Faith Based Rehab Center
If you’re drinking alcohol more often and in increasingly larger quantities, despite its negative effects on your health, family, friends and job, then it may be time to get help.
Don’t think of yourself as weak. Alcohol is one of the easiest addictions to fall into, and not only because it’s legal and available everywhere. It also is one of the most addictive substances out there, maybe even more than the opioids, which are skyrocketing in danger and popularity. Some people are particularly susceptible due to genetics or psychological factors.
You don’t have to face it alone. If you want to stop drinking, look for a faith based alcohol rehab program. Alcoholism is now almost universally considered a disease rather than a moral failing, but because it does depend in large part on your behavior, it responds to faith-based rehab as well as science-or evidence-based treatments. At Willow Springs, we employ a combination of these treatments while personalizing your experience in a faith based alcohol rehab to give you the best chance at a successful recovery.
What Is Faith Based Rehab?
Faith based rehab taps into the power of your religious beliefs, in order to assist in your fight with addiction. Prayer, guided or private, is one of easiest and simplest faith-based therapies available, and it’s there whenever you need it.
One of the oldest and best-known anti-alcoholism programs is Alcoholics Anonymous. Most alcohol treatment plans, faith based or not, incorporate the 12 steps or a similar program. AA is a mutual support fellowship whose members meet weekly (sometimes more often) to bolster each others sobriety by sharing stories and advice. Members also work the twelve steps, a series of actions and admissions designed to aid sobriety. Intrinsic to the twelve steps are your personal faith, and that’s something we take seriously.
Summarizing the Twelve Steps
All of the twelve steps of recovery are supposed to be performed, and in a specific order, but they can be boiled down to four essentials:
- Acknowledging your dependence on alcohol, and asking God or some higher power to help.
- Admitting to your faults and asking God or a higher power to remove them.
- Attempting to make amends to those you’ve injured.
- Once you’re in recovery, helping others who are similarly afflicted.
The twelve steps are a good place to start, especially if your faith is important to you. Belief in God can be a powerful motivator and source of strength, and six of the twelve steps reference God and your faith. But it’s really just a support group, useful to prevent a relapse, but not really rehab. Even the most pious alcoholic may need more help.
Faith-based therapies and non faith-based therapies share many things in common, and can work together.
All rehab should begin with admitting your addiction, followed by a detox. You can’t work on the problems that made you turn to drinking until you get sober. That requires experienced staff – medical and psychological – to make sure your body and mind can survive the rigors of withdrawal. In addition to strengthening the spirit, good nutrition, exercise, and physical activity are beneficial.
Faith Based Therapies
What makes faith based rehab different is that it explicitly addresses the spiritual side by incorporating:
- Religious services and instruction
- Study of the Bible or other relevant sacred or religious texts, individually and in groups
- Space for prayer or meditation
- Interaction with peers and fellow pilgrims
- Developing a personal relationship with your God
Faith based alcohol addiction treatment is offered through many first-rate rehab centers because religion is so important to so many. Often, your particular faith can be accommodated, including nondenominational faiths. Sometimes the atheist and agnostic find comfort in faith based therapies also.
What Happens after Faith Based Rehab?
Once you’ve completed faith based rehab, the real work begins: staying sober. According to most experts, alcoholism is a lifelong condition, such as diabetes. You have to remain vigilant and avoid people, places, and situations that might trigger your drinking, and learn healthier ways to handle them when you can’t avoid them. Even after years of sobriety, you can relapse, and the danger is greatest immediately following rehab. You need good aftercare.
AA and the twelve steps can be the most help at this time, but they are not enough. Alcoholism is a three-legged condition: spiritual, psychological, and medical. If you neglect any of the three, your sobriety may collapse. Going to church isn’t enough. Don’t skip medical follow-ups and continued psychological care, whether individual and/or group. Even if you feel that you’re fully recovered, it’s important to stay in therapy, as it will help you to stay sober, even if you aren’t able to tell the difference.
Why Choose Willow Springs Recovery?
Willow Springs Recovery is a full-service addiction recovery center. It offers personalized faith-based care, regardless of your faith or your lack of faith, plus experienced medical staff. You can attend religious services on site and consult with spiritual advisers. The 38-acre grounds also include a full gymnasium, swimming pool, and plenty of nature to hike and explore.
If you’re not sure if or how much of your care that insurance will cover, use the Online Verification Form. If you’re ready to overcome your alcoholism and reclaim your faith, call us today and get started with a personalized treatment program designed just for you.