Journalist David Sheff and his son Nic recently appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air to talk about their respective books. Nic was a meth addict (one of many drugs he used) who eventually escaped the addiction. He’s 25-years-old now.
One part of their interview was particularly interesting.
During rehab, Nic experienced a lot of “Godtalk,” such as the kind seen in Alcoholics Anonymous. Both Nic and his dad say it was as if the only way to get sober was to embrace God.
For those who are atheists, this is a tremendous hurdle to overcome in trying to beat an addiction. You don’t want to replace one dependence with another.
The relevant portion of the interview is only about five minutes long and begins at the 20:00 mark.
(Thanks to Laura for the link!)
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