adultery, and passages from Genesis, Ezekiel 14, and Isaiah 44.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Theological Foundation of Addictions

    • Welcome!

    • Understanding Addictions Biblically

    • Origin of Addiction

    • A Biblical Foundation of Addiction Counseling

  • 2

    Bonus Content!

    • Next Steps: Be TRANSFORMED & Family Help for Addiction: A Care Group Study

    • Completing Your Addictions Counseling Specialization with ACBC

    • Get Commissioned with The Addiction Connection (CABC)


DMin, Biblical Counseling, ACBC since 2002, CADAC II

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.


What if I already purchased "ACBC Addictions Counseling Specialization - Education Phase"?

Please note that if you have already purchased "ACBC Addictions Counseling Specialization - Education Phase" for $197 from The Addiction Connection, then you already have this mini-course. If you have any questions, please email us at or reach out to ACBC at

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