It’s often said faith has the power to heal. Now, science is backing it up. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that faith has the power to rid young people of addictions to drugs and alcohol, based on a new study that will be released in May.

“Increasing God-consciousness also appears to produce results,” WSJ reported. “Our study showed daily spiritual experiences predicted abstinence, increased social behavior and reduced narcissistic behavior. Even those who enter addiction treatment without a religious background can benefit from an environment where they are encouraged to seek a higher power and serve others.”

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