Faith-Based Rehab Centers
People who have a strong belief in God often find it doubly hard to deal with addiction problems. If you have a lot of faith but have not been able to overcome addiction to alcohol or drugs, you may feel that you've disappointed God. The good news is that there are spiritual rehab centers that can help you strengthen your relationship with God and overcome your addiction.
What Are Faith-Based Rehabilitation Centers?
Religious rehab facilities approach alcohol and drug addiction from a spiritual perspective. These centers view your addiction as an attempt to compensate for an inner sense of spiritual emptiness; they teach you how to strengthen your spiritual foundation in order to help you overcome your need for alcohol or drugs. In most cases, spiritual rehab centers provide the same therapy and tools to help you stay sober as non-spiritual facilities. The difference is that faith-based rehabilitation centers also teach spiritual principles and view your relationship with God as an important aspect of healing, while secular facilities may not.
If your religious faith is important to you, a religious rehabilitation facility may be more helpful to you than a secular facility. Faith-based rehab centers will operate from the same core values that are important to you, which can help you feel more supported as you seek healing from your addiction. You'll be able to talk to staff about your religious or spiritual concerns as well as your psychological and physical needs, which can be helpful if you are trying to forgive yourself or seek forgiveness from God for the way you behaved while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A secondary advantage of going through a spiritual rehab program is that everybody in the program holds similar spiritual beliefs. This gives you the chance to fellowship with other believers who are going through the same trials that you are. This can help strengthen your faith and allow you to realize that many people who believe in God struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. You can also help support and inspire other people who are going through the program. You may be able to continue fellowshipping with group members after you leave rehab. Some religious people find that this helps give meaning to their struggle with alcohol and drugs; they feel like they were chosen by God to help others who are suffering. After recovering with drug or alcohol addiction, many former addicts start believing that their difficulties were part of God's plan for them.