Holistic recovery aims to bring the mind, body and spirit into alignment. And, while much focus is given to physical and mental treatments, clinical studies show that the spiritual component is essential if long-term recovery is going to be successful.
Spirituality is different from religiosity. Spirituality, especially recovery spirituality, involves first coming into a relationship with yourself. Many clients enter the IBH Addiction Recovery with an overwhelming sense of anxiety and frustration, as well as remorse, guilt and shame. Through spiritual direction by trained care counselors, they learn how to put that guilt and shame in proper perspective and proportion. They use past feelings as motivation to find meaning – a sense of intention and purpose – to create a better future.
Without the spirituality component, the basic activities of recovery can often be more like a superficial checklist of things to do; a series of actions. Spirituality adds depth and connections to those actions. While it takes time, many IBH Addiction Recovery clients eventually understand the significance of spirituality in long-term recovery, especially those who have gone through multiple treatments.
When people in recovery start to explore meaning, purpose and intention, they start to put pieces of themselves back together – which is the first step of healing. Once they have a strong relationship with themselves, they can then develop a relationship with a higher power and the world around them.
To meet varying client needs and beliefs, IBH Addiction Recovery offers diverse spiritual offerings, from community chapel and individual consultations to the REACH Program and Expressive Arts.
To discover more about Spirituality, please contact Melody Ruffin Ward by email or call 330.237.6927.