SRA is not allied with any sect or denomination. It is not a religious program and does not demand that we believe in anything. All of its Steps are but suggestions.

At the same time, SRA is a spiritual program. Experience taught us that recovery happens when we learned to rely on a “power greater than ourselves.” Most of us tried, unsuccessfully, to battle our addiction on our own and learned that when we made it a contest between self-will and the disease, the disease won every time. But when we allowed a “Higher Power”to help us, amazing things happened — we found freedom from our self- destructive behavior and experienced joy and serenity.

For some members, their “Higher Power” is God (as they understand God). For others the SRA fellowship is their “Higher Power.” In any case, the only prerequisite for experiencing the spirituality of the program seems to be an open mind.