New Book Discusses Ever-Present Drug Addictions Worldwide

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Experienced professor of medicine, Albert Stuart Reece, opens discussion on addiction and religion

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Addiction is one of the most prominent issues society faces and is a complex subject matter. In his new book, Albert Stuart Reece addresses this vast topic by bringing insights from his extensive medical experience in working with addicts.

“Let My People Go: A Theology of Addiction” is an informative book, which addresses the underlying concepts of addiction while providing readers with scriptural guidance. Reece has a profound knowledge of the underlying science relating to addiction as he has conducted research in addiction for more than 20 years.

“Addiction reflects who we are and it becomes who we are,” said Reece. “If we are ever to get a handle on the addictive tsunami's presently sweeping society we must come to grips with the profoundly spiritual nature of what is occurring.”

The concepts discussed in the book have been extensively tested on patients over many years. “Let My People Go: A Theology of Addiction” has been endorsed by some of the leading anti-drug educators in Australia, and the leading physician on the interface between medical practice and religion internationally.

“Much of our modern social behavior is addictive and religious or pseudo-religious,” said Reece. “Addictions can be broadly defined and include both chemical and behavioral. Salvation for the individual and the society requires recognition of the deeply religious nature of much modern behavior, and a true re-direction of our natural innate tendency to worship God.”

By: Albert Stuart Reece
“Let My People Go: A Theology of Addiction”
ISBN: 978-1-5127-4467-5 (sc); 978-1-5127-4468-2 (hc); 978-1-5127-4466-8 (e)
Available on WestBow Press, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble

About the author

Dr. Reece has published over 80 pieces in peer-reviewed scientific publications and is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Western Australia. He is a pioneer in the Australian naltrexone implant treatment, an abstinence-based treatment for heroin, opiates, alcohol, and other drugs. Dr. Reece is a committed Christian and served as a missionary doctor in Papua New Guinea for most of 1984.

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