the people who were already previously religious.
When a nonreligious person who has a substance use disorder seeks recovery, it can be beneficial for them to choose an addiction treatment that best suits their belief system. When the person is without a faith-based program, they can try to fill the gap in their lives in other ways.
According to a study published in Scielo, purpose and sustainable recovery come from many factors, not just religious faith. Peer support and group interactions are other additional elements that can facilitate recovery but whether a person is religious or not, having a purpose or a reason to move forward is integral to the process of addiction recovery.