Substance abuse is an overwhelming problem today and thousands of facilities have sprung up in an effort to help those who have become addicted. However, treatment failure rates are high because programs often focus primarily on helping clients overcome their dependence on specific substances. Many clients relapse because they have unidentified, deep problems contribute to their substance abuse. With these issues in mind, many addicts are turning to professionals offering a multi-step Christian program that includes whole-person therapy.
A Dual Diagnosis Is Complex
It is very common for addicts to suffer from mental health problems that prevent them from overcoming addiction. For example, a patient might be abusing drugs and suffer from PTSD. In drug treatment centers, this is known as a dual diagnosis and it takes a unique approach to help sufferers. Traditional programs typically fail to address the underlying psychological issues, so the root problems are never uncovered. Faith-based therapy uses a holistic approach that integrates physical, spiritual, and psychological treatments.
Patients Benefit From a 5 Level Plan
Faith-based therapy is designed to identify and treat each patient’s unique needs. Therapy is a 5-step process that includes up to 50 hours of activities and treatment each week. Programs include in-depth psychotherapy and the application of Biblical principles. A licensed psychiatrist assesses medical or psychological issues and prescribes needed medications. Patients learn psychological tools they can use to create new lives. Their families are oriented to clients’ therapies and goals. They learn the roles they need to play to help loved ones succeed.
A Nurturing Environment Encourages Success
Patients live in a serene, nurturing environment during a residential program. They are given the peace and relaxation needed to heal and restore their minds, spirits, and bodies. Every program includes daily schedules tailored to each patient. Eventually they transition back into their lifestyles and continue aftercare that helps prevent problems from recurring. Ongoing care also ensures that patients continue to make progress toward their goals.
Patients with addiction problems often have a dual diagnosis that makes treating them complex. Faith-based recovery centers are succeeding where other programs have failed because they identify and treat these patients’ underlying issues. Their programs use an integrated approach and nurturing environment designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit.