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Meet Dr. David Stoop

Dr. David Stoop Blog Contributor

We are thrilled to announce Dr. David Stoop as our new blog contributor. Not only is Dr. Stoop co-author of The Life Recovery Bible and co-host of the nationally syndicated program, New Life Live, but he also has years of experience helping families and individuals heal from addiction. We sat down with Dr. David Stoop to ask a few questions.

How did you come to believe in Jesus Dr. David Stoop?
I committed my life to Jesus the summer after I graduated from high school.  I had been raised in a Christian family, but didn’t make faith my own until that time.

What is your experience with addiction recovery?
Our family got into recovery as part of the treatment for our son’s heroin addiction. It wasn’t until the whole family got into recovery that he was able to begin his own recovery from his addiction.

What inspired you to co-author the Life Recovery Bible?
The steps were so helpful in my own and my families recovery. When we found out that Dr. Bob and Bill W developed the steps with the help of Rev. Sam, I was excited about the possibility of bringing recovery back to its source–the Bible.

You do a lot of work with families, what is your experience in helping families find healing from addiction?
It’s similar to what we experienced. Unless the whole family gets into the process, the likelihood of ongoing recovery is reduced. So a part of what I do is educate the family about what they are up against. The family needs to understand addictions and recovery. In addition, for about 5 years, I led the weekly multi-family group in our Christian inpatient program, which dealt with more than recovery, but saw a lot of the patients problems as being “family problems.”

What are you working on next?

We’re proposing a book called “The 12 gifts of Life Recovery.” We’ll look at 12 principles that are foundational in recovery.

Tells us something about yourself most people don’t know.

I love old cars and have almost completed a restoration of a 1964 MGB. Sure is fun to drive without the top!

Thank you Dr. David Stoop. We look forward to your posts and insight on addiction recovery from a Christian perspective.

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