Faith Based Rehab & Christian Recovery Programs
Becoming addicted to a substance, whether it is drugs or alcohol is clearly not something that anyone plans to do. It is a mistake or a series of them that are made along the way, and it can become extremely difficult to correct that mistake. Sometimes help of friends, family, and other loved ones are enough to overcome the challenge. Other times, people may require a bit more help to find that strength within themselves, and a faith-based rehab program is one place to do it. If you’d like to know more, just contact our trained admissions counselors at 866-349-1770 for details.
What Is Faith Based Addiction Recovery & Therapy?
Faith-Based therapy is a very specific form of holistic addiction treatment that uses religious conviction as the cornerstone of creating an effective form of addiction recovery. However, for the purposes of Beachside, it’s important to state upfront that this specific form of faith-based addiction recovery and therapy is centered around the Christian faith. Beachside has nothing but respect for other forms of faith, be they Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or other belief systems. However, faith-based therapy is something that must be conducted by a licensed, certified expert familiar with both therapeutic techniques and the religion in question. Beachside only has the personnel qualified to do this for the Christian faith; we cannot offer similar services for other belief systems at this time.
Having said that, even for people with an appropriate religious background, admission into Christian rehab centers is not always the right answer. It’s not merely enough to have been brought up Christian. Faith-based therapy relies on an active spiritual life to be effective. An active, practicing Christian with strong religious conviction is the ideal candidate for faith-based therapy, because this type of treatment requires a strong spiritual foundation is already in place to build on.
How Does Faith Based Rehab Work?
In most traditional, secular forms of addiction treatment, the primary source of commitment comes from having an addict in recovery find the strength within themselves and only themselves to persevere. This may happen through different forms of treatment such as art for the creatively inclined, or horses for those that love animals. A Christian rehab center like Beachside offers the opportunity for people to use their existing faith as an extra pillar of strength to draw from.
While basic Christian tenets advocate people to act independently, such as in old truism “The Lord helps those who help themselves,” the central concept here is that the Christian faith is here to help. This doesn’t have to be done alone; it just means that the desire for action and the ability to do so are enough to bring a community of love around people in faith-based recovery programs to let them know they are not alone and aid them in this time of crisis.
Making the Right Choice for Faith-Based Rehab
Christian rehab is best applied to certain types of people. Even those who haven’t practiced their faith in some time but now have a sincere desire to return to it may be suitable. Of course, people that are already practitioners are also ideal candidates, but the important thing to remember with faith-based drug rehabilitation or faith-based alcohol rehabilitation is that progress here is based on forgiveness and a willingness to change, not judgment. This is about an acknowledgment that a mistake has been made, and a sincere desire to overcome that mistake. This is not about hurling blame, accusation, or seeking punishment.
Faith-based therapy is also not about any one specific Christian practice. Christian drug rehab centers aren’t about following the procedures of one specific church or branch, nor is Christian alcohol rehab. Instead, the general principles of tolerance, forgiveness, understanding, temperance and repentance are the important aspects emphasized, not the exact words or rituals.
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What Are Some of the Different Approaches to Christian Rehab Treatment?
There are a variety of different approaches and treatments for addiction even within the category of faith-based therapy itself. Every individual is different and will require a different approach based on their temperament. Someone that is only now rediscovering their faith due to this crisis will have a different experience from someone who is merely reaffirming their faith.
On the other hand, some people may have more complex issues, such as the interaction of addiction and some other condition, such as clinical depression or PTSD. This means that in addition to Christian rehab to overcome the addiction, they require additional care to address a condition that is likely reinforcing the addiction. As with all things, every person will have different needs.