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Addiction will probably affect all of us in one way or another. Either personally or through a family member or a friend. In any case, it certainly affects societies as a whole and the church as part of that society.
 
There are many different things that people can get addicted to.
 
The common ones we think of are drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. But there is a much longer list, ranging from caffeine to gambling, pornography and sex. Obesity in some cases can be termed a food addiction, and exercise can become an addiction as well.
 
You will probably be able to think of others as well. The point here is that wherever there is a “reward” of some sort, there is the potential for addiction. 

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Addiction will probably affect all of us in one way or another. Either personally or through a family member or a friend. In any case, it certainly affects societies as a whole and the church as part of that society. There are many different things
18/05/2015
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