April 30th, 2008 06:41 EST
'Trapped: Mercy for Addictions' offers hope
Enumclaw, Washington-- During their lifetime, 27 percent of Americans will suffer from some type of substance abuse. Addictions often begin when people try alcohol or drugs to escape from family dysfunction, abusive relationships, or painful emotions. Little do they realize that their means of escape is the doorway to their captivity.
"An addiction is like walking around with an iron ball and chain shackled to your leg," says Nancy Alcorn, who has over 25 years of experience helping addicted young women. "It goes with you everywhere, weighs you down from reaching your full potential, and it controls your life."
In "Trapped: Mercy for Addictions," the latest book in her "Mercy For..." series, Alcorn offers hope for women who want to break free from addictions."There is mercy for addictions," she says. "The cycle of addiction can be broken, even if it is a generational pattern in your family."
Alcorn wrote "Trapped" to help women learn practical ways to acknowledge, identify, and eliminate an addiction from their life. For Alcorn, conquering an addiction begins with God: "He will always give you a way out when you are tempted."
Alcorn helps women understand that freedom from an addiction is a daily process that requires one's mind to be renewed through God's Word. "Breaking free from an addiction is not easy," cautions Alcorn, "but it is worth the abundant life that God has for you."
Alcorn's book details ways women can make intentional choices to place themselves in a healthy environment, speak truth, embrace their identity in Christ, and passionately pursue the incredible life God has for them.
In her book, Alcorn writes: "There is no substance on this earth that will ever be able to fill the void in your life...only God can heal the pain and release you from the need to turn to these addictive behaviors. His solution is not temporary; His Truth will leave a permanent impact on your life."
For a review copy or to schedule an interview please contact Adam Cothes at 360-802-9758 or +adam@ winepressgroup.com.