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Fighting Addiction With Help From A Higher Power

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Fighting Addiction With Help From A Higher Power

Fighting Addiction With Help From A Higher Power

Fighting Addiction With Help From A Higher Power

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Many twelve-step addiction programs, like Alcoholics Anonymous, champion the idea of relying on a higher power for help with kicking the habit. What is the connection between faith and recovery?

Joining Farai Chideya to talk about spirituality, addiction, and recovery is Jeremiah Johnson. He's a recovering addict and the director of church relations for the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles' skid row.

Then, Chris Ringwald offers an expert's perspective. He's the author of The Soul of Recovery: Uncovering the Spiritual Dimension in the Treatment of Addiction.

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