I have wondered if those prayers are just good cognitive habits or spiritual tools or a kind of magic, but I always love the stories we hear in meetings about a man or woman in recovery encountering a tough situation and then, they say, "I prayed, and then …" And then something happened. The situation changed or it didn't change , but says the speaker, "I didn't drink."
So now we have the start of some real research looking at the power of prayer for people in long recovery. And it turns out that the early evidence shows that using prayer to resist or decrease cravings works:
Here is what the researchers at NYU are finding:
More news: My new book, "Never Leave Your Dead" will be published by Central Recovery Press in early June. It's the story of military trauma and family trauma, and the long but possible road to