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Hidden Addictions: A Pastoral Response to the Abuse of Legal by Richard L Dayringer,Bridget C Mc Keever

By Richard L Dayringer,Bridget C Mc Keever

In Hidden Addictions: A Pastoral reaction to the Abuse of criminal medicines, you’ll locate that underneath the grotesque, extra public face of unlawful drug abuse lies one other much less hideous, yet simply as damaging, layer of addiction--the dependancy to prescription drugs. during this revealing learn, you’ll find out how you could confront the hidden illness of criminal drug dependency in members and finally holiday its chokehold on an international already ravaged by way of complacency and social-systemic dysfunction.

The in basic terms ebook of its style, Hidden Addictions is a concise, readable pastoral viewpoint at the creeping epidemic of felony drug abuse. Its illuminating case vignettes exhibit you the social roots of habit and provides you the religious and spiritual assets essential to placed you and your family at the street to holistic restoration. in particular, you’ll learn about:

  • groups so much at risk--girls, younger ladies, and older women
  • types of substances, together with tranquilizers, sedatives, antidepressants, and painkillers
  • over-the-counter medicinal drugs and look-alike drugs
  • women and the pharmaceutical industry
  • recovery equipment, together with cleansing, kinfolk remedy, and couple counseling
  • spiritual assets and systemic reform

    In a society already hooked on strength, excitement, and ownership, you don’t regularly see the “warning buttons” being driven. yet this booklet exhibits for you to flip again the quiet tide of religious ailment and psychochemical dependency that’s sweeping the globe. So even if you’re a pastor whose congregation is soreness, a social employee administering to addicted customers, or a campus minister, Hidden Addictions offers you the pragmatism and wisdom you must heal the wounded soul.

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