The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction

The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction

The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction
The Call for the Transcendent
Dr. Ashok Bedi
Rev. Joseph Pereira

• A non-ideological book on the spiritual causes and roots of addiction incorporating Jungian psychology and ancient Eastern philosophy.
• Offers practical techniques based on the authors’ decades of experience treating addiction in both India and the United States.
• References the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous along with insights from other successful spiritual programs, especially Yoga and Meditation.

The authors are both clinicians who have worked for decades in treating addicts, alcoholics, and those suffering from various other addictions. Bringing to bear the insights of a Jungian psychiatrist and a Catholic priest, two healers who have treated the suffering of addiction in the real world.

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 both 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, and include case studies, and competent medical guidance for safe and healthy detoxification.


March 2020
Addiction / Psychology / Healing
Paperback: 5 x 7
Page count: 208
ISBN 13: 978-0-89254-192-8
eISBN: 978-0-89254-685-5
Imprint: Nicolas Hays
Rights/Market: English language, World (with certain exceptions)


The Spiritual Paradox of Addiction