Do you think faith and spirituality are necessary elements of addiction recovery?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 16, 2007
“Yes. You’ve got to have something spiritual to believe in to help you through your addiction, and that’s coming from experience. It doesn’t necessarily have to be religious, as long as it’s something more than yourself.”
“Yes. Because if you rely only on yourself, you’re limiting the available scope of growth and transformation.”
“I don’t think that it is necessarily essential for everyone. I think successful recovery from addiction is based on an individual’s personal sources of strength in their life, whether it be faith or something else.”
“I think it’s important to believe in something bigger than yourself to overcome something bigger than yourself like addiction.”