What Is a Higher Power in Recovery?
May 26, 2022
Some people were raised with faith in God, or a religious background. Others understood a “higher power” after going through challenging or life-changing events. However you have come to develop your faith, a “higher power” is a very important part of most recovery programs, as it can aid in the healing process. Christian Drug Rehab, the Christian track of Northbound Treatment Center, provides addiction treatment services that highlight a higher power as a key to recovery.
But what is a “higher power” in recovery? And how do you seek treatment if you are ready to get help? Below is more information about faith-based treatment, support groups, and rehabilitation.
What Is a “Higher Power” in Recovery?
Many recovery programs rely on the help of a “higher power.” This is especially so for 12-step programs like AA and NA. But what is a “higher power” in recovery? For Christians, this higher power is our Lord Jesus Christ. For others, a higher power is the acknowledgement that there is something out there stronger than their struggles.
In order to recover, patients need medical, psychological, and spiritual support. Success is extremely difficult to attain without God’s help. The good news is, that God is there for you and ready to help you navigate trying times.
Our treatment center believes that faith in Jesus Christ is a cornerstone of recovery. It is through the teachings of the Bible and proper medical treatment that patients are able to get (and stay) sober.
The term “higher power” is used in many spirituality and faith-based support groups and programs. These groups acknowledge that one of the key components of ongoing sobriety is God’s help. We encourage our patients to join a support group with a focus on a higher power.
At Christian Rehab Center, we recommend our patients attend support group meetings both during their recovery program and once they have graduated. This additional support is paramount for ongoing recovery.
Beyond a focus on faith, support groups are also helpful for patients because they provide a sense of community. It can be easy for patients to feel lost and alone in early recovery. Support groups provide those in recovery with a community they can connect with and receive support from. They are also able to help others in recovery, which provides a sense of purpose.
If you are worried about sharing, there is no need to be. Most support groups are anonymous. This allows you to share without fear of judgment.
It’s important when looking for a recovery program to find one that is based on faith and spirituality. It is through God that all things are possible.
Some of the specific benefits of a faith-based rehabilitation program include:
- A medical staff that understands both medical science and the teachings of the Bible
- A community made up of fellow Christians in recovery
- Bible study
- Treatment that leverages the power of prayer and a 12-step program
What to Look for in a Christian Drug Rehab Near You
There are a few things that you’ll want to look for when choosing the right Christian drug rehab. These include:
- Bible Study
- Insurance Coverage
- Detox Services
- Focus on Christianity
- Christian Staff
Detoxification (detox) is the process of the body removing drugs and/or alcohol. This process is part of recovery and can’t be avoided. For some, detoxification is straightforward, and the withdrawal symptoms are mild. For others,detoxification can be difficult. Everyone is different, and everyone detoxifies in different ways. Some factors include your level of use, how long you’ve been using, your tolerance, your drug of choice, your individual physiology, and other factors.
Common substances that require detoxification include:
Once you’ve made the decision to stop the use of drugs and/or alcohol and seek treatment, you need to check into a medical facility or rehab center that offers medical detox services. Your symptoms of withdrawal may be mild and will pass in a few days, or, these symptoms can be extremely dangerous and need to be well-monitored. Without help, the symptoms of withdrawal may be deadly.
Check into a medical facility when you decide to seek help for your addiction.
Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment Near Me
Outpatient and inpatient (residential) treatment are the two main forms of treatment offered.
With outpatient, the patient resides at their home and commutes to the recovery facility a few days a week for a few hours at a time. This form of treatment is intended for patients that require a lower level of care and have outside obligations (such as work and family).
Inpatient (residential) treatment involves a patient residing at the recovery center for the duration of their treatment. Residential is for patients that require additional support and a higher level of care. These patients may be at a higher risk of relapse and/or may need medical supervision.
Both inpatient and outpatient treatment provide the same tools for recovery. At Christian Drug Rehab at Northbound Treatment Center, this involves both psychological and spiritual support. For those experiencing symptoms of withdrawal, this also includes medical support.
Patients learn distress tolerance skills and coping mechanisms to help to overcome cravings. They also receive therapy and spiritual guidance.
If you have any questions about inpatient and outpatient treatment along with which may be right for you, reach out! We’d be happy to answer your questions.
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.
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. Contact Christian Drug Rehab today!
Connect With God and Begin Your Journey
It’s time to connect with God and begin your journey of recovery. Contact Northbound Treatment Center today to learn more about our faith-based recovery programs.