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What Role Does Spirituality Play In Addiction Recovery?


It has been said before that people who enjoy a successful recovery from drug and alcohol addictions are usually more spiritual than people who relapse back into addiction. This is according to a published paper entitled “So Help Me God: Substance Abuse, Religion, and Spirituality” from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

The importance of faith and spirituality cannot be overlooked in the recovery journey. The establishment of faith and spirituality, often for the first time in a person’s life, help the complete healing of the addict in recovery – physically, mentally and spiritually.

Participating in a recovery program that emphasizes responsibility, accountability and fellowship goes a long way in achieving success and freedom from addiction. Faith provides comfort and strength, hope and forgiveness – all components that work together to encourage addicts to work hard for their sobriety.


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