Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
2 Cor 1:3-5
The disease of addiction is often referred to as a “dis-ease” to emphasize how our addiction places us at a “distance from ease.” Many of us used drugs and alcohol because we were searching for relief from depression, anxiety, or stress. And, at least for a little while, it worked. However as our addiction progressed, our drinking and using began to take a tremendous toll on our emotional, physical, mental and financial well-being. The sense of relief and comfort we once experienced seemed to elude us. We tried to recreate that feeling we got when we first started using but found that we couldn’t. It seemed that we were paying a devastatingly high cost for a few brief moments of fleeting relief. What we needed was genuine, meaningful comfort and support that could sustain us through times of struggle.
Attending a Christian treatment center is beneficial for a number of reasons. Through Christ, we are able to achieve the sense of comfort and serenity that we had tried to find through drugs and alcohol. Those who attend a Christian treatment center find it beneficial to be in an environment that promotes the values and teachings of Christianity. You will be able to work one-on-one with licensed Christian therapists with years of experience in the field of addiction.
Some question if attending a Christian treatment center is as beneficial as attending a traditional treatment center. In fact, some find attending a Christian treatment center to be more beneficial. In addition to providing the same state-of-the-art care and services as a non-faith based treatment center, Christian treatment centers can provide the spiritual guidance and support necessary to achieve lasting sobriety.
Recovering Souls is a free service that helps individuals struggling with addiction. It has been our experience that Christian treatment centers are beneficial for both those who identify as actively practicing Christians and for those who are interested in developing a relationship with God. We work with an extensive network of Christian treatment centers across the country and can find you the help you need to overcome your addiction.
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, contact Recovering Souls today.