Faith-Based Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Many people struggling with drug and alcohol dependency describe their experiences as “a living hell.” They are in the grip of a disease that they cannot control, and though they desperately want to, they can’t escape its grasp. Experts have described the disease of addiction as one of isolation, a process of losing oneself by disconnecting sometimes gradually, sometimes quickly, from loved ones and from one’s own spirit. A multi-faceted disease, it is power over those on whom it descends lies the fact that it is all encompassing: its a disease of the mind, the body, and the spirit.
To make matters worse,, we unfortunately live in a time where more people than ever are suffering this fate as drug- and alcohol-related illnesses and deaths are at an all-time high in our society. Chances are you or someone you know has been directly touch by the darkness of drug and alcohol addiction.
The good news is that there is hope! Treatment centers across the nation are adopting methods to treat the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of the disease, and are doing so with great success. The necessary components for this success are threefold: an addict’s sincere willingness to change; behavioral therapies including individual, group and family counseling; and lastly faith-based treatment such as 12-step programs.
Those who have not been to 12-step programs may not be familiar with the extent to which they emphasize the necessity of repairing the spiritual malady that afflicts substance abuse sufferers. Members are urged to find faith as a means of understanding that by themselves, and left to their own devices, no addict is able to overcome his disease without a firm foundation of surrendering to God–the belief that the true path to recovery must start by turning one’s life over to God’s will.
Treatment centers such as Wisdom, understand addiction and recovery because they have lived it—and by finding the spirituality within themselves that is God’s power, they are working to be of service to those in need by providing Detoxification, residential care, and ongoing after care in sober living facilities. To find out more about whether Wisdom can help you or your loved ones, call us today at 424-208-9829. We hope to hear from you. God Bless.