Many know the toll addiction takes on precious human life; however, unconditional love is the cornerstone of Beachway’s Christian-Based recovery program. We have faith in the innocence that lies beyond the addiction, and we have faith that when a person hands over their problems to God, they can overcome the worst things life throws at them.
We neither blame nor judge the sinner — our role is to support and love individuals as they face their problems and guide them back to their faith as an integral part of the rehabilitation journey.
Alcohol addiction is challenging to overcome for various reasons, but largely due to alcohol’s ubiquitous presence in today’s society. By the time an alcohol addiction is identifiable, it often has already taken a severe toll on a person’s mind, body, relationships, and spirit. A Christian-based alcohol recovery plan must begin with healing a person’s spiritual relationship to their higher power.
Building on a spiritual level, we guide the individual to deal with the aspects of their life that have suffered from addiction. An alcoholic can take responsibility for their actions that have affected others. Then they can ask forgiveness and continue on their recovery journey, thus, avoiding becoming caught in an endless spiral of self-loathing and regret. It is never an easy road, but Christian rehab offers light, where there were only darkness and a way out of the struggles addiction has caused.
Christian Rehab Levels of Care
Although it is difficult to quantify the success rate of various recovery approaches, we find that for those with a spiritual background and who wish to pursue a faith-based approach to recovery, the success rate is quite high. At Beachway, patients get all the benefits of evidence-based clinical therapies and treatments while absorbing scriptural teachings and philosophies.
In a Christian inpatient program, the inherent shame and guilt associated with addiction are replaced by empowerment as the patient’s relationship with God strengthens and expands. We apply His word to their recovery, and patients gain a deeper understanding of His forgiveness and how they, in turn, can forgive others (and themselves).
While highly successful, a Christian inpatient program and it’s restrictive nature may not be necessary for all patients. Sometimes, an individual can still be physically healthy, medically stable, and enjoys high levels of support from their network of loved ones outside a Christian rehab center setting. In cases such as these, where addictions are less severe, we recommend the Christian outpatient program. As with inpatient Christian rehab programs, scripture studies and Christian ideals are built into the clinical addiction treatment program. But the Christian outpatient rehab program can usually be shaped around outside obligations, such as a work schedule, and has a typical duration of four hours per day, three to four days a week.
What Does Faith-Based Treatment Involve?
At Beachway, patients receive support and guidance tailored to their needs and preferences. We work with individuals to assess their needs spiritually, psychologically, and physically to create a personalized faith-based addiction recovery program specific to the patient’s religion and spiritual beliefs.
Every person arrives at Beachway with unique circumstances, struggles, and aspirations. We provide the opportunity to work directly with our program director, Pastor Troy, to create a program that will confront addiction on a spiritual level.
We tailor one-on-one and group therapy sessions to an individual’s needs—Beachway designs treatment plans around a patient’s assessment. We take careful consideration of the steps needed for spiritual recovery.
How Effective Is Faith-Based Rehab?
It is common to hear people in recovery speak of the self-hatred, guilt, and judgment that drove them further into addiction. When a person has gone down this dark road, it can be achingly painful to reach out for help. They may fear that others will judge them, will not understand, or not want to help them. For many people, no matter how much others love them, they cannot feel that love, and they turn to drugs and alcohol to numb their pain.
At the darkest hour, the greatest gift a struggling person can receive is the experience of a connection to God, inner peace, and love. Even just a brief understanding of this connection can return a person to faith because they are not alone, and they understand this love is always there for them. Faith-based drug rehab walks a person through the steps necessary to experience their connection to God, give their problems over to a higher power, and fill the inner void that leads to craving and self-destructive behavior.
Patients will be with like-minded individuals who are also on the journey to gain sobriety and strengthen their spiritual connections. For many people, this is the most valuable part of faith-based treatment.