Drug Treatment: Why We Value Faith
At Ozarks Teen Challenge, we take a Christ-centered, holistic approach to drug treatment, focussing academic achievement, discipleship, and life skills training. As a Christian recovery program, faith is at the forefront of our addiction treatment philosophy and recovery process. Below, we discuss the importance of faith during drug treatment and why we emphasize it in our program.
Provides a Sense of Purpose
After drug treatment, some former addicts do not understand how to go about your daily life. For so long, their lives have been consumed by drugs and alcohol, making it difficult to imagine a life in sobriety. Luckily, you can always to turn to your faith. A relationship with God gives life a sense of forward direction and purpose, providing the tools to live a fulfilling, sober existence. This is one of the reasons why Christian drug and alcohol treatment programs are so effective. Through Christ, former addicts receive the sense of purpose that prevents them from relapsing into destructive patterns and thought-processes.
Helps You Forgive and Heal
It can be difficult to let go of the past. During drug treatment, some people feel a lot of emotion concerning their former lifestyles, such as guilt for the decisions they have made and resentment toward those who have hurt them. Although it can be difficult to let go of the past, faith provides an opportunity to forgive and heal. By forming a relationship with God, you can find the strength to let go of your anger, forgive those who hurt you, and move forward with your life.
Provides a Supportive Community
After drug treatment, many young people struggle to find a supportive, accepting community. Before treatment, they may have hung around a destructive crowd who encouraged them to take drugs and alcohol, a group of people they want to avoid after their recovery. Faith-based communities, on the other hand, provide recovering addicts with a safe and supportive community, making them significantly less likely to relapse into their old habits. By joining a church or a youth group after treatment, young people can make new friends and form positive relationships.
Drug Treatment at Ozarks Teen Challenge
At Ozarks Teen Challenge, we believe that our Christ-centered approach to drug treatment and behavioral therapy gives young people the empowerment and support they need to lead fulfilling, purposeful lives after rehabilitation. Our program not only focuses on discipleship, but wilderness therapy, life skills, and leadership training as well, transforming former addicts into the people they were meant to be. To learn how Ozarks Teen Challenge can help you or your son, contact us today.