When it comes to addiction treatment for alcohol, drugs, or any other addiction, spiritual direction plays an important role. One who has faith, whether that be in themselves, the people around them or a higher being, looks at their life or world differently. Spiritual direction can help tremendously in the recover and addiction treatment process.
At Cypress Lakes Lodge, we understand the power of spiritual direction, which is why we incorporate it into our therapy sessions.
The Benefits of Being Spiritually Directed in Recovery
Spiritual direction allows you to look into your soul and discover issues or problems you may be having. It allows you to acknowledge your faults, but also recognize your self-worth and importance in this life. When someone realizes they’re a bigger part in this world than they previously thought, their spiritual life will increase and help them recover from their addiction.
You don’t have to necessary believe in a religion or be tied to any faith belief to benefit from spiritual direction while getting sober. Having faith in a higher power can be very powerful and helpful. When you recognize that there is something bigger out there than you that helps you on your journey, you then can begin a healing journey in your life.
Why Does Step 2 Exist in the 12 Steps?
Many people have questioned why step 2 or “Hope” is included in the 12 steps to recovery from alcohol addiction. This step is focused on one believing that a power greater than themselves can restore them to sanity or sobriety. This can be mixed up with forcing a person recovering from alcohol addiction to believe in God. Many people don’t believe in God, which is confusing for people who are going through recovery.
So, the question is why is this step included?
Spiritual direction can relate to this step because it isn’t necessarily about a higher power or belief in a God. It is more about finding anything external that inspires you to stay sober.
Why is It Important to Embrace Spiritual Direction in Addiction Recovery?
Embracing spiritual direction, whether you believe in a higher power or not can be very beneficial to the recovery process. Remember, this is not about “finding God.” This aspect of spiritual direction is something that allows a person to find the truth of their life and the journey that they are on. With spiritual direction in recovery, you have the ability to take what you’ve learned and found out about yourself and apply them to life outside of rehab.
At Cypress Lakes Lodge, we realize that every person is different. Anyone struggling with addiction should know that we are here to help you recover and get your life back on track to where you want it. Our holistic treatment and therapy programs are meant to find a deeper meaning of life, discover yourself again, and become sober. If you or a loved one is dealing with an addiction, contact Cypress Lakes Lodge at 409-331-2204 today or visit us online for more information!