Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions
Addiction and Grace offers an inspiring and
hope–filled vision for those who desire to explore the mystery of who and what
they really are. May examines the "processes of attachment" that lead
to addiction and describes the relationship between addiction and spiritual
awareness. He also details the various addictions from which we can suffer, not
only to substances like alcohol and drugs, but to work, sex, performance,
responsibility, and intimacy.
Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist
working with the chemically dependent, May emphasizes that addiction represents
an attempt to assert complete control over our lives. Addiction and Grace is a
compassionate and wise treatment of a topic of major concern in these most
addictive of times, one that can provide a critical yet hopeful guide to a
place of freedom based on contemplative spirituality.