A broad study of addictive patterns, how they grow out of family systems, and how they affect the Church. Also, a theological exploration of 12-Step spirituality. Discussion/lecture/attendance at recovery meetings. A response paper and book review of about 10 pages (total) is expected of credit students. Auditors expected to participate in class projects, assignments and discussion. Past students have consistently commended this course for both practical knowledge and personal growth. Students taking the class for credit must take it pass/fail. Intended audience: MDiv