Christian vs. Secular Recovery
Ken Sneed Says...
While it appears that there may be quantitative evidence for faith-based recovery programs being more effective, measuring outcomes is not easy. Results tend to be slanted toward whether the research is by a faith-based organization or individual, or a secular belief system undergirds the studies. Below, I've listed a few web sites you can go to for additional reading. You can probably find a lot more on line studies and opinions.
My experience and thoughts on the subject are relative to my belief system and approach to therapy. I find it much more difficult to help people who have no faith in God as a foundation for optimism and hope for a better future. Do the research and check your own belief system, then decide how you want to approach helping others.
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