The Alcoholics anonymous program is spiritual in nature. But some recovering people follow a spiritual path associated with their religion.
Spirituality is a word used in an abundance of contexts that means different things for different people at different times in different cultures. Although expressed through religions, art, nature and the built environment for centuries, recent expressions of spirituality have become more varied and diffuse. This is reflected in the range of language used to …∞
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A variety of faith-based groups share a similar mission: to help people recover from alcohol and other drug dependency. Inside Bay Area reported that spirituality has been a part of recovery since the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous 75 years ago, but has received a boost under the Bush administration’s “faith-based” funding initiative, which has provided …∞
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The fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Al-Anon are of inestimable value in the recovery from alcoholism and chemical dependency. Not infrequently, there is a resistance on the part of Jews to participate on the grounds that these programs have a religious orientation that is non-Jewish. Let us first dispense with some extraneous objections. …∞
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