Christian Prescription Drug Abuse Treatment
Prescription drugs can help ease pain, heal injuries and restore health when used appropriately under medical supervision. However, they can also draw you away from a healthy, God-centered lifestyle if you use them in ways you shouldn’t. Sometimes, addiction to prescription drugs is insidious, sneaking up on you when the drugs’ prescribed medical use starts feeling insufficient for your problems. In other cases, people seek out prescription drugs to experience the effects even when they don’t have a medical need for the drugs.
Because many prescription drugs are highly addictive, you can slip into addiction quickly even if you thought you had everything under control. Becoming addicted to prescription drugs isn’t a sin, and it isn’t your fault. Addiction is an illness, and it’s one that can be treated.
Fortunately, God doesn’t want you to suffer, and he puts solutions in your path when you want to get help. With the assistance of trained doctors, pastors and faith-based counselors at a Christian prescription drug abuse treatment facility, you can fully recover from addiction to prescription drugs. Seeking help for drug abuse and addiction is actually a way of honoring God because it shows that you take seriously his directive to take care of your body. In Romans 12:1, the Bible says “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
Our medical professionals are prepared to offer detox and treatment for any of the following prescription addictions and more:
Call our trained Christian addiction counselors today at (844) 402-3605 to learn more about your options for recovery.
Prescription Drug Abuse Statistics
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 54 million Americans have used prescription drugs in a way other than prescribed, and many of those who abuse prescription drugs become addicted. Over the past 15 years, prescription drug abuse has increased. Overdoses of prescription drugs and medical emergencies caused by prescription drug use have also become more common, and more people now die of prescription drug overdose than of heroin or cocaine overdoses.
Some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs include opioid pain relievers, stimulants and depressants. These drugs might regularly be prescribed for medical conditions ranging from severe pain to ADHD to anxiety or sleep disorders. Using these medications as prescribed can be part of a healthy Christian life, as long as you don’t let usage get out of control. But when your use of a drug begins to take precedence over other things, including your relationships with loved ones and with God, then you may need professional help.
Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug abuse comes in a few forms, and it can sometimes be hard to tell if someone is using a drug for medical reasons or has become addicted. Some of the signs that prescription drug use has become abuse or addiction include:
- Using someone else’s medication.
- Taking prescription medication more frequently or in higher doses than prescribed
- Altering prescription medication to make it more potent, including crushing pills or mixing powders with water for injection into a vein
- Specifically taking prescription medication to get high
- Taking prescription medication without a prescription to treat self-diagnosed issues
Essentially, abuse involves any use of a prescription drug in any way other than how your doctor prescribed it. Addiction develops when you can’t stop using the drug on your own. While addiction is an illness, idolatry–placing drugs above God–is a sin. Getting treatment for addiction through a faith-based drug abuse recovery program can help you avoid idolatry and put you back on the path of righteous living.
If you’re concerned about your own use of prescription drugs, or suspect that a loved one might be abusing prescription medications, call our compassionate, trained Christian counselors at (844) 402-3605 to find out more about faith-based recovery from drugs.
Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse
Prescription drug abuse can affect your job, family, friendships and everyday quality of life. Cravings can become overwhelming, and you can develop tolerance to the drug that leads you to take increased quantities just to get the same effect a smaller dose once provided.
Overdoses of prescription drugs can be deadly. In 2014, over 25,000 people in America died of a prescription drug abuse overdose. Most of these deaths involved opiates, and many people died when using more than one drug at the same time or when using a prescription drug along with alcohol.
Christian Prescription Abuse Treatment
Recovery from prescription pill abuse can seem daunting at first glance. Detox and withdrawing from the drug produce physical symptoms that are sometimes frightening. God wants you to get prescription drugs out of your system so you can live a full life, and He provides the means necessary for you to do so. With the Lord’s help, you can break free from addiction, and a Christian prescription drug abuse treatment program can help guide you along that path.
Inpatient Christian drug abuse treatment is often the best option for pursuing a God-centered recovery program. During an inpatient program, you live at the facility full-time, and you get room and board included along with your treatment. The soothing environment provides a safe, supportive backdrop for recovery, and the focus on God’s plans for your life helps you stay motivated through the more difficult parts of prescription drug withdrawal and detox. Inpatient programs also let you focus on breaking free of drugs while keeping you away from temptations that might affect your rehabilitation.
Working Through Recovery with Christian Therapists
At Road to Freedom, you receive an assessment upon arrival, so your recovery plan is tailored specifically to your needs. If you have underlying issues, such as chronic pain, mental illness or other abuse disorders, these get treated at the same time. All of the medical treatments, psychological counseling and behavioral modification therapies in your plan are specifically crafted with your faith in mind, so God remains the foundation of your recovery plan from the moment you are admitted through your entire aftercare experience.
Our Christian therapists are trained to help you identify the root causes of your prescription drug abuse so you can address those issues during your recovery. Bible study can help you develop or rediscover your spiritual self during recovery, while trained faith-based counselors can answer any questions that come up as you move through the process.
Some specific programs offered at Road to Freedom include:
- Family counseling to help you reconnect with the people closest to you
- Weekly church services to ensure continual support from a church community
- Individual Christian counseling to help you address drug abuse issues from a spiritual perspective and learn the skills you need to live drug-free for the rest of your life
- Court liaison services to help you navigate complex legal issues surrounding your drug use
- Group therapy and Bible study sessions to let you recover among a supportive faith-based community of people going through the same things you are
Preventing Prescription Drug Relapse
The primary goal of a prescription drug abuse rehabilitation program is to get you to a point where you won’t use drugs again in the future. Part of our focus here at Road to Freedom is to help you learn techniques and skills to prevent future relapses.
Post-release aftercare is an important component to remaining drug free. Temptations abound in the real world, and learning to resist them is essential if you want to lead a God-centered life. As stated in 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” Our programs specifically teach you how to avoid the temptations that could trip you up once you leave our facility and show you God-centered ways to resist your personal drug-use triggers.
Our Christian counselors can help you make a plan for long-term recovery that incorporates your spiritual life as well as everyday healthy living strategies. This might involve a 12-step program or ongoing meetings with a Christian therapist. Because our rehab program fully incorporates the word of God into your treatment, you can rest assured that your faith will remain a cornerstone of your long-term recovery as well.
Make the first step toward your faith-based recovery from prescription drug abuse by calling (844) 402-3605. Our Christian counselors are available 24 hours a day to take your call.