By Gerald G. May
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What number glasses of wine are you able to have with dinner prior to blowing your vitamin, your cool, or your finances? in terms of alcohol use, many people locate it tough to attract the road among problem-free amusement and destructive overindulgence. reports express that 10 percentage of Americans--nearly 30 million of us--drink greater than we should always.
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The mechanisms continue and take on even more unrealistic proportions. But since hiding the truth from oneself is no longer as effective, it becomes increasingly important to hide it from other people. Now the addictive behavior becomes more secre- 46 / Addiction and Grace tive; the person may hide bottles and consciously lie. In addition to self-alienation, he experiences a growing isolation from other people. There is a sense of harboring a dark secret, the revelation of which would be unbearable.
Further, the entire situation posed here is irrevocably hypothetical, for no one is truly free from attachment. We must work with our addictions, seeking the grace within them and trying to minimize their destructiveness instead of spending our time fantasizing what it would be like to be totally free of them. Total freedom, religion tells us, is paradise—the final salvation and the full reign of God. It is a goal that we must work toward, but it is also something we must hope and wait for. Paul speaks of this in words that we will hear again in our exploration of addiction and grace: “From the beginning till now, all creation has been groaning in one great act of giving birth; we too groan inwardly as we wait for our bodies to be set free….
There was even a point, during that last conversation with the doctor, that she felt she almost could have killed for just one bottle of really powerful nose drops. In addition, she experienced a temporary but very real impairment of her opinion of herself and of her concern for other things and other people. Her little brush with addiction had not only wreaked havoc with her nose and made her play games with her mind, it had also eroded her freedom, her will, and her capacity for love. I will be discussing all these physical, psychological, and spiritual dynamics in greater detail, but at this point we can proceed to define addiction more precisely and establish its primary characteristics.
Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions (Plus) by Gerald G. May