If spirituality is an essential part of your life, you might benefit from faith-based recovery programs for drug and alcohol addiction. Many detox and rehabilitation centers including Beachway Therapy Center offer Christian-based recovery programs. While spirituality is the foundation of faith-based treatment, you’ll still receive similar services offered in secular programs such as cognitive behavior therapy, group sessions, and one-on-one counseling.
The Beginnings of Faith-Based Treatment
Today’s faith-based recovery programs are based on principles of early 20th century Christianity, particularly the Book of James, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, Matthew Chapter 5 and 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 the “Love Passage.”
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. ~ Matthew 7:7
The Beachway Approach to Spirituality
Our approach to faith is one filled with hope in Christ and helping those who suffer and seek help. We believe that God is a loving and forgiving God.
Our aim is never to be overzealous with doctrine, but rather offer treatment within a Christian framework and create a warm, loving, spiritual place to recover. Our hope is that you recover from addiction physically, mentally, emotionally — all while strengthening your relationship with God.
What are the Differences Between Faith-Based vs. Secular Treatment?
A faith-based program focuses on spiritual practices and on strengthening your relationship with God as vital components of the healing process, whereas a secular program may not. You do not need to be a Christian to participate in the program however we find that the majority of patients are.
Advantages of Faith-Based Recovery Programs
Those with a strong sense of faith may find it beneficial to recover in a faith-based program. Here you’ll be able to ask questions about your faith, forgiveness, and how your addiction affects your relationship with God.
You may find solace in the fellowship you have between others in the program as they’ll likely share similar beliefs.
Some find purpose in helping others in the program by providing emotional support. Addressing spiritual concerns can make the recovery process more joyous and purposeful.
Questions to Ask About Spiritual Recovery
It’s important to find a detox or rehab clinic that practices principles similar to your own. Here are a few things to ask about a faith-based program:
- How is faith incorporated into the recovery program?
- What are the core principles of belief?
- Are there certain spiritual practices I am expected to participate in?
- Are there any faith-based aftercare programs available?
- What types of services and programs are offered?
Beachway’s holistic approach to recovery believes in a multi-faceted plan to heal the body, mind and spirit.