Where to get it: Amazon
My Rating:9.9 out of 10
This book Shows the paradoxes of addiction. This is a carefully written book that ties Psychology, Medical practice and Religion. It shows case the simplicity of fighting addiction yet we complicate the process to almost impossibilities.
This is a must read for anyone interested in addressing addiction.
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.