"The addict is looking in the wrong places, but is going after something very important, and we cannot afford to ignore the meaning of the search."

- Deepak Chopra, in Overcoming Addictions: The Spiritual Solution -

Almost any addict, given the chance, will tell you that she's 'missing' something, or 'searching for something,' or feels 'empty...' and almost every model for addiction treatment today acknowledges, on some level, the need for a spiritual component in the life of recovering addicts. This does not mean 'religious' in the traditional sense -- indeed, many addicts shy away from the notion of a 'higher power' or a 'God-with-a-capital-G.' But still we are searchers, and there are 'many paths to the top of the mountain....'

To help you in your search, I've chosen some sites that may give you spiritual 'food for thought.' If you know of others, please email me and let me know!

1. Belief-Net is a multi-faith e-community designed to help you meet your own religious and spiritual needs -- in an interesting, captivating and engaging way.

"We are independent. We are not affiliated with a particular religion or spiritual movement. We are not out to convert you to a particular approach, but rather to help you find your own. Fundamental to our mission is a deep respect for a wide variety of faiths and traditions.

We try to achieve our mission by providing information and inspiration. Our site has an extraordinary collection of experts and scholars. We give you spiritual tools such as prayer circles, kits to help you celebrate births, weddings, and other life milestones, as well as commemorate deaths. Most important, we help you to learn from each other through a breathtaking array of discussions and dialogue groups.

That's what makes Beliefnet unique. We're all about helping you find your way."

2. Gratefulness.org is a website that focuses on "THE ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE..."
    * Gratefulness is the key to joy.
    * Gratefulness is a universal human value.
    * Gratefulness has the power to change and heal society.

3. 12StepSoulFoodForTheSpirit
Feeding 5600 Recovering Spirits Daily :)
    A Daily Recovery email including Daily Meditations, Recovery Poetry & Spiritual Readings. "A spiritual adventure, a journey inwards, this daily recovery e-zine has a vision of opening and touching each and everyone, with the Loving Power and Presence of the Spirit within. "

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