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Fishers of Men

Dr. Bianchini explains how Simon and Peter became fishers of men. Daunted by their quest to find more fish, the two men couldn’t see how their efforts to catch fish were working. However, a blessing from God was bestowed upon them but they were met with a choice to stay where they were or leave everything behind and begin a new journey.

In this video, “Fishers of Men”, Dr. Adam Bianchini, the director medicine for the Road to Freedom program, explains how easy it is to believe you are unworthy of your blessings because of past sin and shame from addiction. However, sometimes life comes down to making an important decision such as Simon and Peter.

Addiction recovery aims to help you in the present moment and leave the past behind. To find out how a Christian rehab center can help you turn your life around, watch the video below.

The Road to Freedom is a faith-based recovery program that offers spiritual guidance. To learn more, feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Call us today at (877) 448-5513, our admissions counselors are available to answer your questions 24 /7.

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The Brain: A Terrible Thing to Waste – Part 2

In part two of the video series, “The Brain: A Terrible Thing to Waste”, Dr. Adam Bianchini, the director of medicine for The Road to Freedom program, explains the advantages of taking an in-depth look at the physiology of the brain and how it improves addiction treatment.

By viewing images of the brain used with SPECT imaging, you will see how doctors can better diagnose medical conditions and thus treat the physiology of the body and the brain. With MRIs, X-rays, and CT scans, Dr. Bianchini shows you how doctors use these techniques to further identify what’s going on in the brain. He shows how certain parts of the brain light up when there is overwhelming activity and blood flow and what occurs when there is little to no activity.

So what parts of the brain shut down during drug addiction? How does one lose their inhibitions and decision-making skills? With this visual representation, you can discover how drugs like cocaine, heroin, and alcohol affect the brain. To find out more, watch the video below.

If you or a loved one is seeking a faith-based addiction recovery program, the Road to Freedom program offers spiritual guidance. To watch more videos on addiction and spirituality, feel free to subscribe to The Road to Freedom’s YouTube channel. Call us today at (877) 448-5513, our admissions counselors are available to answer your questions 24 /7, even on holidays.

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The Brain: A Terrible Thing to Waste – Part 1

How do we improve addiction treatment? In this video, Dr. Adam Biancini identifies three key scientific concepts for understanding addiction. He goes into extensive detail about how addiction affects the brain through homeostasis, neuroadaptation, and cellular memory.

Addiction inhibits the prefrontal cortex of the brain, which affects the pleasure center of the brain. This region becomes the dominating force driving the cravings to use drugs or alcohol repeatedly over a long period. When drugs are abused long term, it’s easy to build up tolerance for the drug and use it at higher doses.

Dr. Biancini discusses what goes on in the brain while addiction dominates the brain. He touches on how the spirit, soul and body are intertwined, while also playing a crucial role in the recovery process. Watch the video below and learn more about how addiction affects the brain.

If you or a loved one is seeking faith-based addiction treatment, The Road to Freedom program offers spiritual care. Call us at (877) 443-7342, our admissions counselors are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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How Drugs Affect the Body: Part 2

In the second part of the video series, “How Drugs Affect the Body”. Dr. Adam Bianchini, the director of medicine for The Road to Freedom program explores how professionals can use three new key concepts for medical treatment and identifies six keys to successful addiction treatment.

Dr. Bianchini reveals why effective addiction treatment often requires more than just physical medical treatment. He delves further into the interconnection of the spirit, soul and body, and explains how it affects recovery. To help a struggling addict transform their life in recovery, it often takes a great deal of faith, spiritual guidance, and an offering of one’s self and sacrifice. Often, the recovering addict cannot do it alone and requires the help of a dedicated and supportive team.

When God pours his heart out, he breaks the barriers of isolation by giving recovering addicts the right support, resources and tools necessary to stay committed to their recovery and stand on their own two feet. With the help of a multi-disciplinary team, this very act of self-sacrifice and the will to help others brings Glory to God.

To hear more about how drugs affect the body, watch the video below.

If you or someone you know is seeking faith-based addiction treatment, The Road to Freedom program offers spiritual guidance. Call us at (877) 443-7342, our admissions counselors are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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How Drugs Affect the Body : Part I

Research for addiction treatment has come a long way since the origin of 12 steps. Treating addiction requires a multi-disciplinary approach, which narrows down to three important facets of treatment: spirit, soul, body.

While the battleground of addiction occurs in the brain, it is just as important to treat addiction through spirit, soul and body. When addicts don’t receive treatment that addresses all three facets, they may lose control, relapse, and get pinned down in captivity and bondage by their addiction.

This may raise several questions: How can spirituality address feelings of guilt, shame, and remorse? How can psychology of the mind and soul change behaviors? How can we provide a better medical approach for those suffering from the physical effects of addiction?

Find out how in part one of the series, “How Drugs Affect the Body”. In this dynamic and powerful video presentation, Dr. Adam Bianchini, the director of medicine for The Road to Freedom program, explains how treating the multi-faceted problem of addiction requires faith with a multi-faceted solution.

If you or someone you know is seeking faith-based addiction treatment, The Road to Freedom program can provide spiritual guidance. Call us at (877) 443-7342, our admissions counselors are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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A Look Inside the Road to Freedom Program: Peter’s Doubt

At some point in everyone’s life, they will face some type of trial or tribulation. Peter was no different than the rest of us. In the video “Peter’s Doubt”, Dr. Bianchini explains that there are two types of people in the world: those who give up when met with challenges and those who get up.

When faced with adversity, Peter had to decide which type of person he was going to become. Watch this video to hear more about Peter’s challenges and how he dealt with them:

“Peter’s Doubt” is a short clip from one of the many groups offered by Road to Freedom, a Christian-based recovery program. If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

If you or someone you know could benefit from a Christian-based recovery program, call us at (877) 443-7342. Admissions counselors are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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A Look Inside the Road to Freedom Program: Seeing Spirituality

Oftentimes, when people are in active addiction they are under the impression that God is trying to hurt them by placing obstacles in their way. However, Dr. Bianchini, the Road to Freedom’s director of medicine, explains that people misinterpret God’s actions because they are not looking at things from a spiritual vantage point.

To hear Dr. Bianchini speak about God’s language and seeing things from a spiritual perspective, watch the video below.
 

 

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, a faith-based recovery program may be the solution that you are looking for. For more information about our treatment program, call us now at (877) 443-7342. Admissions counselors are available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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A Look Inside the Road to Freedom Program: Faith-Based Recovery Series

 

In the Road to Freedom Program at The Treatment Center, we have pastors, Christian therapists and doctors on staff to guide individuals on their path of recovery. This video is the first in a series featuring Dr. Adam Bianchini in one of many of the classes offered in our Christian treatment program. Patients have the opportunity to attend faith-based classes, groups and church services as seen in this video. To learn more, watch here:

For the rest of this series from Dr. Bianchini, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

If you would like to learn more about the Road to Freedom Program, contact us today at (877) 443-7342. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.

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Run to God Like a Child

A message from Pastor Phil of the Road to Freedom Program

A message from Pastor Phil of the Road to Freedom program.

Jesus told the crowd around him, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 18:3

What could Jesus possibly mean by this?

I am a father of three with a fourth due any moment. Over the years, my wife and I have learned a few things about little children. First, little children have nothing of worldly value to offer you. They can’t get a job, dress themselves, bathe themselves, feed themselves and in fact they are horrible decision makers. My son would decide to eat ice cream three meals a day if we let him (he’s lactose intolerant). My daughter would eat chocolate incessantly (she’s allergic to chocolate). Children left to care for themselves would not live healthy lives. In fact, most would become unhealthy and die. So what is Jesus saying when he says, “become like little children”?

First, I believe Jesus is saying come to Him with nothing to offer. Come to the feet of Jesus knowing you have nothing to offer Him. He is God and has everything; you come to Him recognizing that you are like a little child who is completely dependent upon him. For those on this journey of addiction recovery, this is a game changing thought. When we realized:

“…we had to quit playing God. It didn’t work. Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director. He is the Principal; we are His agents. He is the Father and we are His children. Most good ideas are simple, and this concept was the keystone of the new and triumphant arch through which we passed to freedom.” AA p.62

We come to Him in total surrender, total dependence, like a little child.

Second, I believe Jesus is saying come to Him with a childlike faith. Every day when I return from work, as I approach the door, I can hear a stampede ensue on the other side of the door along with, “Daddy’s home! Daddy’s home! Daddy’s home!” Before I’m able to get the door completely open, my children jump on top of me and nearly knock me to the ground with their embrace. My children simply want more of their Daddy. When we finally approach God like a child, we begin to realize the void inside of us we’ve been trying to fill with drinking or drugging can only truly be satisfied by more of our Heavenly Father. Run to God today like a little child.

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One Man’s Road to Freedom

A message from Pastor Mike of the Road to Freedom Program.

I will not say his name, nor will I tell you when he was here. I will tell you that he was the toughest, hardest man I have ever met. A big man; the kind you know can take care of himself. The kind of man you don’t want to cross. And there he was, sitting in my office with a dead look in his eye, but he chose to come.

He had been in other treatment programs before, but had always done the same thing. He tried to listen and learn how to say no to the drugs and alcohol that were killing and robbing him of everything. In the past, he always ignored the spiritual aspect of healing. He tried to do it himself. After all, that is how he lived his life from the time he was a child. He could take care of himself when no one else did. As a small boy, he learned to fight and claw to survive.

“This time,” he said, “it was different.” Everything was gone. Everyone he ever cared about had abandoned him or were scared away. This time, he decided to try a different road. He did not merely want to stop drugging and drinking, he wanted to change… he wanted Jesus.

I patiently told this frightening man the promises of God’s Word. I told him how every sin he had ever committed or would commit would be forgiven. I shared the promises of God’s Word that gave him the assurance of eternal life in heaven with God. That big, tough, hardened man, bowed his head and asked Jesus to be his Savior.

The other pastors here played a major role in encouraging and teaching him as well. Other patients who knew Christ reached out to him with the love of Christ. He attended everything we offered in the Road to Freedom program here at The Treatment Center.

In complete awe, we all watched the transformation. As he walked down the hall, he would stop to care for someone and let them know he was praying for them. He also began to befriend the patients who came in that were frightened and needed someone to care.

He wanted a change. He wanted to take a different road. He chose the Road to Freedom, and change is what he got.

When we said goodbye to him, as I watched him walk down the hall for the last time, I remember thinking he was the toughest, hardest man I had ever met. But now, because of Jesus, he was the kindest man I would ever know.

Glory to God.

Romans 12:1-2
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

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