eBook Addiction and Pastoral Care, 1st Edition

  • Sonia E. Waters
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467452696
  • ISBN-13: 9781467452694
  • DDC: 259
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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A timely resource treating addiction holistically as both a spiritual and a pathological condition. Substance addictions present a unique set of challenges for pastoral care. In this book Sonia Waters weaves together personal stories, research, and theological reflection to offer helpful tools for ministers, counselors, chaplains, and anyone else called to care pastorally for those struggling with addiction. Waters uses the story of the Gerasene demoniac in Mark’s Gospel to reframe addiction as a soul-sickness that arises from a legion of individual and social vulnerabilities. She includes pastoral reflections on oppression, the War on Drugs, trauma, guilt, discipleship, and identity. The final chapters focus on practical-care skills that address the challenges of recovery, especially ambivalence and resistance to change.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Addiction as Soul-Sickness.
2: This Is Your Brain on Drugs.
3: Addiction, Attachment, and Trauma.
4: Addiction and Social Suffering.
5: Soul-Sickness and the Legion.
6: Motivational Interviewing and Change.
7: Moving into Change.
Index of Authors.
Index of Subjects.
Index of Scripture Citations.