Chapter 6.0 Spiritual Considerations

Ch. 6.3: Key Terms

spirituality: an openness to God, nature or the universe where one can experience harmony with truth, feelings of love, hope and compassion, inspiration or enlightenment with a sense of meaning and purpose in life, an individual’s connection with God or the Transcendent.

religion: is viewed as the corporate expression of that connection, where one mediates their relationship to God and the community through an organized system of beliefs and practices

Prohibition: amendment to the US constitution which outlawed the sale, transport, import and manufacturing of alcohol

 moral model: explanatory model suggesting that deceit and moral deficits are cardinal features of substance use disorders and a moral conversion is necessary to overcome addiction



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