Although addiction knows no religious distinction, many patients have launched a successful recovery through their spirituality. Strength of faith is a fundamental component of traditional addiction recovery. Many individuals draw inspiration from their spiritual beliefs in varying degrees when attempting to recover from drugs and alcohol, and spiritual recovery from addiction can lead to full healing of the mind, body, and soul.
In fact, spiritual recovery from addiction dates back at least as far as 12-step programs. Carl Jung was highly influential and very supportive of the idea that substance abusers typically suffered from a lack of spiritual wholeness. Their desire to fill this void is generally considered to be the cause of their addictions. By investigating sources of faith and strengthening their bond with the beliefs that keep them going, anybody can learn to overcome addiction and lead a more fulfilling life.
Spiritual Recovery from Addiction through Faith
The spiritual program offers a variety of ways for patients to strengthen and draw inspiration from their faiths, including:
- Reading and recitation of religious text
- Regular consultation with spiritual advisors
- Faith-specific religious education classes
- Observance of religious holidays
- Group and individual counseling
Experienced and Supportive Leadership
In an effort to provide patients with expert spiritual guidance on their journey toward recovery, Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches has enlisted the services of experienced and respected advisors to help our patient population develop the strength and confidence to live a life free from addiction.