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The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction: The Call for the Transcendent (Paperback)

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Addicts and alcoholics are often highly spiritualized individuals who lack the faith apparatus to make a healthy connection with their spiritual drive. As such, they turn to negative behavior patterns to fulfill that hunger: alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, pornography, social media, and dysfunctional relationships. This book offers a series of insights and methods whereby faith may be restored and positively channeled into life-sustaining behaviors. It is addressed to addicts, their families and friends, as well as interested laypeople, government policymakers, and treatment professionals. The authors include instruction in yoga and breathing exercises, meditation, and mindfulness, as well as case studies and medical guidance for detoxification.

About the Author

Ashok Bedi, MD, author of Crossing the Healing Zone, is a Jungian psychoanalyst and a board-certified psychiatrist. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a diplomat in psychological medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Visit him online at

Rev. Joseph Pereira is the founder and managing director of the Kripa Foundation in Mumbai, India, which is devoted to the care, support, and treatment of those affected by chemical dependency and HIV and AIDS. He holds a master’s in psychology and philosophy, is certified in divinity and counseling, and is a trainer in the Iyengar school of yoga. Visit him online at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780892541928
ISBN-10: 089254192X
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc
Publication Date: March 15th, 2020
Pages: 232
Language: English