Spirituality often plays an important role in recovery initiation, recovery maintenance, and quality of life in recovery from chemical dependency. This program will describe a Christian perspective of how spirituality relates to recovery from chemical dependency, explore personal spiritual needs and life choices, and discuss the Twelve Steps as a spiritual program.
Related reading Suggestions:
Serenity: A Companion for 12 Step Recovery by Robert Hemfelt
Spirituality and Addiction Recovery: An Interview with Ernie Kurtz, PhD by William L. White, MA, published in Advances in Addiction & Recovery | Winter 2014.
So Help Me God: Substance Abuse, Religion and Spirituality. White paper from CASA Columbia, November 2001.
Audio: January 2015
About the presenter:
Brother Ed is a former Dawn Farm Detox staff member and Team Leader. He grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and after graduating from the University of Michigan he worked for over twenty years on behalf of a Charitable Trust in Europe. Before returning to Ann Arbor and joining Dawn Farm, Ed worked intensely in Belfast, Northern Ireland with paramilitaries, delinquents, and people with alcoholism. He has presented on his work in Europe and the United States. Brother Ed is currently a chaplain and addiction counselor with the Detroit Capuchin Service System in Detroit, serving people who are homeless, mentally ill, and/or chemically addicted.