Spirituality is a nebulous term that’s often either misunderstood or mistaken for being religious. It’s considered to be the sense of connection that most people feel to something bigger than themselves. For those who don’t have strong faith, this can also be a connection to nature, the energies of others, the physical world, or the cosmos. But however you personally define spirituality, people in active addiction often lose touch with their spiritual selves.
Alcohol or drugs weaken a person’s spiritual ties, making him or her feel less connected and fulfilled. If this isn’t addressed in recovery, there’s a significantly higher chance of relapse after completing a treatment program.
At Discover Recovery, there are a number of activities in which our clients participate to reinvigorate their spirituality, including:
- Twelve-step programs & other support groups
- Mindfulness coaching