Conscience in Recovery from Alcohol Addiction: Exploring the Role of Spirituality in Conscientious Transformation by Yordan Kalev Zhekov

The lives of twelve ordinary people have been dramatically impacted by alcohol addiction. The destructive power of the substance is experienced in all spheres of life ruining all its structures, vaporising hope and degrading thoughts, emotions, behaviour and character. This dreadful condition is overcome through the experience of spiritual transformation leading to stable progressive recovery, renewal of self and rebuilding of all life structures. Conscience with its nature and functioning plays a key role in this process. The present book is devoted to rigorous scientific examination of this role, evidencing the extraordinary dynamics of the relationship between conscience, addiction, spirituality and recovery offering to the reader the incredibly fascinating stories of the participants. The study employs Narrative Analysis for the methodological framework utilising it for the assessment of data obtained through a semi-structured interview protocol. The evidence provides a firm foundation for developing conscience therapy as a treatment intervention formalising therapeutic guidance for spiritual conscientious transformation.

Foreword: Prof. Geoffrey M. Stephenson
ISBN 13: 978-1-62032-498-1
Pages: 378
Binding: Paperback
Publication Date: 1st February 2013
Language: English
Publisher: Resource Publications (division of Wipf and Stock Publishers)
Category: Psychology
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About the author:

Dr. Yordan Kalev Zhekov holds three Master’s degrees, namely, in Theology, in Biblical Studies and in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, the latter two from British Universities, as well as a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. A year of post-graduate research has also been completed by him in the University of Oxford. Currently he continues his studies in developing conscience therapy on the Professional Doctorate programme at Middlesex University, UK. Dr. Zhekov has been a regular lecturer and Associate Academic Dean at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Osijek, Croatia, as well as a lecturer at South London Christian College, UK. He is presently working in the area of homelessness and as a counsellor in the field of addictions. Dr. Zhekov is the author of Defining the New Testament Logia on Divorce and Remarriage in a Pluralistic Context (2009).