For this discussion, you should consider various spiritual perspectives in the cause and treatment of substance use/abuse. Keep in mind there are different religious views of whether or not it is right to use substances, including whether or not it’s a sin to drink ANY alcohol, or whether or not marijuana should be legalized for recreational use. Be sure to be considerate of others’ views, as well as open-minded in your discussion.
Specifically for this discussion, review the basic principles of most “12-step” programs (from Module seven), including the principles outlined in the program known as “Celebrate Recovery” that is a Christian based 12-step program (https://www.celebraterecovery.com/). Additionally consider several scriptures including I Corinthians 6:12, 9:27, Proverbs 25:28, Titus 2:11-14 and other passages on self-control. How might beliefs contribute to, or prevent substance abuse, and how could they be used in the process of treatment?