The Religious and Christian Element in Therapy in Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

  • J. Kenneth Lawton


The beginnings of medicine back beyond recorded history make their first impact in myth and the fables of the ancient world. Stories of the gods and the world’s religions combine in revealing unmistakable concepts of creation and spiritual forces, health and God (however he is defined).


Drug Addiction Drug Problem Christian Tradition Religious Movement Drug Scene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kenneth Lawton
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  1. 1.International Christian Federation for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug AddictionLondonEngland

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