Addiction is complex and affects every part of your life. It changes the way you think about yourself and becomes the only thing you think about doing. Spirituality suffers during active addiction.
Addiction drains you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Drug and alcohol addiction or addictive behaviors can make you feel isolated, alone, and hopeless. Addiction clouds your sense of self-identity and can make you feel completely defeated. Addiction robs your self-worth and ability to connect with others and beats you down mentally, physically and spiritually.
In a focus group study on spirituality and substance abuse treatment, participants described spirituality as hope. Spirituality was repeatedly named a primary source of hope and reassurance that life will improve, especially at low points. As one individual stated, “(Spirituality) is hope. If you [have] hope you’ll go further, strive further, set goals. It allows you to do more things,” from A Focus Group Study on Spirituality and Substance Abuse Treatment.
Addiction dampens spirituality and sometimes fully replaces it. Addiction can be perceived as a spiritual vacuum and a state of hopelessness and despair.Treatment helps you discover more about yourself and restores your faith and spirit. Treatment helps you look inward and identify your strengths and self-awareness.
Recovery renews your spirit and gives you the confidence, encouragement, and sense of self that you lost with addiction. Treatment is a life-saving opportunity designed to renew and strengthen you spiritually and in faith. Addiction is hard to overcome, but is treatable and recovery is possible.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction or substance abuse, get help today. Nexus Recovery Services uses a mind, body, spirit approach to addiction recovery, which is integrated into a nurturing lifestyle. Our mission is to provide tools and support for every client’s seamless transition into a meaningful and fulfilling life of sobriety. We offer a free and confidential consultation.