Imago Dei is a Latin phrase that means Image of God and in terms of our faith means humans are made in the image and likeness of God and we are loved by God.  There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God. 

However sometimes we might feel we have let God down.  One of the common ways we might feel we have separated ourselves from God is through an addiction that we struggle with.

Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable, but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary responsibilities and concerns, such as work, relationships, faith, or health. 

As a community, Holy Family wants to create a safe environment to work through the addictions that affect our lives so that we might live as  the Imago Dei.
 
Our parish family wants to provide help and support for those affected by an addiction.  We need good information to know where and how to begin.  Please take five minutes to fill out this simple anonymous survey. We greatly appreciate your time and assistance.
 

* 1. Check off as many of the following that you think may lead to an addiction.

* 2. Check any of the following that is currently impacting, or has impacted, your household
or circle of friends.

* 3. If Holy Family could offer help or resources, which of these addictions would you seek help for?

* 4. If you are impacted by any of the aforementioned addictions, or know someone who does, what do you think the reason is?

* 5. If addiction is a difficulty in your family or circle of friends, how have you had success with overcoming the addiction? Please name the process or support group by name so we might explore this resource.

* 6. If addiction is a difficulty in your family or circle of friends, and you have not sought help, why not?

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