The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Alcohol Use Treatment and Recovery: An Integrative Review

Authors

  • Mohannad A. Aldiqs1 , Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2377

Keywords:

Alcoholism; Belief System; Religion; Spirituality.

Abstract

Despite the belief that religion and spirituality considered the most important cultural factors that give
meaning to human behaviors and values, religion and spirituality have been equally ignored in the empirical
alcohol studies. The purpose of this integrative review paper is to identify the role of religion and spirituality
in alcohol use treatment and recovery. An integrative review has been utilized to address the issue. There
is a presentation of findings from research examining religion and spirituality and their relationship to
alcoholism. Treatment requires awareness of underlying causes to establish effective treatment approaches.
Determining these underlying causes requires adequate knowledge of underlying personal beliefs and values
that adheres to religions and spirituality. Health professionals across disciplines have an important role in
implementing multidisciplinary interventions. Results, controversies, and concerns raised by the reported
results are addressed. Implications for future research are delineated.

Author Biography

Mohannad A. Aldiqs1 , Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour2

1
Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman- Jordan 19328,
2
Professor, Mental Health Nursing, School of Nursing, The University of Jordan Queen Rania Street,
Amman 11942 Jordan

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Mohannad A. Aldiqs1 , Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour2. (2021). The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Alcohol Use Treatment and Recovery: An Integrative Review. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 599-605. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2377

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