How to Find Christian Addition Treatment CentersMarch 12, 2014 - Treatment - 0 Comments
For those struggling with addictions, it can often be difficult to find help in the community. For those who attend church, fellow congregants may seem judgmental. People outside of the church may not believe there is any hope for recovery.
For those of Christian faith who struggle with addiction, it can be difficult to know where to look for help. It’s hard to admit to struggles with addiction to those within church. Often there’s pressure to pretend like you have it all figured out.
On the other hand, typical treatment centers may not have the spiritual worldview to support you or provide what you feel is a stable foundation for change. Without a concept of a God who has a plan for creation and all of life, it’s difficult to find the hope needed to find transformation.
Fortunately, there are Christian treatment centers out there for those who are seeking to change. These are places where you will be accepted right where you are in your struggle, and yet will also be encouraged by being reminded of the love and power that God has provided for you to change.
How to Research Christian Addiction Treatment Centers
While it may feel uncomfortable, you should talk to members at a local church. Many churches have programs that are designed for people who are looking to find support with others in changing unwanted habits or addictions. These programs are often don’t have staff that are trained like those at regular addiction treatment centers, but they can be a good start.
Also, if local churches don’t have these programs, or if these programs are not of a high enough caliber to help, leaders in these programs will often have connections or know of other treatment facilities that can help and share a similar worldview. Pastors and other church staff usually network with nearby treatment facilities so that they can point people towards suitable treatment options.
Don’t Give Up
Remember, addiction is hard. We all experience some degree of addiction in our lives. Regardless, it’s important that you don’t beat yourself up or give in to despair. Know that there is hope and that you can find the help you need.