Temperance and Addiction
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Substance-Related Disorders; Temperance; Religion; Behavior Control
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.
Pearce, Michelle J. and Wachholtz, Amy B., "Temperance and Addiction" (2012). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 546.