The incorporation of Christian spirituality in drug and alcoholism rehabilitation in Kwa-Nobuhle Kabah township in the eastern Cape.
Mnyandu, Michael Sibusiso.
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The purpose of this study is to incorporate the aspects of Christian spirituality into alcoholic rehabilitation. These spiritual disciplines are:- i. Prayer, ii. Meditation, iii. Solitude, iv. Confession. The Kwa-Nobuhle which is a Black township in the Eastern Cape is chosen as the microcosm of Black South Africa for the purpose of analysis and evaluation of the extent damage of alcoholism with a view of coming with curative measures. The study report consists of 7 chapters which will be briefly discussed as follows: Chapter 1. This is an introductory chapter which deals with the following aspects viz. Motivation; Objectives, Methodology together with the method of presentation of the study. Chapter 2. In this chapter The Kwa-Nobuhle Kabah which is the case study of this thesis is discussed. Attention is paid to the analysis of The Kwa-Nobuhle problems; the nature and the extent of the problem of Alcoholism in Kwa-Nobuhle; The extent of alcohol problem narrative in Kwa-Nobuhle and the response of the christian churches to alcoholism in Kwa-Nobuhle. Chapter 3. This chapter gives a detailed discussion of alcoholism as a disease. The analysis of the symptomatological nature, chronicity, psychosomatic nature of alcoholism is fully discussed. Chapter 4. Chapter 4 deals with the dysfunctional nature of the Black alcoholic family. The behavioral pattern of the Black adult children of alcoholics (BACOA) is fully analysed. Chapter 5. This chapter deals with 4 aspects of Christian spirituality which are relevant to Black Alcoholic Rehabilitation. The historical background of these disciplines as well as their relevancy to the Black community life and to the Black church in South Africa is discussed. Chapter 6. This chapter deals with the practical method of incorporating the aspects of christian spirituality into alcoholic Rehabilitation see. Annexures H J at the end of this thesis. the dynamics of the Black Family; the dynamics of the Black church and the relevance of A.A. 12 steps in Black alcoholic Rehabilitation are fully discussed. Chapter 7. This chapter deals with conclusions, recommendations and suggestions for the future.