Spiritual Beliefs and Quality of Life among Persons with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome

Julian A. Joseph Arthur, Dhanasekara R. Pandian
2015 International Journal of Indian Psychology  
Spirituality as propagated through Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has resulted in the attainment of sobriety for many persons with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome. The aim of the study was to see the association between Spiritual Beliefs and Quality of Life. We conducted a study using a cross sectional design where two groups (AA and hospital based program) from Bangalore consisting of 60 respondents were recruited for the study and standardized tools were used. The findings suggest that the AA group
more » ... a longer duration of abstinence and a positive association was observed between spiritual beliefs and quality of life. Support groups like the AA, are to be integrated as part of the holistic treatment for persons with addiction related disorders.
doi:10.25215/0202.068 fatcat:7tadictiq5h3tjsrmgsej3lx4u