Faith-Based Drug Rehab
Rehabilitation programs rooted in spirituality can help many people find sobriety. Rehabs for many faiths and denominations offer guidance during treatment.
A Spiritual Foundation for Addiction Recovery
Admitting to and fighting addiction is a hard journey for anyone. Learning how to talk with family and friends about drug addiction can be stressful. However, it is necessary.
Someone struggling with addiction who considers themselves religious has other unique obstacles in recovery. People of faith might wrestle with what it means for their spirituality to abuse drugs and alcohol while being unable to stop using. Addiction can affect anyone, regardless of their spirituality. Becoming addicted is not a moral or ethical failing.
According to the Pew Research Center, 76.5% of Americans identify as religious in 2015.
More than 22.7 million Americans struggle with alcohol or drug abuse.
Faith-based drug rehabilitation centers can help religious people connect with their higher power to overcome drug abuse. These specialized centers allow recovering addicts’ religious beliefs to continue to grow during treatment.
What Faith-Based Drug Rehab Offers
Faith-based drug recovery centers and programs address a recovering addict’s spiritual as well as medical needs. While the spiritual element is a large focus of treatment, traditional drug rehabilitation techniques are also crucial. Standard methods like medically assisted detoxification and behavioral therapy are used to help manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings.
Medical and psychological treatments might include:
- Drug detox
- Individual and group therapy
- Supervised medication for withdrawal symptoms
- Life skills and emotional coping training
Certified spiritual advisors are present for counseling and guidance during rehabilitation. Individual and group sessions with these religious leaders help recovering addicts find peace through their faith.
Similar to recovery support groups like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous, faith-based drug rehabilitation centers bring recovering addicts together in a tight-knit community. The emotional support during group meetings and in private conversations helps recovering addicts stay sober. Spiritual reflection and discussion with like-minded peers can empower recovering addicts against feelings of shame that often lead to relapse.
Faith-based drug rehabilitation centers allow addicts to include worship as part of their recovery plan. Scripture readings, discussions, and meditations are commonplace in faith-based drug treatment programs.
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Why Choose a Faith-Based Rehab?
One study conducted by Baylor University found that religious practice can help reduce harmful behaviors like drug and alcohol abuse. Supervised drug detoxification and mental health counseling can make faith-based recovery effective in battling addiction. The physical, emotional, and spiritual care of faith-based programs lend are important factors in achieving long-term recovery.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes the importance of supporting these addiction treatment options. There are more than 800 faith-based community programs that receive SAMHSA grants to help people of faith beat addiction.
Connect with a Treatment Center
Faith-based treatment centers that offer inpatient and outpatient programs are available across the country. There are faith-based drug rehabilitation centers for many different religions — Christian, Jewish, Muslim and more. You will be surrounded by peers of the same faith looking to connect with a higher power for strength in sobriety.
Whatever your religious beliefs, there is a recovery program that shares your faith and meets your spiritual need to grow in recovery.