Religious treatment programs approach alcohol and drug addiction from a very spiritual, personal perspective, much less from a physical or chemical outlook. A faith based track or approach will ultimately view an individual’s addiction as an attempt to compensate in some way for an inner sense of spiritual emptiness or lack of spiritual self-worth. The driving force behind a faith-based rehabilitation approach is that one has been abusing drugs and alcohol because he or she has a spiritual emptiness or lacking of some kind. The belief is that people abuse drugs and alcohol to fill a hole inside of them that is caused by a serious personal discrepancy, a low sense of self-worth, a failing in one’s faith, etc. Faith based treatment approaches see this to be the driving factor behind one’s addiction, and they use rehabilitative techniques to address this factor.
Faith Based Treatment Approach
A faith based rehabilitation approach will teach those who engage in it how to strengthen their own spiritual foundation and personal resolve, find out what caused them to abuse drugs and alcohol in the first place, and increase their own sense of self-worth, all in order to help them overcome their need for alcohol or drugs. As far as how they go about this, in most cases spiritual rehab centers provide the very same or similar therapy and tools to help their clients stay clean, recovered, and sober as non-spiritual facilities do. The difference here though is that faith based treatment centers also teach spiritual principles, religious morals, and spiritual improvement techniques. Furthermore, faith based rehab centers view one’s relationship with his or her god as an important aspect of healing and achieving a very permanent level of sobriety.
History of Faith Based Treatment
As mentioned before, faith based treatment approaches have been around for thousands of years. They are probably one of the oldest rehabilitation techniques that are still in existence today.
Here’s a general fact list of the historical appearances of faith based addiction treatment:
Faith based treatment has been around as long as addiction and religion, which can be traced back to the dawn of civilization around 10,000 B.C.
Ever since humans have struggled with addiction, there has been the approach of curing that addiction through religion and spiritual improvement.
Faith based approaches have been a key aspect to the rehabilitating of people from addiction, and they have been highly effective throughout the years.
Faith based treatment started when humans became addicted to substances, and their peers and religious officials thought that they were possessed by demon spirits that were causing them to act so rashly.
Particularly when substance abuse became the bane of early civilization in both ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire, religious approaches to trying to address these issues became quite prevalent.
Much confusion was had over addiction at first in the early days, but it didn’t take long to understand that it was the consumption of certain substances that were causing people to act the way they did, not possessed by demons. However, the religious bodies of various human civilizations already have a foot in the door when it came to addressing addiction, and these religions had already worked out pretty successful methods of addiction, demons or no demons.
After this point, religious approaches and faith based approaches stayed on as being one of the most successful of them all when it came to rehabilitating drug and alcohol addiction.
For as long as there has been addiction in human life, there have been ways to overcome that addiction. One of the oldest rehabilitation methods has been to conquer addiction through faith. Religion and faith is a powerful aspect to human life and living both. Faith acts as a driving force for the survival and well-being of mental, personal, spiritual happiness and serenity. When individuals have something that they believe in so strongly that it is a motivating and major influence in their life, they can call upon that faith to assist them in conquering the trials and tribulations of addiction.
Behavioral Rehabilitation Services
Addiction is a horrendous chemicals dependence and mental reliance disease that is very difficult to get rid of fully. At Behavioral Rehabilitation Services, we know how much work has to go into getting people off of drugs and alcohol, and we know how much effort it takes on their parts to do this as well. We want to make this process as smooth and as comfortable as possible. We are an exclusive, executive, rehabilitation center and we only offer the best of the best not only in our rehabilitation techniques but also in our berthing, in our meals, in our amenities, and in our facility in general. A stay at BRS is an enjoyable one to say the least, and our clients succeed against addiction and they do it in the comfort of our friendly, amicable facility.
We have a lot to offer to our clients. The facility is comfortable, the berthing is very pleasant and fitted to the needs of our individual clients, and our meal plan and amenities both epitomize a pleasant experience. But what really stands out about us is our program.
At BRS, we offer a highly diversified and highly varied treatment program. Our program is highly customizable, so clients can pick and choose what they feel will be best for them and they can leave out which rehabilitation techniques they do not feel will work on them as well. In this way, clients are able to work with our staff to custom-make a tailor-made rehabilitation program that will be not only highly efficacious but comfortable, pleasant, and enjoyable too. One of the most popular and most-sought treatment approaches that we have to offer at BRS is our faith based approach.
The Benefits of Faith Based Treatment
Our staff has seen nothing but greatness come from our faith based track. We’ve had clients make complete one-hundred and eighty degree turns from just having a few sessions with a religious counselor. Our prayer segments, groups, and our Sunday services are quite enjoyable and quite open-ended. We generally speaking actually have a lot of our clients show up for these faith based group sessions whether they themselves adhere to a particular faith. They are instantly applicable and totally enjoyable. We will continue to include our faith based track, as we want to deliver one-hundred percent success to all of our clients, and a faith based track is a perfect choice for many individuals who want to attain complete sobriety.