Accession Number:

ADA218188

Title:

The Relationship between Spiritual Awareness and Recovery from Alcholism

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

217.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the relationship between spirituality and recovery from alcoholism. This research topic is, by design, narrow and specific but the implications may have ramifications far beyond a small universe of alcoholics. When the topics of alcoholism and spirituality are considered together they, in synergistic fashion, become greater than the sum of their parts. For while I focus on alcohol, the fact is, it is only one of many drugs used to alter human consciousness. If spirituality can be reliably measured and does relate to abstention from drug alcohol in this study, then spirituality would become a new variable to be considered when researchers seek greater understanding of what it takes to abstain from alcohol or any other drug habitually used to alter consciousness.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE