Put Your Faith in Willow Springs Recovery
It may have started out as a doctor’s prescription for real pain. Maybe an occasional social use of amphetamines or marijuana became a daily need. Now, your health may be deteriorating and you fear for your life if you don’t stop, but you can’t. You may feel weak and without hope, and not know where to turn.
Drugs are addictive because they hijack your brain, turning your brain’s pleasure center against you. This makes you crave them even when reason tells you to stop. This could possibly result in you losing your job, your friends, your family, your home and even your life.
However, there is hope. Help is available if you want it and ask for it. And like your addiction, it is not one size fits all. Faith based drug rehab could be the answer you’re looking for, and could have you on the road to recovery before you know it.
What is Faith Based Drug Rehab?
Faith based drug rehab is drug addiction treatment that incorporates your personal faith and religion, with evidence-based modes of therapy. It is available through most addiction recovery centers, because a large portion of the population looks to religion for guidance on right and wrong – and even more so in Texas. Besides, there’s some evidence that faith based drug rehab is more effective in the long run.
The most famous faith based drug rehabilitation program is the 12 Steps program devised by Alcoholics Anonymous founders Bill W. and Dr. Bob Smith, later adopted by other organizations such as Narcotics Anonymous.
But the 12 Steps alone aren’t rehab, nor do they claim to be. 12 Step groups are support groups, fellowships, offered for free. Addicts meet in churches, libraries and other public buildings to acknowledge their addiction, share stories of relapse, and triumph and bolster each other’s sobriety.
They are a useful adjunct to rehab, and at Willow Springs, we incorporate the 12 Steps into our treatment for a thorough, meaningful, and rewarding recovery. This means that when you’ve used the 12 Steps in rehab, you’ll be able to use it as a support system when you exit rehab. Some find that this structure is helpful to continued recovery.
Summarizing 12 Steps
The 12 Steps are a process. The addict is asked to perform each one in order, without skipping, before moving on to the next one. They can be restated as four basic tenets:
- Admitting to addiction and asking God (or some other greater Power) for help
- Taking a moral inventory of your faults and asking God to remove them
- Seeking to make direct amends to anyone you have harmed
- And, having had this spiritual awakening, working to help other addicts recover, too
To treat any addiction, you must admit you have a problem. Without that acknowledgment, no treatment will work in the long run. If you believe in God and often seek his guidance, it’s essential to ask Him for help with your addiction.
But true rehab, faith-based or otherwise, requires qualified medical and psychological staff to monitor your physical and medical health while you go through on-site drug detox and withdraw from the effects. Both your body and your mind may be so fragile from your drug abuse that without monitoring, detoxing without support can be extremely dangerous.
Some form of physical therapy – Pilates, hiking, swimming – and nutrition is also offered or mandated. Willow Springs offers all of this and more on a beautiful, 38-acre expanse designed to give you the most enjoyable and effective recovery possible.
What Happens During and After Faith Based Drug Rehab?
After detox, the real drug addiction treatment begins. At Willow Springs, we incorporate all of the following and more.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy: Your addiction didn’t happen in a vacuum. There was a reason you started abusing drugs. Sometimes a mental illness can lead to addiction, and sometimes addiction can cause a mental illness. CBT – an evidence-based form of psychotherapy – can help you identify and treat the degree of co-morbid disorders, such as mental illness and addiction, if that is the case.
- Medical monitoring: Just as abusing drugs can put a strain on your body, so can getting off drugs.
- Physical activities: Hiking, swimming, gym workouts are all helpful in recovery, both as a way to find new interests and hobbies, and as a way to make you healthier and happier. Exercising improves the performance of the heart and lungs, and activates the brain’s pleasure circuit (the runner’s high).
What Are the Types of Aftercare?
Once you’ve successfully passed through faith based drug rehab, you’ll move on to additional programs designed to keep you healthy and sober. Since relapses are so common, aftercare is vital. In aftercare, you learn skills that can mean the difference between failure and success, and relapse and recovery, such as identifying, avoiding and coping with addiction triggers.
Basically, aftercare is more therapy and/or support group meetings.
- Individual therapy: You meet one-on-one with a psychologist/psychiatrist.
- Group therapy: You and other recovering addicts meet together with a psychologist/psychiatrist.
- Narcotics Anonymous: A 12-step support group program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous. You meet with other addicts, tell your stories and struggles, and work the steps, including the admission that you’re powerless over your addiction, that you will turn your will and life over to the care of God or a higher power, make a list of all persons you’ve harmed, and make amends wherever possible.
- SMART Recovery: Self-Management and Recovery Training is a non-12 step, secular support group, online and face-to-face, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.
Why to Choose Willow Springs Recovery?
You need a treatment center with up-to-date facilities, an experienced medical staff, comfortable amenities and the follow-through to maximize the odds of your successful post-rehab recovery. Willow Springs Recovery has it all.
Willow Springs offers customized treatment based on your needs, with expert staff, including medical practitioners, psycho- and physical therapists, nutritionists and spiritual guides. The 38-acre property provides an incredible setting for recovery and contemplation, including comfortable rooms, a full gymnasium, a massive fully-staffed kitchen, and beautiful natural surroundings.
Willow Springs also works with health insurance providers around the country who may cover at least some of the costs of treatment. Use our Online Verification Form to check your plan’s coverage. There are no guarantees, except that you can’t recover if you don’t try.