Some Drug Treatment Centers Have It... Some Don't
Recovering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol is never an easy undertaking. In fact, it may possibly be the most difficult endeavor one ever attempts, and many people fail at the challenge and fall back into the depths of addiction. Thankfully, treatment centers across the country are working diligently to provide support and guidance to millions of addicts who want to make a positive change in their lives. For many treatment centers, however, the secret success ingredient is faith.
Faith provides addicts with hope, which is something that they have been missing in their lives. Addiction is a lonely disease, and one that isolates and destroys relationships. When addicts make the brave decision to seek help, treatment centers that are based in faith provide a spiritual core to addiction treatment. This can be a powerful catalyst for helping addicts achieve their goal of sobriety and a happy and healthy future.
The Bible says, in 1 Corinthians 10:13, "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." Faith that God is there, and that he can and will do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, is absolutely necessary for recovery. Willpower alone will not succeed.
A treatment center that promotes the strengthening of one's spiritual and emotional health will have impressive rates of recovery. Addicts are given the power to break the chains of their addiction. Many addicts who choose a faith-based treatment center have never been exposed to reading the Bible, or praying, or finding fellowship with other addicts. All of this is a new experience, but when addicts embrace this new experience, they will find themselves desiring a close relationship with God. All of these aspects will work together to help them achieve a lasting and meaningful recovery from their addiction, and help teach them how to enjoy a rich and full life once again.