THE URGE

Our History of Addiction By Carl Erik Fisher Our culture, ever on the lookout for easy, unambiguous answers to the predicament of being flawed and often unhappy humans, is a sucker for all-encompassing, reductive paradigms like “addiction” and, more recently, “trauma.” What these tropes share is a medley of explanations, depending on whom you listen…

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Freedom to Choose Life and Love

Spirituality and AddictionFreedom to Choose Life and Love (Blog) Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Fr. Richard Rohr, OFMAuthor and psychotherapist Gerald May (1940–2005) was a friend and early mentor of Father Richard. In this passage, May explores how addiction keeps us from living with the full love and freedom for which we were created: It seems…

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