Urban Religion and the Origins of Addiction Recovery | March 22

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Eoin Cannon, aide to Boston's Mayor Martin J. Walsh and author of The Saloon and the Mission. Tales of surviving the depths of addiction are among the most popular stories in American culture today, combining compelling drama with spiritual uplift and psychological insight. At the same time, story-telling plays an important role in recovery practices. When did Americans start telling recovery stories and why? Eoin Cannon traces this phenomenon to the evangelical Christian missions run by reformed drunkards in American cities in the late 19th century. 

 

When: Sunday, March 22nd

2:00PM

Where: William Clapp House

195 Boston Street, Dorchester

For more info: contact the Dorchester Historical Society at (617) 265-7802