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.
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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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