For many Christians, addiction to drugs and alcohol can seem devastating and counter to their beliefs. Effective treatment and recovery from addiction is greatly enriched when it is based on spiritual principles. Instead of turning to drugs or alcohol for fulfillment, genuine acceptance and love help guide the Christian whose suffering from addiction by receiving treatment and at the same time growing in their relationship with God.
In Christian drug rehab, clients draw on the strength of their relationship with God to find their sense of purpose and learn to resist the temptation to return to drug or alcohol use. Through prayer and scripture, clients work to fill the spiritual void that contributes to and perpetuates addictive thinking patterns and behaviors – first by experiencing the love and acceptance of God, and then allowing that love to touch every area of their lives until they can share those blessings with others.
Treatment in a Christian drug rehab is guided by Christian counselors and spiritual leaders who specialize in biblical studies and multiple models of addiction treatment. In addition to individual, group and family therapy, relapse prevention planning and 12-Step meetings, clients in Christian drug rehab programs participate in therapy led by a Christian drug counselor, recovery support groups, Bible study sessions and attend local churches. Clients learn about the scriptures through educational lectures, group sessions and private study, and find comfort and consolation in the word of God.
By combining traditional addiction treatments with biblical teachings, clients learn to embrace the will of God and enjoy lasting recovery through their relationship with the Lord.