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Religious-Based Programs

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The decision to seek treatment is a big step, but you don’t have to do it alone.

person lifting up their hands in a religious based programBeginning the journey toward recovery from addiction is one of the most important and challenging steps a person can take. If you or a loved one is at this point, remember you’re not alone in this vital healing work. If you have a religious or spiritual practice or interest in developing one, consider a religious-based therapy program for treatment. When aligned well with the existing belief structure, faith-based addiction therapies can yield dramatic positive results for patients. 

If you’re seeking a Christian program for substance abuse in the Phoenix, AZ, area, contact Calvary Healing Center today. Both faith-based outpatient substance abuse treatment and in-patient detox programs are available. Staff members are standing by to give you more information when you call 888.492.5113

What Happens in a Religious Based Addiction Therapy Program? 

Faith-based addiction treatment takes many forms. In a Christian program like Calvary Healing Center’s, the program often includes prayer groups and chapel services. Meetings with a pastor and religious education on themes like shame, forgiveness, loneliness, and redemption may also be available.

Importantly, faith-based treatment for addiction and substance use disorder (SUD) is most effective when it’s incorporated into a traditional approach. Clinical components like medically monitored detox and individual talk therapy, for example, usually maintain a central place in the treatment protocol. The latter often takes the form of dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT). DBT teaches patients both to regulate their behavior by reframing thoughts and to increase resilience through present-moment awareness.

Group therapy is also a powerful tool for any addiction recovery model. In a Christian religious context, it very often takes the form of a 12-step approach. In a 12-step program, patients draw on their faith in God for strength and accountability. Simultaneously, they bear witness to shared healing and growth in the setting of a supportive peer group. 

Religious-based addiction treatment also often includes family offerings. These groups support patients’ loved ones by providing education and emotional healing. Family programs may explore concepts like the addictive process, sponsorship within a 12-Step, and transitional living following treatment. Family therapy is especially powerful because it can help heal relationship damage done by substance abuse. This, in turn, lays the groundwork for a stable and well-informed support system and greater success in long-term sobriety.

What Are Some of the Key Benefits of Faith-Based SUD Treatment?

The potential benefits of faith-based addiction and SUD treatment programs are vast. Patients in this program type often enjoy:

  • Increased social support due to a like-minded peer group that may stick together following treatment 
  • A religious foundation that gives the patient access to communities in other locations with a similar belief structure 
  • More resilience to stress
  • Lower anxiety
  • Higher overall optimism about sobriety and life in general
  • Investment in something larger than themselves helps patients avoid relapse and maintain positive involvement in life over time

Overall, our faith-based programs offer a well-developed framework for forgiveness and compassion that helps patients navigate common addiction challenges like shame and low self-esteem.

Call Today for Christian Substance Abuse Recovery at Calvary Healing Center in Phoenix, AZ

At Calvary Healing Center, patients can access all the benefits of a traditional evidence-based substance abuse treatment program with the added boon of Christian services and support. If you’re looking for an addiction treatment program that will respect and support your faith, give us a call today at 888.492.5113 or contact us online to learn more about our Christian program. We look forward to helping you or your loved one on the path toward lasting recovery from addiction.