Does Christian Drug Treatment Programs Use the 12 Steps?
But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul
Addiction is a disease that affects us mentally, physically and spiritually. By the time we entered a drug treatment program, we were “spiritually bankrupt.” Our addiction had led us away from God’s path and we were lost and struggling to find our way back to Him. There are many individuals who want to build a stronger relationship with God, but are not sure where to start. A relationship with God, just like any other relationship, takes work. A strong spiritual connection requires action on our part.
Christian drug treatment provides a comprehensive approach to treating addiction by the utilizing a variety of cutting edge therapeutic methods alongside spiritual counseling. Included in these programs is also an introduction to the 12 Steps. The 12 Step model has been proven to be an effective means of helping addicts and alcoholics achieve lasting sobriety for the past 80 years. The principles behind the 12 Steps are the very principles that we as Christians strive to live by. In fact, the 12 Steps were developed from the tenets of the Oxford Group, a Christian movement that was popular in the 1930’s. Through a Christ-centered approach to the 12 Steps, clients not only learn how to live without the use of drugs and alcohol, but also develop a stronger relationship with Christ. The 12 Steps are a set of directions that show us how to live a spiritual life and ultimately guide us to a spiritual awakening. They are the bridge to a better relationship with God and a deeper understanding of what it means to lead a spiritual life. As we work the 12 Steps, we are not only growing in our recovery, but our faith as well.
If you are interested in learning more about Christian drug treatment programs, contact Recovering Souls today. We are not a treatment center, but a free service that finds help for individuals struggling with addiction. We work with an extensive network of Christian drug treatment programs across the country and can help you determine which one will be best for you. We have spent years working in the treatment field and draw from our professional knowledge and personal experience as individuals in recovery to guide you through the process of choosing a treatment program.
Don’t give up hope. We have help countless individuals overcome their addictions and rebuild their lives. With one phone call you can learn about a number of different facilities and be able to make an informed decision about the treatment you receive. Call us today at 1-800-832-5250.