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Faith-Based Recovery Programs: What to Expect
Discover the Difference of Faith-Based Addiction Treatment
Although they may feel isolated, individuals struggling with addiction are not alone. As many as one in seven Americans will face a substance abuse or addiction disorder, according to the U.S. Surgeon General’s report, “Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.” While help is out there, many attempt to fight the disease on their own; similar reports estimate that only 10% of people with substance addictions will seek treatment. For Christians, a faith-based addiction treatment program can be the key that unlocks their lasting sobriety. Facing a struggle is precisely the right time to rely on faith and spiritual guidance as well as evidence-based treatments that can propel you toward long-term recovery.
If you’re ready to reclaim your life and begin addiction treatment, here’s what to expect when you enter a faith-based recovery program.
Addiction Affects the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Addiction is a crisis of the mind, body, and many would say, spirit. The medical community acknowledges that addiction is a multi-faceted condition that targets an individual’s physical and psychological health. That’s why it’s important that treatment encompasses therapies that cater to each aspect of the addiction.
People of faith are aware of the toll that alcohol or drug abuse takes on them from a physical, mental, and spiritual standpoint. That’s why so many turn to faith-based addiction treatment programs that provide a framework for recovery that addresses all of their needs and helps them to build a foundation for the future. For them, real lasting recovery occurs when their mind, body, and spirit are free from the ravishes of substance addiction.
What Does a Faith-Based Drug Treatment Center Offer?
In many ways, faith-based addiction treatment centers offer similar therapies that one may find at other addiction rehabs. For instance, you can expect to experience:
- Medically supervised detox
- Supervised medication plans when necessary
- Individual therapy
- Group counseling
- Evidence-based treatments
- Life skills
- Emotional coping skills
- Relapse prevention
Yet, a faith-based treatment program based on a Christian ethic infuses the element of spirituality into its structure. As a Christian, you will be encouraged to rely on and enhance your faith through prayer, discussion, and reflection.
While the physicians and nurses target the physical aspects of addiction and withdrawal and trained addiction specialists target the psychological elements of addiction with various therapies, spiritual advisors provide guidance to address an individual’s profound spiritual needs, helping them to tap into their faith for strength and to build on it as they rebuild their lives throughout the long recovery process.
Why Choose a Faith-Based Addiction Program?
Many people feel that their religion is a cornerstone of their lives. When tackling something as serious as an addiction to alcohol or drugs, it makes perfect sense to include one’s spirituality in the healing process. When spiritual people face any other type of health crisis, they invariably turn to God for strength and comfort as they battle heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or any other type of illness. So, why not addiction?
The truth is, when those attempting recovery have support, they are more inclined to achieve recovery and less prone to relapse. Faith-based programs have helped thousands of individuals achieve lasting recovery from addiction. Aside from learning how to cope with the triggers that have led you to abuse drugs or alcohol, you can expect your faith-based treatment program to:
- Provide spiritual guidance on Christian principles
- Help you build a strong relationship with God
- Welcome you into a community of other Christians who are healing from addiction
- Discuss topics of religion as they relate to addiction and recovery
You Are Not a Statistic
When you enter a faith-based addiction treatment center, you’ll quickly come to understand that you are valued, respected, and cared for. The staff of JC’s Recovery Center treats everyone with dignity and empathy. We see that those in our care suffer physically, mentally, and spiritually; that’s why we’re here to help. Authentic, lasting recovery is possible when a person feels whole again when they have the tools and individualized support they need to end the cycle of addiction and forge a path to a healthier lifestyle and future. We build relationships with our clients as we help them mend relationships with themselves, their families and friends, and God.
Visit JC’s Recovery Center or contact us to learn more about our wide range of faith-based treatment options, including partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming. Just as God walks with you, we want to support you each step of the way on your journey to recovery.