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

Beginning With Fire

The Story of Addiction, Human Nature, and Evolution

Chapter Sketches

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Prologue— Problems & Mysteries


Chapter One — Enchantments

Chapter Two — Wiring

Chapter Three — From Anorexia to Zealotry

Chapter Four — The Cells of a Self

Chapter Five — America’s Fireworks


Chapter Six — Goodbye Sky

Chapter Seven — Indispensable Catastrophe

Chapter Eight — The Disenchantment of America


Chapter Nine — Stark, Raving Sober

Chapter Ten — Guidelines & Allies

Chapter Eleven — Sobriety - A Love Affair


Chapter Twelve — Which Evolution?

Chapter Thirteen — Sobering Gaia

Chapter Fourteen — Beacons

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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