Addiction and spirituality


The popular media informs us on a regular basis of the rise in the incidence of drug use. A few years ago the focus was on heroin. Today, "ice" has the media's attention. Alcohol abuse is also frequently newsworthy. The campaign to stop smoking connects the habit with extreme decay, gangrenous limbs and rotting teeth and gums. The images we have of someone who is addicted tend towards caricatures of mad, painful helplessness and moral chaos. The reality of addiction is much more subtle and pervasive - Janine Wilson

Addiction and spirituality