Treating the Spirit
Health — of the body, mind and spirit — is essential to living a long, productive life. It's also something that's important to anyone who is dealing with recovery from addiction or substance abuse disorder. If you don't feel well mentally or physically, or your spiritual health is waxing, it can be difficult to address recovery needs in the best possible way.
For Christians, spiritual health is as critical a thing as physical health. Being spiritually fit lets you face each day with the joy of Christ, which passes all understanding. It's what lets someone connected with Jesus face both the good times and the bad with peace, and for someone in recovery, that peace can be a foundational element for successful sobriety.
Spiritual health lets you deal with the here-and-now knowing that God's great gifts and plans await you in the future and the here-after. Spiritually mature Christians know that every day on this earth isn't going to be perfect, but they also know that within the suffering of this world is a fellowship with each other through Christ. Romans 5:3-5 says, "We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."
A strong reliance on Christ doesn't just mean that you are able to face suffering with his help; it also means that you are filled with his spirit and meant to spread that love to others. In Ephesians 3:18-19, Paul says, "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Letting yourself be filled to the brim with the fullness of God's spirit can help you battle against addiction to drugs or alcohol. While medically assisted detox and other proven clinical measures help your body and mind stop relying on drugs, spiritual health builds up your soul's ability to rely solely on Christ.
If you are facing an addiction crises and need help spiritually and physically, call us today. Counselors are available to take your call at (844) 402-3605.
Repairing damaged spiritual health
At Road to Freedom, we strive to provide comprehensive addiction recovery solutions. We know that treating the entire body — mind and soul — is important to ensuring long-lasting recovery success. We work with you first to identify your needs for detox or drug rehabilitation; our trained and licensed professionals work with individuals who are struggling with prescription pain medication abuse, illegal substance abuse and alcohol addictions.
As we treat your body and help you understand your addiction and how to recognize triggers and support healthy coping mechanisms, we also help you repair damaged spiritual health. Whether you are coming to Christ for the first time or have experienced spiritual set backs through addiction, it's never too late to repair your relationship with Jesus and seek forgiveness, love and salvation.
Individual, group and pastoral counseling
We integrate faith-based approaches in our counseling sessions. Whether you're working with a pastoral counselor, discussing things in a group setting or participating in one-on-one sessions, we put Christ first in our treatment. Following his lead, we work through problems and discussions in a spiritually-infused manner that also takes treatment best practices into account. The result is that you are able to learn how to face stress, triggers and cravings in healthy ways that keep you from relapsing.
Regular Bible study immerses you in God's Word, helping you learn more about Him and his love for you. Learning about Scripture lets you see that you aren't alone. From the beginning of time, people have struggled with all manner of problems, and they have only overcome those issues through God's love and the sacrifice of his Son. Knowing these truths lets you take some pressure off yourself and rely more fully on God's grace as you navigate recovery.
Weekly worship services let you fellowship with other believers and feel the power of the cooperative body of Christ. It also prepares you for seeking a church family after rehab so you are continuously supported in your spiritual growth.
Spiritual Care Complements Addiction Treatment
At the Christian Treatment Center, we believe that spiritual care is a necessary and complementary part of comprehensive treatment programs. Most people wouldn't seek help solely from their pastor when faced with cancer — and most pastors would encourage people to prayerfully seek professional medical treatment when they are sick.
Addiction treatment is similar. Spiritual care integrates with clinical care for the best possible results. In addition to counseling and spiritual care, we offer:
- Medically assisted detox to help your body deal safely with coming off certain drugs
- Educational opportunities so you can learn about addiction triggers, coping mechanisms and what to expect after rehab
- Legal liaison services to assist with court requirements for any legal problems related to previous drug use
Strong spiritual health can help prevent relapse
Some people look at Christ as a crutch, and that isn't an accurate perspective. A crutch is something that is temporarily used when you can't walk on your own. It's something that, if you continue to use it, makes you weaker and inhibits your ability to deal with regular life.
Drugs and alcohol are examples of true crutches: people use them to drown out the realities of life or get away from situations.
In contrast, Jesus is a foundation. He is permanent, and leaning on him doesn't make you weaker or inhibit your ability to continue with life. Leaning on Christ makes you stronger and helps you move forward even when you can no longer do so on your own power.
Growing spiritually means you are better equipped and able to lean on Jesus in all things. Spiritually strong people are able to turn to Christ no matter what is going on; they are able to find God's Word in any situation or find help from God's Word to deal with each obstacle. It's this strength that can help you remain sober, because as you grow spiritually you start turning to Jesus first without even realizing it. And when you turn to Jesus, you are much less likely to turn to drugs or alcohol.
To find out more about how Christian counseling and treatment can help you recover from addiction, call us at (844) 402-3605 today.