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Narconon Arrowhead Provides Bible Study Classes
Date:11/17/2013

(PRWEB) November 17, 2013

Narconon Arrowhead, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment facility in Oklahoma, is again providing a voluntary Bible study class for its program participants. The increasingly popular group meets from six to nine p.m. three times weekly and is run by a local pastor. Many Narconon program participants are experiencing the benefits of incorporating religious study into their addiction recovery program.

Benefits of Spirituality in Fighting Substance Abuse

In a fifty-two page study done by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, it was found that religion and spirituality work aggressively to lower the risk of substance abuse among teens and adults and can even promote recovery from substance abuse.

So Help Me God: Substance, Abuse, Religion and Spirituality combines research information from National Household Surveys, Teen Surveys and General Social Surveys and concludes that both adults and teens who make religion an important part of their lives and attend weekly religious services are much less likely to smoke, drink or use illicit drugs than those who avoid religion. It also finds that individuals who attend religious services or programs while undergoing substance abuse treatment are more likely to maintain sobriety. The study shows that individuals who maintain sobriety after substance abuse treatment were often individuals with high levels of faith and spirituality. “If ever the sum were greater than the parts, it is in combining the power of God, religion and spirituality with the power of science and professional medicine to prevent and treat substance abuse and addiction,” says Joseph A. Califano, Jr., former United States Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and President of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

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