God and Addiction
May 25, 2022
Addiction not only harms the body, but it can also harm the soul and our relationship with God. While those struggling with a substance abuse disorder may feel disconnected from the Lord, it is at that time where God is needed most: to provide comfort and a healing hand for those struggling to overcome addiction. Fortunately, Christian rehab programs, such as Christian Drug Rehab, the Christian track of Northbound Treatment Center provide addiction treatment that keeps God at the core.
Once you’ve decided to seek help, God is there to provide you with the help you need. It all starts with accepting you have a problem and asking for help. We are here to help our patients to reconnect with God, while also providing medical and psychological services.
We believe in a recovery program that is built around the teachings of the Bible, along with medical science. Combined, we find patients have the greatest chances of success in recovery.
Faith-Based Recovery Near Me
If you are a Christian, you’ll want to find a rehabilitation center that focuses on faith-based recovery to provide you with the support you need, while also helping you to live in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Some of the specific benefits of a faith-based rehabilitation program include:
- A community made up of other Christians in recovery.
- A medical staff that is not only excellent at their craft but also knowledgeable about the teachings of Jesus Christ
- A treatment program that includes Bible study
- Treatment that leverages the power of prayer and a 12-step program
What to Look for in a Christian Drug Rehab Near Me
When you are looking for the right Christian drug rehab, there are a few things you’ll want to consider. These include:
- Insurance Coverage
- Bible Study
- Detox Services
- Focus on Healing through Biblical messages
- Christian Staff
Levels of Care in Christian Rehab
There are two common forms of treatment—inpatient and outpatient. Each has its advantages. For patients that require a lower level of care and have outside obligations like work and school, outpatient treatment is often the right choice.
Your level of care and specific needs will be determined when you speak with the admissions team. We’ll make sure to get you enrolled in the right program to meet your needs.
During outpatient treatment, the patient visits the treatment facility for a few hours at a time, multiple days throughout the week. During this time, they receive therapy and are provided with tools to help with distress tolerance, overcoming cravings, and building spirituality.
For those that require a higher level of care and help with adherence to a treatment program, there is inpatient treatment. Inpatient (residential) treatment involves a patient residing at a treatment facility for the duration of their treatment. This helps the patient to avoid distractions and triggers, while also helping to ensure their safety.
As with outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment also involves therapy, skill learning, Bible study, and more. Whether you enroll in an outpatient or inpatient treatment program, you’ll be provided with the support you need to succeed in sobriety.
Detoxification (detox) is the first part of any recovery journey (once you’ve decided to seek help). The detox process involves the body removing toxic substances like drugs and alcohol. While this is necessary and helpful, it also comes with some potential risks. For some, the symptoms of withdrawal will be minor. For others, they can be quite severe. That’s why it’s extremely important to undergo medical detox at a medical facility when stopping the use of drugs and/or alcohol.
Common substances that require detoxification include:
A few of the factors that determine what withdrawal looks like include the physiology of the patient, how often they use their substance of choice, what substance or substances they are detoxing from, their tolerance, and other factors.
The symptoms of withdrawal can be dangerous and may even be deadly. Do not try to quit on your own, and seek help when stopping the use of addictive substances.
Why Support Groups?
One of the ways you can invite God back into your life is through support groups. Programs that follow the 12 steps allow individuals to grow deeper in their faith while practicing skills for long-term sobriety. Through the 12 steps, you will learn to better rely on God, take responsibility for past behaviors, and create positive habits moving forward. You’ll also be allowed to be of service and help other people suffering from addiction.
One of the reasons why support groups are so effective is their focus on the community. When you surround yourself with others that are looking to get and stay sober, you increase your chances of sticking to the program. The community also provides support when you need it most. Most support groups are anonymous, which allows you to open up and share without worry.
At Christian Drug Rehab, we encourage our patients to join a 12-step support group both while they are patients at our facility, and once they have graduated. This provides additional support and more opportunities to build a relationship with Jesus Christ.
From there, travel, finances, and insurance can be discussed. Our team is extremely helpful, and we pride ourselves on our ability to walk patients through the enrollment process with ease.
How to Enroll in Our Program
To enroll in our Christian Drug rehab, you’ll need to follow a few easy steps.
- Visit our website: https://www.christiansdrugrehab.com/.
- Contact our admissions team through the number on our website, or fill out an online contact form.
- Speak with a team member about the program and enrollment.
Your life of happiness and joy awaits. God is ready to lift you up. The first step is to seek help. If you would like to begin your journey of sobriety, contact Northbound Treatment Center today. We’d be happy to enroll you in a treatment program and help you to build a life of sobriety and happiness!