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Spirituality, Religion, & Addiction

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Is spirituality the same as religion? And what does spirituality have to do with addiction? Religion and spirituality are different. Spirituality is a path taken to discover who we are and what our life is about. This knowledge can be used to guide individuals in their recovery from addiction. Spirituality leads to our moral compass, our values and beliefs about ourselves, and even our perspective on ourselves and others. We don’t have to be religious to be spiritual. Spirituality can be an important aspect of recovery from addiction. Look at the article below on spirituality and addiction to get more information.

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By: Jean H. Moral, SAC-IT

Anxiety & Substance Use Disorders

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Everyone experiences stress and anxiety in their life at some point. However, individuals with substance use disorders (alcohol or other drugs) are 2-3 times more likely to also suffer from anxiety disorders. But which comes first? Often, alcohol and other drugs are used to “self-medicate” for anxiety. On the other hand, anxiety disorders can be a result of the use of alcohol or other drugs. The attached article from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, addresses this relationship in addition to the most effective treatment options for these two co-occurring disorders. Copy and past this link to read the full article to see how this practice can be used:


By: Jean Moral, SAC-IT