Originally Posted by AliveAgain
What is the difference between recovery and maturity? I hear a lot of people talk of being spiritual when to me, it sounds like they are talking more about maturity. It is just a discussion question.
Recovery, as it relates to being clean and sober, is the regaining or the restoration of one's mental and physical health.
Maturity, as it relates to being clean and sober, implies a perfected condition, or that someone is fully developed.
Example- After five months of sobriety I confidently gave the open cold beer that was bought for me to someone else.
And yes, being spiritual, as it relates to being clean and sober, does help tremendously. For I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Yet, make no mistake; the world is full of spiritual derelicts.
Thus, if your ultimate goal is 100% sobriety, the onus, the obligation, the "hard work" if you will, still falls on you.
Good luck and God Bless