Let My People Go: A Theology of Addiction
:Let My People Go: A Theology of Addiction is an earthly resonance and reverberation of the ageless ache in the heart of the living God to set captives free across the world from the chains of addiction to the many...
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:Let My People Go: A Theology of Addiction is an earthly resonance and reverberation of the ageless ache in the heart of the living God to set captives free across the world from the chains of addiction to the many idols of our hearts. After sixteen years of experience working with thousands of drug-addicted patients in the state of Queensland, Australia, Dr. Reece has placed into the hands of the church the wisdom of the scriptures which he has used with countless patients over years of clinical work. The book picks up what God is saying in the Spirit, breaks these concepts down into manageable parts, and makes them accessible to lay believers who are either concerned for individuals caught up in the destructive maelstrom of the addictive holocaust or passionate about making policies to address the manner in which society copes with the myriad challenges addiction presents
Dr. Reece has worked with patients addicted to heroin and many other drugs since 1998. He has personally treated around 3,000 of the 5,500 registered opioid-dependent patients in Queensland in a free inner city clinic. He also cares for homeless and chronically mentally ill patients. He returned to clinical medicine and rebuilt his practice after his neck and spine were fractured in seven places and his right arm became weakened after an attack in 2011. He is actively involved in clinical, therapeutic, and theoretical-conceptual research in the area of addictions. Dr. Reece has published seventy pieces in peer-reviewed scientific publications and is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Western Australia. He is a pioneer in the Australian naltrexone implant treatment, an abstinence-based treatment for heroin, opiates, alcohol, and other drugs. Dr. Reece is a committed Christian and served as a missionary doctor in Papua New Guinea for most of 1