CONFERENCE. PRESENTATION APPROVED FOR PROFESSIONAL CEU'S.
Spirituality has long been respected as "a driving force in (addiction) recovery, yet it is simultaneously an increasingly disputed resource. As the field of science thankfully becomes more involved in the treatment of addiction, the role of spirituality is becoming somewhat unclear and more intensely debated. Proponents on either side of the pendulum frequently argue vehemently for or against its necessity and validity. Such all or nothing mentality is a disservice to those suffering because as human beings we are comprised of body, mind and spirit. This reality necessitates a holistic approach to treatment of a disease that impacts all aspects of human nature. This presentation will define and explore the nature of authentic spirituality and is evidence-based role in addiction recovery.