Recovery is both mental and spiritual in nature, as one must commit fully to the life change of sober living, however the problem of spiritual bypassing means cutting out one of the most fundamental parts of recovery….
The role of spirituality in addiction recovery is central to many 12 step programs and treatment methodologies, but the concept of a higher power varies from person to person….
In order to achieve long term abstinence, people need a sense of purpose. You don’t have to be religious to participate in the 12 Step programme or fellowships like AA….
Research says that religious belief is hugely beneficial for mental and psychological health. The view of atheists is rather different….
The meaning of Higher Power in 12-step addiction treatment: being an atheist or agnostic, and a member of Alcoholics Anonymous is not a contradiction….
The Higher Power Project looks at the way spirituality is used in 12 step addiction treatment. Two researchers study how people in recovery describe their Higher Power….
The concept of a Higher Power in 12 Step addiction treatment is explained through a patient’s personal experience in rehab treatment at Castle Craig….
The 12 step programme recognises the need for recovering addicts to find a Higher Power. This Higher Power can take many forms & it doesn’t have to be religious….
Spirituality and the Higher Power for people in Alcoholics Anonymous is what they turn to for guidance in recovery from addiction & it can take many forms. Read more….