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Message from Ken Karacsony

Director of A.R.M.

Hello, I'm Ken Karacsony managing Director of Addiction Recovery Ministry. I personally would like to welcome you to A.R.M. and sincerely hope that you will find information on this site that is helpful to you or a loved one struggling with addiction.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself and why I started A.R.M. Prior to starting A.R.M., I was the Sr. Pastor of a community church in Los Angeles, California and have worked in many ministry positions during 20 years of Christian service. I have personally ministered to people who have struggled with drug and alcohol dependence and other serious life-issues. Fortunately, I have also had the pleasure of watching many overcome their addictions and live a full life promised by Christ.

The reason I started A.R.M. is simple - I desire that every Christian struggling with addiction overcome their dependence on drugs and alcohol and live a full life in Christ. I also want to see families restored and communities healed. I don't believe that can happen with our current understanding of addiction as promoted within the church. Christian leaders tell us that addiction is a disease and the best one can hope for is "disease management." As a result, they have opened their church doors to any number of unbiblical programs and teachings that fail to deliver a person from this enemy. Rather than living in freedom, an addict is told that he or she must commit to steps and meetings, which simply is not true. Programs add to the gospel and are therefore an offfense to Jesus Christ who came to bring life to those who desperately need it the most, like those struggling with addiction:

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10

Recovery from drug and alcohol dependence does not have to be a lifelong process nor is it based on program steps. You can experience full, immediate recovery and I hope to share important information to help you live in freedom. You can take control of your life and your addiction. I have seen many overcome and I know you can as well. It certainly will not be easy, but you can prevail. Always remember, "In all things we are more than conquerors in Christ" (Romans 8:37). God has given you the necessary tools to prevail because He loves you dearly.

Blessings,

Ken Karacsony