Programs like AA and NA offer a 12-step, faith-based treatment. This model of addiction recovery has been around for longer than most other programs. Faith-centered treatment is also one of the most popular in rehab centers. Why do so many seek out a faith-based program, and what benefits does faith-centered treatment offer over other programs? If you are considering a faith-centered treatment program, or are just exploring your options, contact our team at 844.442.8673.
Benefits of Faith-Based Treatment
Doctors and medical professionals define addiction as a condition in which you use a substance compulsively without regard to the consequences. Unfortunately, millions of people across the country struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. There are a variety of treatment options available, but some of these treatments focus solely on a person’s physical health rather than their emotional and spiritual needs. The beauty of our faith-based treatment is that our clients’ Christian faith is a crucial component of the addiction treatment process. We help our clients grow stronger in their faith as they work to learn how to stay sober outside of our treatment programs. However, faith-based treatments are only part of our programs. We also offer a range of therapeutic options such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Individual therapy
There is a range of benefits to combining therapeutic options with faith-based treatments. We’ve listed three of the primary benefits below.
1. A Sense of Hope
Many people turn to drugs or alcohol because they feel an emptiness that they are seeking to fill. So many have nothing to hold onto and lose hope in a bright future. They don’t have anywhere they feel they can turn for comfort or hope. A program based on Christian principles gives you hope. It can help you know that your life is in the hands of something greater than yourself. You also receive the hope that you are not alone on your journey and that you don’t have to know all the answers because you will get them in time. By having this hope to hold onto, you can weather the storms that life brings you. You start to realize that you keep an essential spot in the bigger plan of the universe, and your life begins to take on new meaning.
2. Support More Widely Available
Faith-centered treatment doesn’t end the minute you leave our facility. With this being the oldest and most widely used model for recovery, you can find support everywhere. There are regular support groups such as Celebrate Recovery, AA, or NA. You can also find mentors in churches and even at the local coffee shop. By working with this type of program, you widen your support network significantly. It can be comforting to know that even strangers are willing and able to understand your needs and help you through difficult times. There is never a need to feel lost or alone even if you are in an unknown city because those who share your faith are often as close as the nearest church. There are so many others who share the same faith and are willing to sit with you to help you find your way should you waver.
3. Holistic Healing
You are a complex being of body, mind, and spirit. Addiction not only takes its toll on your physical health but also damages your mind and spirit. With a faith-based program, you can begin to strengthen and heal your spirit and body as we address damage to the spiritual, family, work, church, and community aspects of your life. Holistic healing involves the healing of your entire being. This method can provide the most long-lasting success. As you grow spiritually, your whole way of life slowly begins to change. You find yourself eating healthier, exercising more often, and caring for your body more. You’ll also start experiencing a sense of peace that helps ease depression and anxiety. Life seems to take on greater meaning, and you don’t feel like you are adrift on an endless sea with no land in sight.
Consider Treatment at Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge
Here at Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge, we offer a faith-centered treatment program that allows our clients to heal on more than just the physical level. We offer you a healing experience for your entire being. Our faith-based program has been helping people for over half a century. Let us be the one to help you in the next part of your recovery journey. In addition, we offer a range of treatment programs, including:
- Inpatient addiction treatment
- Outpatient addiction treatment
- Short-term clinical services
- Addiction treatment services
If you are struggling with addiction and are seeking something that can offer more lasting fulfillment, reach out to us today at 844.442.8673.