It’s an unfortunate fact that every alcoholic and drug addict goes spiritually bankrupt. No, we’re not talking about prayers and God here. Instead, we’re speaking about spirituality. Basically, spirituality means having a certain set of principles to live by that conform to the society of every addict and their family values. Basically, spirituality means listening to the inner voice of our own conscience and not doing anything we find repulsive and wrong.
When an addict goes spiritually bankrupt, they indulge in quarrels at home, neighborhood, bars and pubs as well as public or hidden locations where they use their substance- be it alcohol or drugs. This can have disastrous consequences since others offended by the addict can harm them physically.
Spiritual bankruptcy also renders an addict prone to committing thefts, burglaries, taking loans they cannot repay or even worse- harming others physically which can result in severe criminal charges and punishment under the Indian Penal Code.
The Holistic Healing Center at Phoenix Foundation aims at repairing the spiritual damage and bankruptcy that every addict faces. Our Holistic Healing Center is secular. That means, we cater to people from every religion on Earth as well as atheists and agnostics.
The Holistic Healing Center receives guest speakers from Father’s Home, a Non-Government Organization based in Mumbai. These guest speakers train an addict on removing that mental clutter they have gathered during their days of using and replace it with positive thoughts and feelings. Because every addict’s brain is unmistakably geared for negative thoughts. And these negative thoughts and feelings against people or the society, situations and circumstances invariably bind them to alcoholism and drug abuse.
At our Holistic Healing Center we have treated people that follow Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Buddhism, Judaism and Sikhism as well as addicts that have little or no faith in a power greater than themselves. We do so in accordance with the Step-2 of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, which explicitly states: “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” And Step-3 which says: “Made a decision to turn our will and lives over to the care of God as we understood him.”
The Holistic Healing Center trains addicts on how to find a “God of their own understanding,” without the pressure of any religion or faith. Eventually, an addict becomes spiritual, which helps them to kick their old habits and assume a superb new personality altogether.