Imagine a place where you could go to heal — a place that embodied everything you believe deeply about life, God, and spirit, and that reminded you in every moment of stillness and every moment of action that Christ has your back. A faith-based addiction program is such a place where you can safely begin your recovery journey firmly buoyed up by your faith tradition and surrounded by like-minded peers.
Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) is a Christian rehab center in PA where you can meditate daily on the pure, lovely, honest, and just. We’ll help you begin to walk the path of recovery, one step and one day at a time. Want to learn more about faith-based addiction treatment? Reach out today. Call 844.442.8673 or fill out our online form to connect.
Three Benefits of Faith-Based Addiction Recovery Programs
Research indicates that evidence-based addiction treatment also rooted in a spiritual tradition has tremendous appeal to those who struggle with substance use disorder. In fact, nearly three-quarters of all addiction recovery programs in the US are faith-based.
There are three meaningful advantages of a faith-based drug rehab center.
1. Christian Principles Guide Recovery
One commonality that most people in recovery share is that they feel hopelessness, shame, and guilt about their circumstances, addiction, and actions under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Lack of confidence and self-esteem can be both underlying causes for initial drug use as well as effects of ongoing addiction. The spiritual principles that imbue a Christian faith-based addiction recovery program are antidotes to low self-esteem, shame, and despair. Christ’s teachings of love, forgiveness, hope, and charity inform faith-based drug treatment and have the power to lift those who suffer out of the darkness.
Many people who struggle with addiction often feel overwhelmed and lost, believing they are unable to change their situation or recover from their addiction. However, a Christian addiction recovery program encourages participants to believe in themselves and harness the power of faith to overcome obstacles and find healing.
2. The Presence of Like-Minded Peers
Another principle of Christian drug treatment programs is that they provide a supportive community where people can feel safe, accepted, and supported. Peers can offer accountability and support. When you sign up at a faith-based drug rehab center, you will be surrounded by people just like you who have faith in God. These people share lived experiences of addiction and want to live sober lives. This group will likely be a big part of your life in recovery after you are discharged from rehab. They will be there for you, a reminder that God is good. You will have people to lift you up.
At these programs, you will be surrounded by others who have also struggled with addiction and are seeking to live sober lives. These peers can offer accountability and support, and will likely be a big part of your life once you leave the program. They will be there for you as a reminder that God is good, and can help to lift you up when you are struggling. Additionally, they can hold you accountable in your recovery journey, helping to ensure that you stay on track.
3. Better Chances for Recovery
Finally, faith-based addiction recovery programs typically have lower relapse rates than traditional treatment approaches, which can greatly improve a person’s chances of achieving long-term sobriety. Recovery success for people who share a faith tradition is demonstrably better in a rehab program rooted in that tradition. The alignment of your beliefs, treatment protocols, family, and church creates a foundation. This firm foundation can help you as you walk the path of recovery. Combining evidence-based treatment with faith-based treatment at a Christian rehab center like PAATC leads to better outcomes.
Finding the right faith-based drug rehab center can make all the difference between remaining stuck amid the throes of substance use or alcohol disorder and a long-term sober lifestyle. Ultimately, a faith-based addiction program can provide the support and healing needed to overcome an addiction and reclaim one’s life.
Find a Faith-Based Addiction Recovery Program at PAATC
At PAATC, we combine the most leading-edge, research-based therapies with the option of a faith-based addiction program. We’ve designed our treatments for Christians who seek the comfort and support of religion while they begin recovery.
Therapists trained in treatment modalities that incorporate Christian principles will provide work with you. Some of the treatments in our faith-based program include:
- Group therapy in which all participants share a faith tradition
- 12-step support groups which are based on faith in God and trust in his higher power
- Faith-based family counseling which includes both therapy and prayer
- One-on-one therapy carried out within the Christian faith tradition
- Aftercare and sober faith-based opportunities upon discharge from rehab
To learn more about PAATC, the premier faith-based rehab center in Pennsylvania, reach out to us today at 844.442.8673 or by completing our simple online form.