Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham
Ernie Kurtz taught countless addiction professionals at Rutgers Summer School of Alcohol and Drug Studies, as well as being a popular speaker at conferences. His deep understanding of the history of Alcoholics Anonymous led to his investigation of the role of the growing variety of spiritual, religious and secular frameworks of addiction recovery. AA, Al-Anon and other 12 step programs flourish with the telling of personal stories. “How it was, what happened, and how it is today” is the way we come to understand how recovery is possible, whether it is from addiction or from the trauma of being close to someone who is addicted. This is how Dr. Kurtz has shaped his book – with stories illustrating spiritual themes, to help the reader become more sensitive to those themes in our own lives.