Am I Addicted?
Addiction conjures up many pictures that allow us to see it as someone else’s problem or a malady that strikes home for other people. The reality is that addiction is pervasive. It is the most dominant influence in the culture of America—in the secular and religious culture, the urban and rural culture, in the professional world and in the blue-collar world. (See the blog The Emotional and Relational Cost of Addiction.) Our full lives are lived between the poles of grief and