In this episode of Mysteries of The Church, we look at New Yorkers who suffer from addiction, and if working on a greater devotion to Jesus Christ can rid people of their habits. Childhood, poverty and abuse all play a role in causing addiction. But are destructive, unending addictions also the work of the Devil?
Interviews with addiction experts, priests, theologians, and former addicts show us how faith can help the afflicted. We go inside the 12 Step recovery process to see how a belief in God does for addicts what they cannot do for themselves. We also meet a priest who is himself a recovered alcoholic, and shares his recovery with his Parish.