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PART ONE: Questioning Our Assumptions 5 Hitting Bottom: A Family Affair 7 Fooling the Mind 11 Addiction Isn't a Lifestyle Choice 16 Detachment and Inaction: Are They Synonymous? 22 Detachment and the Brain 26 When Do We Let Go and Let God? 31 It Is Everyone's Business 36 Seeming to Do Is Not Doing 42 Create a Spacious Place 47 PART TWO: The Collapsed Spirit: Inaction and Old Action 51 Old Actions Perpetuate the Past 53 The Art of Contortion 59 Fear 65 Anger 72 Perfectionism 77 Caretaking 82 Procrcstination 88 Blame 94 Two Sides of the Same Coin 99 Breathing New Life into the Spirit 106 PART THREE: What We Know Now 111 The Withered Brain 113 Disrupted Decision Making 119 The Genetic Factor 124 Predictable, Progressive, and Chronic 130 Choice and Responsibility 137 How the Brain Makes Sense of the Senseless 145 The Mantras of the Addicted Brain 149 Spiritual Awakening Changes the Brain 154 PART FOUR: Spiritual Negotiation 161 Getting Ready Requires an Act of Faith 163 Intervention: The Road to Integrity 168 Spiritual Negotiation 175 Coming Together: Family Intervention 182 A Checklist: Preparing for Family Intervention 190 Intervention: A Dramatization 200 Intervention in the Workplace 211 Medical Intervention 217 Legal Intervention 224 Soft Intervention 231 Informal Intervention 237 Behavioral Intervention 244 Impaired Professional Intervention 249 Crisis as Intervention 256 Success in Treatment Is Time in Treatment 261 Formulating a Relapse Agreement 267 PART FIVE: Creating a Space for Grace 273 Spiritual Action 275 In the Beginning: Action -283 Justice: Love and Trust in Action 289