Graeme Cunningham believes that addiction is a disease, and that spiritual treatment is necessary for true healing and recovery. “We are all wounded,” said Cunningham, a former director of a Christian treatment center in Ontario, Canada. “Those of us who succeed, heal stronger in our wounded places.” Cunningham is himself a recovered alcoholic, and believes that the Christian approach to addiction treatment is only positive. He is supported in his belief by others in the community who are devoted to helping addicts seek God in the recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. “Healing is part of the tradition. A relationship with God is healing,” said Reverend Arty Miller.