By Christopher C. H. Cook
Addictive issues are characterized through a department of the need, during which the addict is attracted either via a wish to proceed the addictive behaviour and likewise through a wish to cease it. educational views in this hindrance often come from medical and medical standpoints, with the 'moral version' rejected as superseded. yet Christian theology has a protracted background of considering and writing on such difficulties and provides insights that are beneficial to clinical and moral mirrored image upon the character of dependancy. Chris prepare dinner reports Christian theological and moral mirrored image upon the issues of alcohol use and misuse, from biblical instances till the current day. Drawing fairly upon the writings of St Paul the Apostle and Augustine of Hippo, a serious theological version of habit is built. Alcohol dependence is usually considered within the broader moral viewpoint of the use and misuse of alcohol inside of groups.
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For Playfair, addiction is sin. , 1968, who identify eight models: the impaired model, the ‘dry’ moral model, the ‘wet’ moral model, the Alcoholics Anonymous model, the psychoanalytic model, the family interaction model, the ‘old’ medical model, and the ‘new’ medical model. J. B. Davies, 2000. g. Suliman, 1983; Groves and Farmer, 1994. 35 Lenters, 1985. Orford, 2001. 37 Playfair, 1991. McCormick, 1989, pp. 146, 150. g. 1 Corinthians 6:9–10; Galatians 5:19. See Playfair, 1991, pp. 29–32. An addiction in context 19 On the one hand, the approach of Lenter and McCormick seems to make sin a form of universal human addiction, such that all human beings are in some sense ‘addicted’.
An addiction in context 27 trapped between the consequences of drinking and the consequences of reducing or discontinuing their drinking. harm reduction The explicit language of harm reduction is heard more often in the clinical and policy arena concerned with illicit drug use than in the arena concerned with alcohol. However, harm reduction techniques may be employed for all forms of substance use, and for other behaviours, including social and prescribed drug use as well as illicit drug misuse.
5. See also Beauchamp, 1976. , 2003. Kreitman, 1986. An addiction in context 31 alcohol industry. Thus, although the population approach to alcohol policy receives overwhelming academic support, it has generated heated debate. It would appear to be the perceived threat to the beverage alcohol industry, or perhaps rather the industry’s response to this threat, which has generated most of the heat. An editorial in the journal Addiction in 2000 suggested that the drinks industry has objectives other than those of improving public health and social well-being: Alcohol producers are engaged in a campaign to capture the hearts and minds of alcohol researchers and public health people, as part of a major effort to win the war of ideas that shapes alcohol policy at national and international level.
Alcohol, Addiction and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian Ethics) by Christopher C. H. Cook