In Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, Ed Welch teaches that the hopelessness of the "sickness, recovery, relapse" cycle needs to be replaced with the biblical view of sin, salvation, and sanctification. The basic point of the book is that theology makes a difference. It is the infrastructure of our lives. Build it poorly and the building will eventually collapse. Build it well and you will be ready for anything. The basic theology for addiction is that the root problem goes much deeper than our genetic make-up. Addiction are ultimately a disorder of worship. Will we worship ourselves and our own desires or will we worship the true God? The addict must face the fact that what and who he worships will control his life and that true freedom can only come through the cross.