We each have our own definition for addiction, is it choice or a moral issue? Has our family been plagued with a disease? Did this have something to do with the way we raised our children i.e. our fault? Is anyone or anything to blame for our plight? Depending on the day and time, we each may vacillate between any of these definitions. The position that Robinson takes is that it is “all the above”, and that through many vehicles, Christ offers a definition and solution for addiction. Robinson will speak in three (3) languages, all English. He speaks in the language of theology, then speaks clinically and in the language of recovery world. Come hear his take on the models of addiction and help determine and mold your own definition or adhere to his.
Chuck Robinson grew up in Oklahoma City, attending the University of Central Oklahoma, where he graduated with a Business Management degree in 1988 and a Masters of Arts in Substance Abuse Studies in 2012. Having made a significant change in his life in 1982, Robinson found himself raising four sons, coaching sports, active in the business world, and a volunteer in his local church. He felt a calling on his life to serve Jesus Christ in 1988. Robinson continued his “tent making” as a local oil and gas business owner, while volunteering in the church by leading various missions groups, youth groups and Sunday school. While attending Henderson Hills Baptist Church, located in Edmond, Oklahoma, he served on staff for eight (8) years as its first pastor of recovery. Robinson is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Licensed Minister and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. Today he works with Elements Behavioral Health, serving as the National Director of Christian Programming and Outreach, taking what has successfully been accomplished locally to the national level. Robinson wrote his first book, published last year (2016) called ‘Loving the Addict in Your Pew, a roadmap for building a church-based recovery ministry.’ In April of this last year, the Robinson’s happily celebrated thirty four years of marriage. Chuck and Vicky have four sons, Chad, Colby, Conner, and Teyon, and four beautiful grandchildren.