SpIRE Publication on Spirituality and Addiction

A special issue of the journal Religions has been edited by Dr Bernadette Flanagan and Dr Noelia Molina from SpIRE. It includes articles which discuss the long-standing recognition of diverse connections between spirituality and addiction, and emerging discussions regarding the spiritual dimensions of addiction treatments. The overall focus is on the overlaps between the journey into addiction and the spiritual journey, in recognition that addictive craving and the seeking of ultimate meaning may be intimately connected. The multiplicity of forms which addiction can assume in contemporary society is respected.