Temperance and Addiction
Department of Psychiatry
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, 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.
Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith
Pearce, Michelle J. and Wachholtz, Amy B., "Temperance and Addiction" (2012). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 546.