Approximately three-quarters of all US drug rehab centers have a faith-based addiction treatment program. The efficacy of this kind of treatment has long been established. But is it only for those who are already secure in their faith? Not at all. Faith-based treatments can be effective for those who have lost track of their faith. Also, it helps those who have previously questioned or abandoned their religious upbringing. Often when people are at a crossroads or in crisis, they contemplate returning to the faith of their youth, or even exploring their spirituality for the first time. Finding faith during recovery can change your life’s trajectory and give you access to the solace not only of spiritual faith itself but of a large, like-minded community.
To learn about faith-based recovery programs in Pennsylvania, contact Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC). We offer evidence-based treatments for addiction and co-occurring disorders. For people of faith, all our treatments can be provided within a faith-based program. Reach out by completing this online form or by calling us at 844.442.8673.
Finding Faith in Recovery
A spiritual faith tradition provides a reassuring framework for rebuilding a life after years of substance misuse and addiction. Whether you are just beginning to explore your spirituality or are returning to something familiar, immersing in a faith tradition while in addiction treatment provides the following:
- A rehab program directly tied to Christian values for daily guidance
- Support that is faith-centered both in formal therapy sessions and in peer groups
- Fellowship that includes compassionate listeners and faith-informed therapists
- Role models and like-minded people who are committed to Christian values and can help you find faith in recovery
- Opportunities for Bible study, Christian discussion and book groups, prayer circles, and other access points to your faith tradition between therapies
Whether you choose an inpatient or outpatient treatment program, the scaffolding of faith provides the extra support and reassurance that many people welcome as they begin recovery.
Why Faith-Based Recovery Programs?
At PAATC, our faith-based program includes access to the entire gamut of evidence-based therapies within a faith-based philosophy.
Many people who have struggled with addiction also struggle with loving themselves or even forgiving themselves. Immersion in the unconditional love of Christ helps them find peace and learn to forgive themselves. In an environment steeped in faith, you will feel welcome and safe, knowing that God has your back, as does everyone in the program with you.
The fact that faith-based rehab programs have high success rates and reduce the risk of relapse is an excellent reason to consider this form of addiction treatment if you are a person of faith or someone who longs to return to the fold. Upon your discharge from rehab, you will continue to have the support of a faith-based network within your own church community.
The long-term outcomes for those who commit to a faith-based recovery program make this alternative very appealing to many people of faith.
Faith-Based Treatment at PAATC
Finding faith in recovery can be a game-changer. It can lift you from the trap of addiction toward a healthy, focused future. Also, it can help you learn to value and care for yourself. At PAATC, we understand the power of faith and how it can fill your sails as you begin the early, often challenging, stages of recovery.
Within a faith-focused program, you will experience evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), in individual and group therapy sessions. You and your family can engage in family therapy together using a faith-based model to:
- Reconnect you
- Heal damaged channels of communication
- Focus on mutual empathy and compassion