But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV
So much of our fear stems from things that have not even happened. We worry about the future and what it will bring. Often these fears do not even materialize and we waste time and energy on worrying about things that may not occur and are completely out of our hands.
For addicts and alcoholics who are still in their active addictions but would like to get sober, part of what is holding them back is their fear—what if it doesn’t work? What will I do then? What if I don’t like being sober? How will deal with life without drugs and alcohol?
Faith can replace our fears. Christian drug and alcohol treatment focuses on teaching clients how to rely on faith rather than allowing fear to dictate their lives. Through Christian based groups, scripture and working one-on-one with Christian addictions counselors, clients learn how developing a strong relationship with God can set them free from the chains of addiction. Through the transformative power of Christ’s love they are able to let go of their fears and realize that He will always support and comfort us and guide us in the right direction when we are lost. Clients in Christian rehab facilities learn that no matter the challenges they face in their sobriety, nothing is too big or too difficult to make it through as long as they trust in the Lord.
Fears often stem from unhealthy messages we received growing up or traumatic and painful events that happened in our lives. Part of the treatment process is using various therapeutic modalities to address and process these issues. This therapies can include Trauma Therapy (EMDR), Art Therapy, Creative Writing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychotherapy.
If you are concerned that you may have a problem with drugs and alcohol, call Recovering Souls today. We help people find the right level of care, whether they need detox, inpatient treatment or sober living. You don’t have to lose everything before you get help. Talk to one of our caring team members now by calling 1-800-832-5250 and learn more about your treatment options.