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’s thinking about the complex topic of addiction is both revolutionary and unique. His work abounds with a wonderful mix of down-to-earth knowledge of addiction, and at the same time, a transcendent perspective on the breadth and depth of humankind’s capacity for addictive behavior. Lockard applies his exciting new thinking about the nature of addiction to all levels of planetary survival. I feel invigorated by his ideas — always!

Dusty Miller, therapist with more than thirty years in the addictions field, and author of Addiction and Trauma Recovery; Women Who Hurt Themselves: Your Surviving Spirit; Stop Running From Love; and numerous journal articles.