Christian Addiction Treatment
Drug and alcohol abuse can cause people to feel shame, wonder if God exists, or question whether God loves them. When Christians and people of faith struggle with chemical dependency, spiritual rehabilitation programs are often more effective than secular programs. In some cases, faith-based addiction recovery may be combined with a traditional 12-step program to offer a well-rounded treatment approach. The Mission of our Christian Addiction Treatment Program Christian addiction specialists teach that there is a God-shaped void in our lives. As an addict tries to fill this void with drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, or other harmful habits, they become chemically dependent and behave in ways that lead to guilt, depression, and emotional trauma. Christian rehab facilities use Biblical teaching, counseling, and conventional addiction therapies to help clients break free from substance abuse and restore their walk with God and their relationships with family and friends. Lessons from Spiritual Addiction Treatment Addiction is a form of self-medication, and Christian addiction treatment teaches participants that:
- Friends, family members, and counselors can advocate for them when they feel too weak to move forward.
- God can fill the void in their heart and provide them with a hope and a future.
- The journey to sobriety is an opportunity to grow closer to Christ.
- God offers saving grace to those who believe and trust in him.
Paul Alexander is the founder of LINKS Christian Drug Rehab Program, the Christian tract of Northbound Treatment. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law, and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. Paul received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. He believes wholeheartedly in Christian programming that incorporates evidence-based treatment with spiritual teachings as the cornerstone in program structure.