Conference 75-Minute Workshop SA11
Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Workshop Level: All levels
J. Randle Adair, DO, PhD
Consider the following terms that may, either consciously or unconsciously, come to mind upon encountering an alcoholic/addict on the street, under a bridge, sitting next to you on an airplane, or in a hospital bed: “despised,” “rejected,” “humiliated,” “forsaken,” “scorned,” “powerless,” “prodigal.” Are these not some of the same terms used in Scripture to describe Jesus Christ?
This workshop will explore the similarities between the suffering of addiction and the Passion of Christ and explore how, from our personal and professional experience, we can offer support to bridge between suffering and recovery, religion and spirituality. We will specifically explore the power of powerlessness.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Understand the spiritual component in the disease model of addictions.
- Distinguish between the external defenses of the addict and the inner core of vulnerability.
- Examine the paradox of powerlessness becoming a strength in recovery.
Educational Materials (recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
– None required by the workshop presenter
Presentation Materials (items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
SA11 Spirituality And Addictions
SA11 Spirituality And Addictions 3 Slides Per Page