Never before in the life of our nation have more drugs–legal and illegal–been consumed than now, and in such an acute time as this, it is difficult to evaluate which mood-altering drugs carry moral legitimacy. In these pages, the author explores, through a Catholic lens, the phenomenon of chemical mood alteration and reflects on our feelings of pleasure and suffering and how they relate to the rest of our humanity. Masterfully combining philosophy, theology, and science, Miravalle equips you with tools to make decisions based on your own circumstances. . You’ll also learn: Why it matters whether a drug is used for recreational or therapeutic purposes; What to do when suffering becomes disordered; What effect the uses of particular substances typically have on your ability to regulate your feelings and cultivate an emotional life that leads to happiness and fulfillment over time. Paper.