"Not everyone, however, will find their spiritual awakening in a sudden realization or a flash of light. It is sometimes more gradual than that. For many of us, we may not even realize that our spiritual awakening is underway. We simply realize that our mental obsession has left us, and we may not be able to pin down precisely when it happened. The only thing we know for certain is that it had a lot to do with the development of our faith. Whether we have embraced religion, the fellowship and unity we have found in sobriety, or simply a newfound trust that all is right with the universe, some form of faith has helped us to see that we no longer need to abuse substances every day. Life may not be easier than it was, but it’s a lot happier now that we are not hiding behind the synthetic armor of [love addiction and codependency]."