(RNS) — The 21st century’s most vocal proponent of manly self-reliance is reportedly suffering from chemical dependence. It's telling that Peterson's family has carefully explained his illness in terms that agree with his self-help themes.
NEW YORK (RNS) — 'There are ways in which we've set freedom up so that almost everything we imagine as freedom turns into addictions,' said Smith in an interview with Religion News Service about his new book, 'On the Road With Saint Augustine.'
(RNS) — In 'Addiction Nation: What the Opioid Crisis Reveals About Us,' published last month, Timothy McMahan King combines his story with Christian theology and scientific studies of addiction.
(RNS) — With the help of addicts themselves, researchers are exploring the emotional, social and relational reasons why people become addicted—and how relationship with God and others can restore and heal.
(RNS) — For some American Buddhists, the allegations of sexual misconduct by Mipham Rinpoche this week came as a shock. But no one is exempt from psychological suffering, a fact that might make it less shameful for spiritual mentors to get clinical treatment if it were more commonly understood.
The beleaguered baptist leader should join a 12-step program. It might teach him how to make amends.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (RNS) In 2016, more than 900 people in British Columbia died of drug overdoses, a record and an 80 percent increase from 2015.
When Mormon leaders lecture young people (or anyone else), it would be great if they could so without suggesting that anyone who has ever strayed from their carefully delineated path is under the influence of Satan.
"I have a lot more questions now compared to 10 years ago," says Jamie Tworkowski. "I say 'I don't know' more, and I'm okay with that."
(RNS) For a nervous few days, we worried that life as we know it in New York would be undone by a monster blizzard. Not a single one of us -- not even the mega-wealthy and mega-powerful in this mega-city -- can control storms.
(RNS) Creed frontman Scott Stapp speaks with enthusiasm about reclaiming his life and his relationship with God. He is overjoyed to have escaped death and seeks to “pay my experience forward by helping others.”
A new study shows iTunes Radio users want a "lean back" listening experience. But can overusing this app be spiritually damaging?
Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of Hollywood's strangest and most remarkable talents. His death from a heroin overdose at 46 is a tragic loss for those who knew him as a friend or just from the screen.
Heather Kopp, a former self-described "Christian drunk," shares her incredible story of faith and recovery.
ST. PETERS, Mo. (RNS) "Here I am, a baseball superstar, falling into the pits, having everybody write you off, and then having God say, 'I'm going to use your mess for a message.' How beautiful is that?"
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