Spirituality and Religiousness and Alcohol/Other Drug Problems: Treatment and Recovery Perspectives / Edition 1

Spirituality and Religiousness and Alcohol/Other Drug Problems: Treatment and Recovery Perspectives / Edition 1

by Taylor and Francis, Brent Benda
     
 

An in-depth look at the relevance of religious and spiritual issues to alcohol and drug use and abuse throughout the lifespan Spiritual issues and forgiveness are oft-neglected topics in treatment programs for substance abusers. This unique book brings those underrated components of recovery to the forefront through current research, case studies, and the insight

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An in-depth look at the relevance of religious and spiritual issues to alcohol and drug use and abuse throughout the lifespan Spiritual issues and forgiveness are oft-neglected topics in treatment programs for substance abusers. This unique book brings those underrated components of recovery to the forefront through current research, case studies, and the insight of experts in the field of spirituality as well as drug/alcohol treatment. It illustrates the important interrelationship among religiousness, spirituality, forgiveness, and alcohol and drug use and abuse throughout the lifespan. The contributors examine the effects of religiousness and spirituality on recovery in relation to more widely recognized supports. Each chapter is extensively referenced, and most include tables and/or figures that make difficult information easy to understand and work with. Spirituality and Religiousness and Alcohol/Other Drug Problems: Treatment and Recovery Perspectives draws clear, important distinctions between religiosity and spirituality. It provides you with a clearly laid out conceptual framework for examining the relationship among spirituality/religiousness and alcohol/drug problems, and a theoretical model of forgiveness in regard to alcohol/drug abuse. This informative book also examines: the existing literature on the intersection of spirituality/religiousness and alcohol/drug issues addiction recovery across the lifespan connections among stress, quality of life, social support, spirituality and religiosity, and recovery how social supports, spirituality, religiousness, life meaning, and affiliation with 12-step fellowships affect the quality of life for people in recovery evidence-based forgiveness treatment alcohol abusers' traits and how abusers function in the context of family Christian perspectives on alcohol/drug use and abuse-with a chapter devoted to Protestant perspectives and treatment implications predictors of rehosp

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789033239
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Themes and Patterns of Spirituality-Religiousness and Alcohol/Other Drug Problems: Treatment and Recovery Perspectives Thomas F. McGovern Brent B. Benda 1

Spirituality and Religiousness and Alcohol/Other Drug Problems: Conceptual Framework Thomas F. McGovern Terry McMahon 7

Protestantism and Alcoholism: Spiritual and Religious Considerations John R. Belcher 21

The Role of Social Supports, Spirituality, Religiousness, Life Meaning and Affiliation with 12-Step Fellowships in Quality of Life Satisfaction Among Individuals in Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Problems Alexandre B. Laudet Keith Morgen William L. White 33

Church Attendance or Religiousness: Their Relationship to Adolescents' Use of Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Delinquency Brent B. Benda Sandra K. Pope Kelly J. Kelleher 75

Dimensions of Religious Involvement and Mental Health Outcomes Among Alcohol-and Drug-Dependent Women Nicola A. Conners Leanne Whiteside-Mansell Allen C. Sherman 89

Spiritual Well-Being, Relationships, and Work Satisfaction in the Treatment of Homeless Veterans with Alcohol/Other Drug Problems Brent B. Benda Frederick A. DiBlasio Sandra K. Pope 109

Forgiveness in the Treatment of Persons with Alcohol Problems Everett L. Worthington Michael Scherer Kathryn L. Cooke 125

Alcohol and Other Drug Problems Among Homeless Veterans: A Life-Course Theory of Forgiveness Brent B. Benda John R. Belcher 147

Alcohol Abuse in Marriage and Family Contexts: Relational Pathways to Recovery Jennifer S. Ripley April Cunion Nicole Noble 171

Recovery Across the Life Cycle from Alcohol/Other Drug Problems: Pathways, Styles, and Developmental Stages William L. White 185

Index 203

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