Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 1268–1277 | Cite as

The Role of Religion in the Recovery from Alcohol and Substance Abuse Among Jordanian Adults

  • Hasan Al-Omari
  • Razan Hamed
  • Hashem Abu Tariah
Original Paper


The purpose of this study is to understand religious factors role during recovery period among Jordanian receiving treatment for alcohol and substances abuse. Participants were asked to answer open-ended questions related to role of religion on their recovery from alcohol and substances abuse. Content analysis was used to explore the role of religion on their recovery process. One hundred and forty-six clients from two treatment centers participated with two main themes that emerged from the analysis: role of religion and role of religious men. Religion not only helps during the recovery process, but also is considered as a protector from drug and alcohol abuse in the future.


Religion Substance abuse recovery Jordan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hasan Al-Omari
    • 1
  • Razan Hamed
    • 2
  • Hashem Abu Tariah
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Community and Mental Health Nursing, School of NursingHashemite UniversityZarqaJordan
  2. 2.Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation SciencesUniversity of New HampshireDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health SciencesHashemite UniversityZarqaJordan

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