Atheism and addiction

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Atheism and addiction

I am just curious if atheists are just as much prone to addiction (drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, etc) as "religious" people or people who believe in a Higher Power. I am curious because addiction is such a powerful force that many addicts behave irrationally.

Many 12 step programs, such as AA and NA. If an atheist suffered from alcoholism or drug addiction would they attend such meetings?

Are there any atheistic recovery programs?

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I doubt that there's a

I doubt that there's a correlation between theism and addiction. The more studies are done, the more evidence there is to indicate a genetic predilection toward addictive behavior.

There are secular recovery programs such as Rational Recovery, coincidentally. See


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