Spirituality in Addiction and Mental Health: A Practical Case Approach
Peter P. Amato, Steven J. Szydlowski

Abstract
Spirituality in mental health and substance abuse recovery can be an effective concept and life practice to guide a person toward optimal health and healing. The paper includes a review of the literature on spirituality and the benefits realized for clients suffering from mental health disorders, specifically anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse recovery. Personal perspective and application of spirituality in private practice is explored. Future implications on a deeper integration of spiritual practice in health and recovery are provided.

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