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| Published: March 25, 2015

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

Julian A. Joseph Arthur ,

Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS),(Institute of National Importance) No: 137, 1st floor, Dr. M. V. Govindaswamy Centre, Department of Psychiatric Social Work NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bangalore Google Scholar More about the auther

Dhanasekara R. Pandian

Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), (Institute of National Importance) No: 137, 1st floor, Dr. M. V. Govindaswamy Centre, Department of Psychiatric Social Work NIMHANS, Hosur Road, Bangalore Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.068/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.068

ABSTRACT

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 had 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.
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Julian A. Joseph Arthur @ arthurjoseph7@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.068/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.068

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 2, January-March, 2015

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