We are delighted to announce that a special issue of the Critical Religion journal Implicit Religion entitled ‘Religion, Spirituality and Addiction Recovery,’ guest-edited by Dr Wendy Dossett and Liam Metcalf-White was published last week in an open-access online format.
The special issue takes a critical look at the deployment of categories such as ‘religious,’ ‘spiritual,’ ‘non-religion’ and ‘secular’ in the addiction recovery world. Several recovery environments are explored, including Twelve Step, Visible Recovery Advocacy, Treatment Centres, and the Buddhist Recovery Movement. The collection includes contributions from a mix of early career and more senior scholars of religion and spirituality, some with professional experience in addiction treatment, and some with lived-experience of addiction and recovery. Research sites range from Recovery Walks in the UK, to Twelve Step Fellowships in the US and UK, to treatment centres in Northern Mexico and internationally syndicated Buddhist Recovery groups. The special issue seeks to make a contribution to the academic and practitioner fields of addiction recovery as well as to the study of religion and spirituality.
Religion, Spirituality and Addiction Recovery: Introduction. Wendy Dossett and Liam Metcalf-White
“That’s the Spiritual Side of Me”: Men’s Autobiographical Accounts of Recovery in Twelve Step Fellowships. Lymarie Rodriguez-Morales
Introducing the Non-Religious in Alcoholics Anonymous. Zachary A Munro