Spirituality can play an important role in the recovery journeys of many substance-dependent Christians. Many feel that some of the most important personal health care issues are inadequately addressed by modern medicine.
Indeed, the emotional turmoil produced by both illness and the struggle to become well is sometimes overlooked by secular practitioners. However, Christian-based treatment centres approach addiction from a spiritual point of view.
For Christians with substance abuse issues, emotions can run extremely high when it comes to issues of family, job and health. In recognizing and working with these issues, a Christian drug rehab might be just the setting to help you towards recovery.
The emphasis on interpersonal connectedness and compassion associated with Christianity and religious belief can help the addict connect with others instead of feeling alone.
A Christian drug rehab is a wonderful choice for individuals in need of drug rehab and looking for a Christian foundation in which to recover placing the focus on Jesus Christ as the “higher power,” when a traditional drug rehab allows the person to choose whoever or whatever they would like their “higher power”.
Spirituality and belief in God color the way that people understand themselves and the world around them, addressing values and morals, broadening the capacity for forgiveness and healing.
It is also important to have a pastor, preferably a recovering pastor as a member of your Christian drug rehabilitation program. This provides the patient immediate access to a staff member that can enhance an already strong belief in Christ or begin to build on a belief lost along the way.
The very nature of spiritual direction and counseling, church service attendance, community prayer, personal meditation, and bible study, require and enable openness to serenity, new experience, and self-discipline.
Some of the important things to consider when searching for a Christian-based treatment centre includes: suitable approach to spirituality, alignment with your medical needs, and quality of care, aftercare and Ongoing support services.
Christian Treatment Centres
Be it Baptist rehab, Methodist rehab or Lutheran rehab (amongst others), there are many hospital systems in the country that operate drug and alcohol treatment programs, and can accommodate someone looking for Christian based recovery, helping to impact their sense of purpose and destiny in the world, reconnecting them with family and with God, while acknowledging that suffering leads to new life.
Inpatient programs tend to carry a higher price tag than outpatient programs, regardless of the religious affiliation.
Moreso, as a secondary source, a number of websites dedicated to Christian-based drug and alcohol rehab provide lists of organizations that provide this type of faith-based treatment program.