The Relationship of Spirituality to the Alcoholism Recovery Process

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Authors
Little, Scott
Issue Date
2009-05
Type
Thesis
Keywords
Alcoholism , Recovery , AA , 12 Steps , Spirituality
Abstract
This thesis aims to develop an understanding of the spiritual aspect of recovery from alcohol addiction and to examine various recovery programs to determine how they may or may not contribute to recovery from alcohol addiction. The primary questions that were addressed in this thesis were (a) How did the Temperance Movement influence social attitudes toward alcoholism, treatment for alcoholism, and recovery from alcoholism? (b) How did spirituality become the basis of recovery from alcoholism? (c) To what extent do spiritually- based treatment programs contribute to alcoholism recovery? (d) To what extent do spiritually-based treatment programs rea spiritual re-awakening for the recovering individual?
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