Spirituality, Intoxication and Addiction: Six Forms of Relationship
2013 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 48, no 12, 1109-1113 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The paper considers six connections between spirituality and intoxication or addiction. They are: intoxication as a means of communication with a spiritual world; intoxication as destroying spirituality; shared use and intoxication as creating and validating community; spirituality and religion as a means of collective sobering-up; spirituality in individual sobering up; and abstinence as a spiritual practice, a witness, or a badge of membership in a spiritual community. Intoxication can either enhance or impede spirituality, both at individual and collective levels. Spirituality is often important in sobering up, both individually and collectively, and abstinence is a part of spiritual or religious practice in some traditions. But a full account must acknowledge the diversity in the interactions of spirituality and intoxication or addiction.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 48, no 12, 1109-1113 p.
spirituality, intoxication, addiction, abstinence, collectivity, social movements
Substance Abuse Psychiatry Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-95099DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2013.803879ISI: 000324550800004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-95099DiVA: diva2:658294