The Nature of Addiction by Roget Lockard, M.Ed.

Beginning With Fire

The Story of Addiction, Human Nature, and Evolution

Chapter Sketches

Section Four


The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness the energies of love. And on that day for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

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Roget Lockard offers important and fresh insights into the nature of human craving and addiction. His understanding of the individual, community and environmental impacts of addictive thinking and behavior are a penetrating and compelling message for all of us at this unique and precipitous moment in human history — as are his particular insights into the physical and existential forces that both give rise to our addictions initially, and help to perpetuate them on a daily basis...

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