Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps

by Richard Rohr. Franciscan Media, 2021.

This resource shares unconventional wisdom about spirituality and human behavior, looking specifically at the issues of addiction.


spirituality and human behavior, four assumptions about addiction, caring for those with addiction issues

Best For

clergy, family members, pastoral counselors


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Connect Jesus' teachings with the Twelve Steps Alcoholics Anonymous program by studying this resource.
  • Provide care for those struggling with addiction by first reading the four assumptions about addiction.

About the Contributor

Carole Wills

Carole Wills is a retired church musician and volunteer for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She was a mental health advocate, educator, community organizer, and affiliate leader at the national, state and local levels. Her NAMI FaithNet work focused on equipping faith communities and faith leaders to welcome, support and include people living with serious mental health conditions.

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