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Spirituality and Clinical Mental Health Counseling: A Database of Resources: Addictions Counseling

Spiritual resources are designated across common Mental Health Counseling Graduate Courses (including the 8 CACREP domains) for use in teaching, learning, and practical application of spiritual integration in counseling.


Addictions Counseling

Bibliography (Journal Articles)

  • Boras, L., Khazaal, Y., Khan, R., Mohr, S., Kaufmann, Y., Zullino, D., & Huguelet, P. (2010). The relationship between addiction and religion and its possible implication for care.
  • Substance Use & Misuse, 45,2357–2410. doi: 10.3109/10826081003747611

  • Ciarrochi, J.W., & Brelsford, G.M. (2009). Spirituality, religion, and substance coping as regulators of emotions and meaning making: Different effects on pain and joy.
  • Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 30(1), 24-36. Retrieved from

  • Giordano, A.L., Prosek, E.A., Daly, C.M., Holm, J.M., Ramsey, Z.B., Abernathy, M.R., & Sender, K.M. (2015). Exploring the relationship between religious coping and spirituality
  • among three types of collegiate substance abuse.Journal of Counseling & Development, 93, doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2015.00182.x

  • Giordano, A.L., Prosek, E.A., & Hastings, T. (2016). Examining college counselors’ integration of religion and spirituality into substance abuse counseling.
  • Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 37, doi: 10.1002/jaoc.12019

  • Hodge, D.R. (2011). Alcohol treatment and cognitive-behavioral therapy: Enhancing effectiveness by incorporating spirituality and religion.
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  • Juhnke, G.A., Watts, R.E., Guerra, N.S., & Hsieh, P. (2009). Using prayer as an intervention with clients who are substance abusing and addicted and who self-identify personal
  • faith in god and prayer as recovery resources. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 30, Retrieved from

  • Sussman, S., Milam, J., Arpawong, T.E., Tsai, J., Black, D.S., & Wills, T.A. (2013). Spirituality in addictions treatment: Wisdom to know. . .what it is.
  • Substance Use & Misuse, 48, 1203–1217, doi: 10.3109/10826084.2013.800343

  • Young, M.E., DeLorenzi, L, & Cunningham, L. (2009). Using meditation in addictions counseling.
  • Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 32, Retrieved from