1st Edition

Spirituality and Chemical Dependency





ISBN 9781560230694
Published February 21, 1996 by Routledge
230 Pages

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Book Description

Spirituality and Chemical Dependency shares current thinking on how spirituality is used in recovery from alcoholism and other forms of chemical dependency. The 12-Step programs have been the most successful form of treatment thus far; you will find the insight in this book to be revealing as to why.

Each of the contributors has devoted a significant part of his or her life to help those suffering from chemical addiction. In each chapter, the author gives ideas on specific aspects of spirituality in the 12-Step context and answers the ever-important question “So what?!” to provide guidelines for healthy spirituality in the addicted person.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Introduction
  • A New Understanding of Spirituality
  • The Effects of Alcoholism and Recovery on Spirituality
  • Defining God or Higher Power: The Spiritual Center of Recovery
  • Spiritual Reading as Bibliotherapy
  • Self-Examination in Addiction Recovery: Notes on Steps 4 and 10
  • The Clergyperson and the Fifth Step
  • Steps 8 and 9 of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Prayer and Meditation in Addiction Recovery
  • Applied Spirituality: Expressing Love and Service
  • Spirituality, Art Therapy, and the Chemically Dependent Person
  • Music Therapy, Spirituality, and Chemically Dependent Clients
  • Never Too Late: The Spiritual Recovery of an Alcoholic with HIV
  • Spiritual Exiles in Their Own Homeland: Gays, Lesbians, and Native Americans
  • Reference Notes Included
  • Index

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