ADDICTION, CHURCH, AND MISSION
This paper examines the role of the Church in the midst of the addiction and overdose epidemic.
Saint Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises Provide An Integrated Methodology for Christian Addiction Recovery Programs
An examination of the scientific theories of the complexities of addiction reveals that attention to desire, mindfulness, repetition, and imagination is useful to both understand and treat the affliction. Therefore, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola should be considered as a useful tool in Christian addiction treatment and recovery programs because the Exercises include attention to those same areas.
Craving wholeness: The complexity of addiction
This article was written for Vision (the National Association of Catholic Chaplains’ Newsletter) as part of their special issue on the spiritual dimension of the opioid crisis.
the spirituality of addiction (webinar)
This presentation for the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) explores and explains the necessity of including spirituality in the recovery process, the incorporeal craving that underlies all addictions, the spiritual states of consciousness that substances mimic, as well as some solutions and the ways to attain them.