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Subst Use Misuse. 2013 Sep;48(12):1174-9. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2013.803883.

Spirituality and the health professional.

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New York Psychosynthesis Institute , Huntington, New York , USA.

Abstract

The inclusion of spirituality in addictions recovery began with the 12-steps program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Cofounded by Bill Wilson, the 12-steps' spiritual orientation is based on Wilson's own recovery from alcoholism that was associated with a spiritual experience. His correspondence with Carl Jung, who verified the importance of Wilson's experience, empowered Wilson to make spirituality central to the 12 steps. Spirituality remains a source of misunderstanding between the scientific, empirically informed mental health community, and the 12-step recovery movement. This article offers an outline of spiritual development, based on neuroscience, which the professional can utilize in the spiritual aspect of a patient's recovery.

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24041179
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10.3109/10826084.2013.803883
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