Type of Submission

Poster

Keywords

Substance abuse, recovery, faith, nursing, religion

Abstract

Substance abuse can affect anyone. The consequences are significant and may lead to death. Substance abuse also puts a great financial burden on the healthcare system. The purpose of this review of literature was to investigate the effect of faith-based therapy compared to secular therapy on substance abuse treatment. The data sources used were: PsychINFO, CINAHL, and OneSearch. Results showed multiple factors of faith-based therapy such as: cultural pressure, fear of judgment, and social support may correlate with recovery. A positive correlation was found between faith-based therapy and substance abuse recovery when compared with secular therapy (Al-Omari, Hamed, & Abu Tariah, 2015; Avants, Beitel, & Margolin, 2005; Bowen et al., 2006; Chu, Hung-En Sung, & Hsiao, 2012; Pardini, Plante, Sherman, & Stump, 2000; Sung & Chu, 2013). However, most research focuses more on the effectiveness of faith-based therapy than on the effectiveness of secular therapy.

Campus Venue

Stevens Student Center

Location

Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-20-2016 11:00 AM

End Date

4-20-2016 2:00 PM

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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Research Paper

 
Apr 20th, 11:00 AM Apr 20th, 2:00 PM

The Effects of Faith-Based Therapy Versus Secular Therapy on Substance Abuse Treatment

Cedarville, OH

Substance abuse can affect anyone. The consequences are significant and may lead to death. Substance abuse also puts a great financial burden on the healthcare system. The purpose of this review of literature was to investigate the effect of faith-based therapy compared to secular therapy on substance abuse treatment. The data sources used were: PsychINFO, CINAHL, and OneSearch. Results showed multiple factors of faith-based therapy such as: cultural pressure, fear of judgment, and social support may correlate with recovery. A positive correlation was found between faith-based therapy and substance abuse recovery when compared with secular therapy (Al-Omari, Hamed, & Abu Tariah, 2015; Avants, Beitel, & Margolin, 2005; Bowen et al., 2006; Chu, Hung-En Sung, & Hsiao, 2012; Pardini, Plante, Sherman, & Stump, 2000; Sung & Chu, 2013). However, most research focuses more on the effectiveness of faith-based therapy than on the effectiveness of secular therapy.

 

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