Healing from Addiction
An article on Addiction from an orthodox Christian perspective is scheduled to be written soon. Thank you for your patience.
Akathist to the Most Holy Theotokos in honor of the icon of the Inexhaustible Cup - translated by Sister Dorofea
(Mirochnitchenko) and Katherine Szalasznyj
Handouts on Addiction
Steps of Transformation by Fr. Meletios Weber is an excellent book that helps us understand the healing process of addiction from the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and how it relates with the healing process the Orthodox Church. This books is both for the recovering person as well as the priest who wants to educate himself on addiction.
Breaking the Chains of Addiction by Victor Mihailoff is a self-help book with information and quotes from the Orthodox Christian Church Fathers. The author helps the addicted reader attain to that blessed 'passionless state' which the saints have acquired through the spiritual methods in the Christian world dating back to the third century. So many of us struggle with addictions of one kind or another; they may be severe such as alcoholism or drug abuse or more hidden such as sexual addictions, smoking, even addictions to crutches like TV, the Internet and video games. Within the Orthodox Tradition there lies a very specific "cure" for all addictions large or small. Pastors, priests and lay people alike will find "Breaking the Chains..." is a terrific source of inspiration and a great book for group study that offers an easy-to-understand guide to Orthodox monastic practices that all of us can use in our daily lives.