Conscience in Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

Exploring the Role of Spirituality in Conscientious Transformation

By Yordan Kalev Zhekov

Foreword by Geoffrey M. Stephenson

Conscience in Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

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  • ISBN: 9781620324981
  • Pages: 378
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2013
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Conscience in Recovery from Alcohol Addiction

Exploring the Role of Spirituality in Conscientious Transformation

By Yordan Kalev Zhekov

Foreword by Geoffrey M. Stephenson

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  • ISBN: 9781620324981
  • Pages: 378
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $44.00
Web Price: $35.20
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781620324981
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 2/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $44.00
Web Price: $35.20
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Academic research in alcohol addiction presents diverse results and subject inadequacies. This study identifies conscience and its influence through spirituality on successful recovery as promoting unity and adequacy in the field. The purpose of the study is to analyze the relationship between conscience, spirituality, and recovery from alcohol addiction. This threefold framework underlines the conceptual importance of cognition, affect, behavior, spirituality, and character in addiction studies. Narrative analysis (NA) is employed for designing the present research. It is utilized for collection, examination, and formulation of the results derived from the participants' stories. Semi-structured interviews are used within the NA framework to provide the data from the twelve participants. The latter are selected as a homogeneous group based on characteristics of their addiction, spirituality, and recovery. The analysis of narratives defines conscience with its cognitive, emotive, and conative elements as related to spirituality. The conscience's nature and functioning undergo deterioration during addiction and complete rejuvenation through participants' spiritual transformation of a transcendent divine experience. Spiritually empowered conscience supports progressive recovery from alcohol addiction. The conscientious approach to self, life, and others is shaped by virtue and spiritual commitment.

Contributors-

Yordan Kalev Zhekov
Geoffrey M. Stephenson

Bio(s)-

Yordan Kalev Zhekov holds two master's and a doctorate in theology, as well as a master's in addiction psychology and counselling. He continues his research in developing conscience therapy on the professional doctorate programme at Middlesex University, UK. Dr. Zhekov works in the field of homelessness and as a substance misuse counsellor. He is the author of Defining the New Testament Logia on Divorce and Remarriage in a Pluralistic Context (2009).

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