While there is no cure for drug and alcohol addiction, at least none that work for everyone, members of 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), seem to have found the key to living life without the use of alcohol as a crutch. Some people scoff at the idea that spirituality has anything to do with it, but many attribute their sobriety to exactly that.

“Spirituality really is putting all the work people do in AA into practice,” Peter N., who has 27 years in AA, told Medical Daily. “It changes their outlook on material things and moves it more toward humility and gratitude, which is is found in Christianity, Buddhism, and any other religion. Spirituality is also carrying that message to other addicts and giving them the tools to face the problems and calamities addicts couldn’t handle while drinking or using drugs.”  READ MORE