Indexing metadata

8. To Thine Own Self be True: Alcoholics Anonymous, Recovery and Care of the Self

Dublin Core PKP Metadata Items Metadata for this Document
1. Title Title of document 8. To Thine Own Self be True: Alcoholics Anonymous, Recovery and Care of the Self - Spirituality and Wellbeing
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Lymarie Rodriguez; University of Wales Trinity St David;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
4. Subject Keyword(s) spiritual experience; wellbeing; health; spirituality and health; Alcoholics Anonymous; Foucault; Antonovsky; spiritual practices and recovery from substance abuse
5. Subject Subject classification Spirituality; Health
6. Description Abstract In this paper, a discussion is built upon findings from a qualitative study that investigated how young men worked through the process of recovery from substance use disorder whilst participating in 12-step fellowships in the UK (e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous). Alcoholic Anonymous’ spiritual discourse on recovery gives prominence to the development of a set of spiritual practices that trains participants in their capacities of self-care and self-regulation (i.e. writing, praying). Drawing on Foucault (2005), spiritual exercises were in antiquity a form of pedagogy, designed to teach people of a philosophical life that had both a moral and existential value. Spiritual practices were ways in which to enact self-transformation - an exercise of self upon the self by which one attempts to develop and transform, in order to attain a certain mode of being. The participants’ narratives presented authenticity and care of the self as a salient aspect of their recovery. Care and authenticity had become, in Antonovsky's (1987) words, ‘a generalized way of seeing the world’.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
8. Contributor Sponsor(s)
9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 15-Mar-2020
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
11. Type Type
12. Format File format PDF
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.35875
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Spirituality and Wellbeing
16. Language English=en en
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.)
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd