Faith-based addiction treatment offers many benefits that are worth considering. Though it’s not right for everyone, faith-based addiction treatment can prove to be immensely helpful for those who have a religious history or who want to reconnect with their faith.
Often, a drug addict feels like they are in control of their life – primarily because they are in denial. Once they acknowledge that they have lost control of their lives and begin to seek treatment, drug addicts may feel that they have control of recovery. It is common to accept full responsibility for recovery and full blame for any relapses. Acknowledging the presence of a higher power, in whatever form, and relinquishing control to that higher power can be a very freeing experience.
Many faiths naturally encourage such things as optimism, dedication, perseverance and humility. These are key aspects of the recovery journey as well, so it’s a natural fit. Furthermore, a faith-based addiction treatment program will provide an environment full of people who share the same principles, beliefs and commitment to making moral choices. It is a supportive environment of accountability that can only strengthen the individual addict’s own recovery journey. Again, faith-based addiction treatment is not necessarily for everyone, but those who choose it will rediscover their faith and may be amazed at how it transforms their life.