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Протестантска етика као модел лечења
Protestant Ethics As A Model For Treatment

Author(s): Srđan Sremac, Emilija Mijić
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: Reto-center; Protestantism; pentecostalism; addiction; religiousness; spirituality; recovery; work therapy

Summary/Abstract: This work is the result of interest in a practice that began during the middle of the nineties in the 20th century, and has been developed particularly during the past decade in the region of the former Yugoslavia. To be precise, it is about rehabilitation centers which fight against the problem of addiction, most frequently heroin addiction and addiction to psychoactive substances, and they base their program on work therapy and Protestant ethics, in other words a Christian teaching based exclusively on an evangelicalpentecostal interpretation of the Bible. The purpose of this work is to investigate and present mechanisms for the therapeutic use of religion and spirituality and to point out problems of heroin addiction and alternative ways of resolving these problems which are not culturally effective in the region named above, but have until now demonstrated the best results in a realm which had been considered an exclusively medically (in)soluble social problem until the appearance and popularization of Reto-centers.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 969-991
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Serbian