Establishing a spiritual connection throughout addiction treatment is proven to be a helpful component of recovery. Hence, spirituality is at the core of a number of effective 12-step organizations. At Simple Path Recovery, we provide individuals with the means to develop and nurture this spiritual connection in a number of ways.
Spirituality vs. Religion
Unfortunately, the mention of spirituality in addiction treatment is usually met with reluctance by many who probably really need help and makes them hesitant to participate. However, spirituality differs greatly from what most people imagine when they hear the word. Usually, people who have either no religious affiliation or do not believe in God are put off by the term “spirituality”. But, it’s possible to not be religious and develop a spiritual connection. While religion is the following of a specific belief and/or deity, spirituality is the connection between a human and a greater power. So, even if one doesn’t believe in the existence of God, they can certainly believe that things happen for a reason, or that there is an all-powerful force – one which we cannot control. Basically, the goal of spirituality is to search for a meaning of life and to accept that a person does not have control.
What spirituality is NOT about is comparing beliefs to that of others. Nor is it about determining who made the cosmos. Instead, it’s about peeling away from the addictive mentality and finding an undeniable reason for life which doesn’t include using drugs or alcohol and instead connecting with something that is bigger than one’s own wants, needs, or desires.
The Importance of Spirituality in Recovery
When an individual is living with an active addiction, their main focus is to find and use their drug of choice. Addiction takes away a person’s ability to focus on anything but their own cravings. Obviously, this also leads to the inability to focus on outside factors, including establishing spiritual connections which can provide life with meaning. While it’s important to address both the physical and emotional aspects of life when it comes to recovery, it’s also important to address the spiritual self. Without giving meaning to life, what is there to live for? Furthermore, what is the purpose of finding healing when there is no meaning to life? So, before one can truly create a life in recovery, they must first establish that life has meaning. The most effective way to do this is to establish a spiritual connection – regardless of personal beliefs.
Finding Spiritual Meaning During Treatment
At our Pompano Treatment Center, we know and understand the importance of integrating spirituality in addiction treatment. We not only offer individual and group therapy sessions that address spirituality, but we also offer a number of holistic services which aim to bring about spiritual mindfulness. If you’re ready to utilize treatment with a focus on spirituality, we’re ready to help! To speak with an addiction specialist at our facility, please reach out to us today! Get started on the Simple Path to renewed spirituality and a life free from the grasp of addiction.