Title

Temperance and Addiction

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

7-19-2012

Document Type

Book Chapter

Medical Subject Headings

Substance-Related Disorders; Temperance; Religion; Behavior Control

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

The idea that religion works at the level of the individual to develop temperance, or self-control, leading to positive physical, emotional, and behavioral outcomes, is a new and intriguing topic in the study of religion and psychology. This chapter will specifically explore this medication model with regard to recovery from addiction.

Comments

Citation: Pearce, M.J. & Wachholtz, A. (2012). Temperance and Addiction. Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith. West Port, CT: Prager/Greenwood Press, p. 195-212.

A partial preview of Chapter 13 is available via Google Books.