Some substance misuse treatment programs may focus on faith and its underlying principles. Religion and spirituality represent the backbone of many people’s lives, and can be a powerful catalyst for change, especially for those battling alcohol and drug addiction. Since 1992, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has provided several faith-based community initiatives to support effective partnerships between federal programs and faith-based organizations.
Participation in a faith-based program can help a person learn forgiveness, acceptance, and renewal. It can help facilitate holistic healing in the person’s mind, body, and spirit. Turning to a higher power can help take the focus off of the person’s own shortcomings and give them strength to make it through their recovery, one day at a time.
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