For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
The number of people struggling with an opiate addiction has reached an alarming high, due mostly to the rapid growth of prescription painkiller abuse. What we have also seen is a rise in the number of people using heroin. Researches have noticed a growing trend among men and women who become addicted to prescription painkillers, such as Oxycontin and Vicodin, turning to heroin when they are searching for a stronger high or unable to find more painkillers. These are people who never imagined they would ever use heroin or any illicit substance who find themselves addicted. This is especially true since new laws have been enacted to make it more difficult to obtain prescription pills.
What causes a person to become an addict is made up of a number of different factors, such as genetic predisposition, the presence of a co-occurring disorder, socioeconomic factors, environment, trauma and other issues. It is not, as some believe, a moral failing or lack of willpower. Opiate addiction is a medically recognized disease that often involves medical treatment to treat. When opiates connect with the opiate receptors in the brain, dopamine is released. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that causes feelings of euphoria.
However, it is not only a physical and mental disease. It is also a spiritual illness. That means it requires a spiritual solution in addition to medical and therapeutic intervention.
What is Faith-Based Opiate Addiction Treatment?
Faith-based opiate addiction treatment draws from medical and therapeutic models while offering a strong Christian foundation. Christian counseling, a Christ centered approach to the 12 Steps, Biblical scripture alongside 12 Step literature has helped countless addicts who have tried numerous other ways to get sober finally achieve lasting sobriety.
Recovering Souls is a drug treatment placement service. We work with a number of faith-based treatment centers that specialize in all facets of treatment for opiate addiction. Our free services are designed to get people the treatment that they need that is best suited to address their unique issues.
To learn more about how Recovering Souls can help you, call us today at 1-800-832-5250.