Addiction Treatment for a Loved One
When it comes to recovering from addiction, a compassionate friend or family member can make a huge difference. It can be difficult to reach out, especially when the addict's behavior causes you pain, but your intervention could be just what your loved one needs to start moving back toward a healthy, God-centered life.
Call our faith-based addiction counselors at (844) 402-3605 to learn how you can help your loved one escape the grip of addiction to drugs or alcohol.
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The Disease of Addiction
It's important to remember that addiction isn't a decision, but a disease. Your loved one isn't actually choosing to push away friends, family, God and the community; that's part of the insidious nature of the illness. The chemical changes that take place in the brain make it difficult to quit, and even those with a strong relationship with God may need help escaping addiction.
According to a 2013 survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, about 24.6 million Americans tried an illicit drug within the past month, and 17.3 million Americans had problems related to alcohol use. Some people become addicted even after trying a drug or drinking alcohol just once or a few times, and many people become addicted to prescription medication that was initially prescribed to help treat a disease. Drug and alcohol dependence affects people of all ages, races and income levels, including devout Christians.
No matter how your loved one became addicted, getting proper treatment is essential. Addiction ruins relationships, affects school performance and destroys careers. It can cause people to push others away while enhancing feelings of loneliness and emptiness. Some addicts have trouble asking for help because they feel ashamed about their addiction or feel like prayer and willpower alone should be enough to break free.
Fortunately, God never gives up on anyone, even those with severe addictions. He continually offers opportunities to lead your loved one to recovery, and even the strongest addiction can be overcome with His help, as shown in 1 Peter 5:10 "And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." A professional Christian rehab program could be the path that God is opening up for your loved one, and your intervention could be a reflection of God's love for his people.
Escaping Addiction with Road to Freedom
Because addiction is so complicated, it's important to address the spiritual effects as well as the physical problem of drug or alcohol abuse. Road to Freedom is a Christ-centered rehab program that combines effective drug or alcohol addiction treatment with pastoral care that helps your loved one return to a God-centered life. Our counselors, pastors and staff members are trained to offer support in all four human dimensions, including the physical, spiritual, psychological and social dimensions of the person seeking help.
In cases where mental illness or other addictions complicate the process of recovery, Road to Freedom addresses these issues as well. God's healing power extends to any and all problems your loved one might face, and getting treatment for other issues at the same time as drug addiction treatment can open the heart and mind to a deeper relationship with Christ. We believe strongly that with God's help, addiction and the issues surrounding addiction are treatable. As stated in Jeremiah 17:14, "Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise."
Learn more about the Road to Freedom by calling (844) 402-3605 any time of day, 365 days a year.
What to Expect with a Christian Rehab Program
Inpatient treatment at our Christian rehab facility keeps the focus on recovery and on renewing the addict's relationship with God. Having a comfortable environment to live in during recovery and compassionate assistance available 24 hours a day makes the process go more smoothly. Each person in our program meets with a counselor upon admission and gets an individualized treatment plan to help maximize the chances of a successful recovery.
Some of the specific services we offer in our Christian rehab program include:
- Medically supervised detox
- Faith-based individual therapy
- Pastoral counseling
- Group counseling with Christian counselors and peers
- Prayer sessions
- Bible study groups
- 12-step programs with a Christian focus
- Mindfulness training
- Regular worship services
- Court liaison services
- Holistic care, including massage, acupuncture and chiropractic services
- Life skills lessons
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Family counseling
- Recreational activities
At Road to Freedom, we believe that anyone can break the cycle of drug and alcohol addiction with God's help. We're ready to help your loved one find a path back to Christ and embark upon a bright, drug-free future. For long-term recovery, our faith-based aftercare services help your loved one stay drug and alcohol free after leaving the inpatient program. Outpatient Christian addiction counseling and 12-step programs ease the transition back into society and help the recovering addict resist temptations that could lead to a relapse.
Reaching Out to Get Help for Your Loved One
Addicts often hide their addictions and feel guilt over falling away from God and hurting other people. Some people addicted to drugs or alcohol try to handle the situation on their own, but self-directed recovery generally doesn't work. An intervention staged by family and friends is often the push an addict needs to seek out professional help.
Our admissions counselors are trained to help you navigate the rough waters of getting your loved one into an appropriate treatment program. Call us at (844) 402-3605 today to find out more about Christian addiction recovery programs and get specific advice about how to bring up the idea of treatment to an addicted friend or relative. Our lines are open 24/7 to provide immediate advice and assistance whenever your loved one is ready to start on the path back to a God-centered drug-free life.
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