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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 14:04

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Assessment

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 20:36

Women Only Drug Rehab

Women are presented with a unique set of circumstances and challenges in life, especially when it comes to drug abuse and addiction.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), scientists who have studied women with drug abuse and addiction have found several factors which are unique to women, and the ways in which they abuse and become addicted to drugs. Some of these struggles and factors include, but are not limited to:

  • Women have unique reasons for abusing drugs, which they, themselves have described as:
    1. weight control
    2. fighting fatigue
    3. coping with physical or emotional pain
    4. self-medicating mental health problems
  • Women tend to use drugs in smaller doses and over a shorter period of time than men, before they become addicted.
  • Hormones can make women more sensitive to the effects of drugs than men.
  • Women who abuse drugs can experience more physical effects on their heart and blood vessels.
  • Women who are victims of domestic violence are at an increased risk of drug abuse.
  • Women are more likely to go to the emergency room, or die from substance abuse.
  • Women who abuse drugs are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, or have panic attacks.

While these tendencies are not the case for every women, significant research supports the idea that women not only experience a shorter period of time from first use, to addiction with drugs, but also need more support in treatment, especially women with children.
These are all important factors in women's only drug rehab programs, but the benefits of these rehabs goes far beyond these initial supporting factors.

What Are the Benefits of Women's Only Drug Rehab?

Finding the most effective form of treatment is important for each individual in need of help. There are several important reasons why a women's only drug rehab may be necessary for effective treatment, and there are several other additional benefits to make such treatment even more effective for the female population.

Why Women Only Drug Rehab is Needed

There is a certain population of women in need of drug rehab, for whom gender specific programs are strongly recommended. This population is specific to those women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and/or caring for young children.

Drug abuse and addiction already take a tremendous toll on women's bodies and vital organs, but when a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding, these damages can have detrimental, and even fatal effects on her child.

Substance abuse and detox are different for pregnant women

Drug abuse during pregnancy can cause an increased risk to an unborn baby, and even result in a miscarriage. The process of detox for women who are pregnant requires much more care, as an unborn baby is experiencing the same thing as the mother, so special care for both lives must be considered.

Women with young children may be more reluctant to seek treatment due to concern for child care.

When women with young children or breastfeeding babies are in need of drug rehab, one of the top concerns is often the care of their child, during their rehab process. For many of these mothers, surrendering their child or children to state custody is not an option.
Many women-only drug rehabs are equipped with child care facilities on the premises, or have off-site child care facilities where mothers can still maintain contact with their young children during their time in rehab.

Women who have been the victims of domestic abuse, or any abuse at the hands of a man in their lives are far less likely to be responsive in a mixed-gender rehab program.

It is a well known fact that individuals who have been the victims of traumatic events in life are at an increased risk of developing PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Along with combat, abuse is one of the most common causes of PTSD. For women who have suffered at the hands of another man, mixed-gender rehab can present a tremendous blockage from progress. Trying to confront personal challenges and issues, in the presence of other men, symbolic of their abuse trauma, can stymy the ability for an abused woman to eventually outgrow her PTSD surrounding that trauma, and find healing.

Additional Benefits of Women Only Drug Rehab

There are several reasons why a women-only drug rehab may be needed, but there are additional benefits to a women's rehab program, which serve to enhance the efficacy of the program, and promote a sense of belonging, bonding, and deeper healing.

As with any individual in a group setting, the more commonalities there are within the group, the more likely each individual is to be an active and willing participant in the program.

Although rehab is the first step toward a heathy and sober life, the path leading to treatment is typically riddled with trauma, unhealthy decisions, and destructive behavior. The ability to accept these missteps in life, face the issues which may have contributed to drug abuse, and find a personal path to healing, requires support from a peer group.

For many women, being able to share experiences unique to women, creates a bond between them, a level of trust that each will not be judged or belittled, just for being a woman.

This bonding through commonality helps to break down defenses, which stand in the way of real progress.

Additionally, most women-only drug rehabs consist of program details which directly appeal to women's paths of healing. Some of these details can be the inclusion of yoga, pilates, massage therapy, and many include workshops specifically geared towards trauma healing.

Women are effected differently than men from physical and emotional trauma. Since addiction treatment is a personal journey, it stands to reason that a women's rehab program would be more effective in addressing, and promoting the healing of the core issues connected to a woman's drug abuse. Each individual struggling with drug abuse and addiction should have a safe and comfortable environment in a treatment facility. While a women-only drug rehab may not be the best choice for every woman in need of treatment, it is one more option to strongly consider, when searching for the most effective approach to health and sobriety.

Finding a Woman's Drug Rehab

There are more than 14,000 addiction treatment facilities and programs in the United States, and a variety of different approaches to substance abuse and healing. Whether it is a mixed population or gender specific, any woman in need of drug rehab has a plethora of options, but likely not as many recurring opportunities to find the best choice. This is why it is so important to understand individual needs, and how each treatment program can work with you to address them.

If you, or a loved one needs help with drug abuse or addiction treatment, and are unsure of where to find the best options, our treatment consultants are standing by to take your confidential call. No matter what the personal circumstances, we can help you to determine, and locate the most effective women's drug rehab program for yourself and your family.

Trauma may have paved the path to addiction, but addiction creates more trauma each day that it goes untreated. Please don't wait for more damage to be done, and call us now. We are here to help.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:33

Native American Addiction Treatment

A long and rich tradition with deep spiritual roots, the Native American culture precedes any other in the United States, and has also been one of the most severely affected by drug and alcohol abuse patterns.

A recent survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), shows that the prevalence of substance abuse in Native American school-aged children is significantly higher than national rates, especially in categories of marijuana, alcohol, and OxyContin abuse.

In fact, a 2015 SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration) study showed that alcohol misuse disorders among Native or Indian Americans was at 9.7%, whereas the next highest percentage was 5.4%, in the Native Hawaiian group.

Alcohol abuse has long been the most pervasive of all substance abuse issues in the Native and Indian American communities.

As with any culture or race of people, addiction does not discriminate in who it may affect, which is why addiction treatment covers such a broad population, consisting of several unique groups of people. However, help for the Native American population has not always been as widely available, as it has to other citizen groups of the United States.

As a branch of the Department of Human and Health Services, the Indian Heath Services is dedicated to the specific health needs of the American and Alaska Native Indian people, specifically including the ASAP (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program). This program is aimed at working with individual tribes, to reduce the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse in this community to levels which are either at, or under the national averages.

Why is it So Hard to Find Native American Addiction Treatment?

Traditionally, and most often due of socioeconomic disadvantages, members of Native American tribes have had very limited access to proper addiction treatment. Even with new government initiatives to bring help to the tribes, it is not necessarily conducive to the continuance of tribal rituals and traditions.

With the advancement of addiction treatment, and the growing varieties of approaches, one which is less known and less common is Native American Rehab.

Mostly located in states with high Native American populations, like South Dakota, Arizona, Alaska, Oklahoma, Washington, and New Mexico, there are a handful of addiction treatment programs which are either strictly devoted to serving a Native American population, or which offer a treatment track, honoring Native American culture and traditions.

The emergence of Native American treatment has truly shown the growth of the addiction industry, its ability to evolve, and address the needs of all populations, especially one with such deep spiritual traditions.

What Does a Native American Treatment Program Do Differently?

The vast majority of Native American drug treatment programs follow evidence-based therapies and treatments, such as medical detox, cognitive behavioral therapy, and individual and group counseling.

Similar to the way may holistic treatment practices are used to supplement the core treatment plan, rehab programs which refer to themselves as "culturally sensitive" to Native American traditions, aim to offer several services and therapies, which are intended to ensure their Native American population can maintain their traditions, and spiritual rituals during the treatment process.

Some of these vary between programs, but may include:

  • Maintaining Native American staff
  • Encouragement for Native American clients to speak their native language
  • Validation and implementation of cultural and spiritual practices of Native American clients
  • Inclusion of cultural sensitivity classes and training
  • Purification ceremonies in on-premise sweat lodges
  • Integration of Native American culture with the 12-step program
  • Strong family program, to maintain comfort and connection with the home reservation

Most treatment programs offering these types of services are a tremendous step in catering to the Native American population, and honoring the rich cultural traditions of the various tribes to which Native Americans maintain their connections.

Do Native American Treatment Centers Provide More Healing?

The ritual practices of Native and Indian American tribes are vast, serve many different purposes, from medicinal to spiritual healing, and maintain a connection to the Earth and its sacred animals. Individual Native and Indian American tribes may have slightly different ways in which they undergo and apply the details of these healing and spiritual rituals. When rituals are practiced in a treatment center setting, they are just as they would be in Native American tribes, but done in a such a way that individuals from different tribes can still benefit from their unique tribal application.

Some of these important cultural and traditional rituals which are honored in Native American treatment programs can include the following:

  • Talking Circle (or Peacemaking Circle, or Healing Circle)
    Deeply rooted in indigenous traditional practices, a talking circle begins with members seated in a circle to ponder a question or problem. The ceremony starts with a prayer by the elder, or individual convening the ceremony. A talking stick, or other meaningful or sacred object is passed around the circle, granting its holder the opportunity to speak, and all others must remain quiet. When that person in finished speaking, the object is passed to the next person in the circle.
    The structure of a Talking Circle prevents reactive or direct communication, and promotes deeper reflection and listening. This also helps to encourage multicultural awareness and more respect for individual differences.

  • Medicine Wheel (or Sacred Hoop)
    This is a ceremonial tool used in the Native Indian tradition which is used for health and healing. It embodies all four directions (north, south, east, and west), The Mother Earth, Father Sky, and Spirit tree.
    All of these symbolize the dimensions of and health and cycles of life. Used medicinally, movement in the medicine wheel is typically in a clockwise or "sun-wise" direction. Often, before entering the wheel, there is an offering of an herb of some kind. This may vary from tribe to tribe, but the offering of tobacco, sage, cedar, or sweetgrass (for example) are to let the spirits know that the members are entering with pure hearts, free from negativity and ego.

  • Smudging Ceremony
    Smudging ceremonies are customs of Native Americans, which have become popular in mainstream America, for the purpose of cleansing bodies and physical spaces, prior to moving into a new home, after a death, or following an argument or fight. In the Native and Indian American culture, the smudging ceremony is used to create a cleansing smoke bath, which is used to purify the body, aura, energy and any other ceremonial space.
    Smudging ceremonies are the burning of sacred plants used to drive away negative energy, and help to restore balance. In a smudging ceremony, plants like cedar, sage, tobacco, sweetgrass, juniper, lavender, and copal are burned, and the smoke is directed with a single feather, or a fan made of several feathers.

The simple truth is that Native and Indian American rituals and cultures do involve a large amount of deeply rooted traditions, all of which are intended to bring about healing, peace, connection with nature, and with each other. For many people who are not Native or Indian American, these rituals have proven to be very effective and healing, but every person takes his or her journey to health differently.

The purpose of Native American addiction treatment is to provide indigenous people with a safe place of healing from addiction, in which their culture and spiritual connection is honored and practiced as similarly to their home tribe, as possible.

Finding a Native American Addiction Treatment Center

As with any specialized treatment track for recovery from drug abuse and addiction, Native American drug rehab options should be carefully considered. The vast majority of programs are government funded, and as such, many of them are exclusively for indigenous peoples. However, there are a handful of private rehab programs, which are dedicated to honoring the cultures and rituals of the Native and Indian American people.

Most often, indigenous people can seek help through their own tribe, most of which have a current government negotiation or establishment of support and drug rehab programs which have been mace available for their members.

For individuals who are not indigenous, or looking for treatment outside of government-funded programs, and seeking the healing and spiritual rituals of the Native and Indian American people, there are options in the private treatment centers, either exclusively designed in the Native American culture or offering a track which honors it.

If you or someone you know is in need of addiction treatment, and looking for the Native and Indian American path of healing, it may be extremely difficult to navigate through programs which are government funded, those which claim to be Native American, but do not truly honor the traditions, and those which are authentic in their Native and Indian American practices.

We understand how difficult and daunting the task is, to find the right rehab for yourself or your loved one, and that is why we are here to offer free and confidential consultations with our addiction counselors. Call us now, to speak with someone who is ready to help you find the best Native American addiction treatment for your family, and the right path to complete healing from drug abuse and addiction. There is never a reason to struggle another day, call us now. We are here to help.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:03

Long-Term Drug Treatment

Drug treatment programs come in many forms and offers multiple modalities, and levels of care, with the goal of providing treatment, support, and care to help addicts maintain a sober and healthy life, after the program.

The most commonly known form of addiction treatment is a 30-45 day, residential rehab program, but these are not actually considered to be the most effective lengths of treatment. According to NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), most addicted individuals need at least 90 days of treatment to really reduce and stop drug abuse. The Institute asserts that longer treatment times result in better outcomes. Better outcomes are generally defined as the length of time during which a recovering addict remains sober, after completing treatment. NIDA, along with virtually every other drug abuse and addiction authority agrees that addiction is a chronic disease, and therefore, relapse is not only possible, but likely.

Although relapse does not mean that treatment has failed, this fact does support the effectiveness of longer term drug treatment programs in the effort to reduce relapse occurrences among addicted individuals.

How Long is Long-Term Rehab?

The "long-term" in long-term treatment generally picks up where residential inpatient treatment ends. Long-term treatment typically starts at 90 days and can last over one year. The actual length of time depends on the individual, and the circumstance of the addiction being treated.

There are several reasons why long-term treatment is recommended as the most effective length of care for people addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Long-Term Treatment Enforces Positive Coping Skills

In many cases of addiction, relapses occur due to an inability to recognize and properly address substance abuse triggers. The majority of people who are addicted, abuse drugs to cope with life's challenges. Rehab aims to reverse that behavior and replace it with healthy and productive options for coping.

It is not easy for anyone to completely change the way in which they respond to life events, especially situations which may be particularly stressful or traumatic. In cases of addiction, drug use becomes the one and only method of coping, because it is the easiest way to escape and disassociate from the pain or difficulty of the moment. Not only is drug abuse dangerous, the euphoric effects of addictive drugs, only reinforce the behavior, making it exponentially more difficult to change.

In order for addicts to find a place where they can practice, and be comfortable with healthy coping mechanisms and behaviors, two things must take place:

  1. Drug use, which stimulates the reward system in the brain and reinforces repeated use, must cease
  2. Healthy and productive patterns of thought and behavior must be implemented, and carried out, on a consistent basis, through good times and bad

The ladder of these two requirements can be a struggle for anyone, addicted or not, but the former is a unique challenge for addicts.

Although all forms of drug rehab have the same goal, it is not enough to simply detox an addict of addictive drugs, and expect that everything will return to normal from a short-term sobriety period. As with learning any new skill, recovering addicts must learn how to cope with their issues, without the use of drugs to escape from them. Additionally, they must do this, despite what could be massive changes to their brains, resulting from drug abuse.

Long term drug treatment is the best way to not only teach the facts of healthy survival and coping skills, but also give addicts in recovery time to implement and practice these skills, while making a gradual return to normal life outside the confines of an addiction treatment facility.

By having the time to utilize what they learn about healthy coping, recovering addicts keep a safety net in place with long-term treatment, always having resources to make any adjustments in coping strategies, which can help them to prevent relapse.

Long-Term Treatment Is Customizable

Some may think of long-term treatment as needing to stay in a controlled treatment facility for 6-12 months. Although this is an option, it is not a requirement, nor is it the established structure of most long-term treatment programs. Every drug rehab, whether short or long term, aims to get individuals to live on their own, and use the new, healthy skills they've learned, to remain sober, and live a productive life. This involves a gradual decline in the level of care and supervision needed in order to achieve the goal of sober independence. An effective term of addiction treatment will assess each individual, as to when it is appropriate to step down to a lesser level of care, as everyone has a unique pace of recovery from addiction.

Long-term treatment starts the same way as a short-term rehab program; with detox. There is a universal understanding that addicts will be far less responsive to treatment, if they are still under the influence of addictive drugs, highlighting the importance of detoxing the system before beginning intensive therapy.

However, in many cases, 30-45 days is either not sufficient time, or just enough time for an addicted individual to "dry out", and be detoxed.

It is only after this, that the actual rehabilitative process can begin, and that is where long-term treatment begins to prove its value. Depending on how long it takes for an individual to be rid of addictive substances, intensive therapeutic treatments may begin several weeks, or even months into the program. It is not detox, but the therapy, and supplemental program approaches which make up the foundation of recovery from addiction.

Clinicians and doctors make their best estimation on the time it will take to detox each individual as they enter treatment, but sometimes, detox does not go as according to plan, and can take much longer than expected. In these cases, in a short-term residential program, an addict may complete the program long before any real therapy and change can take place. Even with strong aftercare efforts, if the foundation for recovery has not been established, treatment has not been effective beyond detoxing the individual.

Long term treatment offers a minimum 90-day program which would provide at least enough time for most addicts to become fully detoxed, and have the time to get initial therapies in support of their recovery and coping plan. Most long-term drug rehabs have a customizable program, which can be tailored to the specific needs of each addict, determining when, and how much to decrease the intensity of care. The various levels of care offered in long-term treatment are:

  • Detox
  • Intensive residential inpatient treatment
  • Sober Living Environment (SLE)
  • Outpatient aftercare services
  • Continuation of individual therapy

Regardless of the type of treatment needed, the fundamentals of recovery must be established, to give any addict a chance at full and long-lasting recovery. These fundamentals are different for everyone, but discoverable in the therapeutic phase of treatment. They include things like:

  • uncovering underlying trauma or issues which may have lead to substance abuse or self-medication. These can include things like abuse, brain trauma, mental health issues and chronic pain management
  • exploring and discovering a healthy set of activities and routines, which best serve each individual in his or her recovery
  • addressing home influences, such as family and friends, and how each individual can best manage their relationships and responses
  • determining whether or not there exists a co-occurring mental health illness, to be addressed in conjunction with recovery
  • determining a plan to find employment, return to school, or gain work training, without succumbing to potential relapse triggers in those environments
  • establishing, or re-establishing healthy coping mechanisms, which can be proven effective for each individual in stressful and challenging times. This can be especially tricky, as no one can determine how they will react in a future situation, until it arises. This is also why decreased supervision while maintaining high levels of care can be so crucial.

Does Every Addict Need Long-Term Treatment?

The length of time in treatment depends on the individual, and the circumstances of the addiction. The beginning length of long-term treatment is 90 days, which is also the end of the longest period of short-term treatment. Although short-term rehab may be enough for some who struggle with drug addiction, it is typically not ideal for individuals who have:

  • struggled with addiction for several years
  • suffered from chronic mental health or severe trauma issues
  • attended short-term treatment in the past, and relapsed within months of completing the program
  • experienced multiple relapses in the past, whether after a full residential program, or just detox
  • have been addicted to multiple types of drugs, such as opiates, and stimulants, or alcohol and benzodiazepines, or any other combination of different substances

NIDA is in agreement with every addiction treatment authority in the United States, that the longer a treatment period is, the more effective it is. This is not because long-term treatment is a better program.
It is because addiction does an enormous amount of damage to individuals, their brains, and functions of life. It takes time to heal these things and even more time to address destructive patterns. The work doesn't stop there. More time is needed to replace destructive patterns with healthy ones, and all of this must be done in a manner which is effective and can be maintained by the individual, in independent recovery environments.
It is no wonder why at least 90 days in treatment is recommended.

If you, or someone you love is struggling with addiction, or have been struggling for too long, the time to end the madness is now. The problem may have been a rehab program which hasn't afforded the time for real healing and recovery from this deadly disease. There are options throughout the United States, which provide whatever time is needed. Whether its 90 or 365 days, your life, the lives of your loved ones, and the peace of mind brought to your family is worth the time to save a life. Call us> now, and speak to one of our certified counselors about the benefits of long-term treatment, and the programs which may be the best fit for you and your family.

There are countless options available, and enough time has been wasted on efforts that haven't made the difference. Your call is completely free and confidential, so don't waste another moment. Call us now, we are here to help.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 14:26

Christian Drug Treatment

Christianity is the most prevalent religion in the United States, with an estimated 75% of Americans claiming Christian association. Although this is down from the 80% claiming Christian affiliation in 1980, it is still, by far, a vast majority of Americans.
Considering the prevalence of drug abuse and addiction in the country, Christians make up a large swath of those who are struggling.

Christianity and Addiction Background

The history of substance abuse and Christianity is complex, as the religion has historically classified addiction as a series of sinful choices. Christianity, like Catholicism, considers the misuse of alcohol and drugs in an addictive manner, to be a sin, as it is tantamount to not putting God first in one's life.
One of the major tenants of Christianity is to not worship false idols, and the behaviors of addiction do just that; place addiction itself as the idol, to which an addict is beholden.

While there are several similarities between Christianity and Catholicism on the views substance abuse and addiction, there are some key differences in the ways in which Christian addiction treatment approaches the healing of addiction.
Christian belief is, through God, all things all possible, and that includes the affliction of addiction. Although there is a recognition that addiction is partially physical, the root concept is that addicts still cling to addiction because they are refusing to put God first in their lives, which inhibits their relationship with God, and the potential to heal them of their illness.
In the eyes of many Christians, especially those involved in the addiction treatment industry, the process of recovery is two fold; establishing sobriety, and returning to a life of placing God first, and devout prayer.

Perhaps, one of the most well-known connections between Christianity and addiction treatment is the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous, by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, in Akron, Ohio in 1935. Alcoholics Anonymous was conceptualized and built on the idea that alcoholism was a malady of mind, emotions, and body. The understanding that alcoholism and addiction in general, are diseases, was not widespread knowledge at the time, but the introduction of Alcoholics Anonymous was the beginning of the massive amounts of research and various approaches to addiction that have been established in today’s world.
Developing from Alcoholics Anonymous, is the 12-step program, which is the most commonly used approach in addiction treatment. It’s guidebook, The Big Book, was introduced in 1938, and distributed to the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous. Although the manuscript has several references to a "higher power”, and can be directly linked to Christianity, it is used by countless addiction treatment programs today, regardless of religious affiliation.
Although the 12-step program is used in a non-religious way for many recovery efforts, its base in Christianity makes it an appropriate resource to be used in conjunction with scripture in a Christian drug rehab program.

Christian Drug Treatment Components

Christian drug rehabilitation is very similar to traditional drug treatment programs, with the added component of Christ-centered counseling. Like Catholic drug treatment, Christian programs also understand and agree that addiction cannot be prayed away. While they do stress an importance for addicts to return to a life of God, there is a complete understanding of the need for evidence-based methods, such as medically assisted detoxification, and evidence based treatment.
Some of these methods involved in Christian drug rehab programs include the following:
  • medical detox from drugs like alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines, and stimulant drugs
  • Individual therapy
  • group therapy
  • 12-step program implementation
  • dual diagnosis treatment
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • family workshops
  • relapse prevention
  • aftercare
  • chronic pain management
  • court liaison assistance

All of the above components are relatively typical in the majority of treatment programs, and Christian drug rehab embraces these methods, which have proven to contribute to successful recovery.

Christian treatment programs aim to bring sobriety and education to their clients, but also provide tools and resources for each individual to get back to his or her spirituality, and a life of placing God first in all that they do.

The belief is that, so long as God is always placed first in a Christian's life, the potential for relapse is far less, than for those who complete treatment without a firm and devout relationship with God.

Some of the Christian based components which are implemented as support in these rehab programs can include:

  • pastoral guidane
  • bible study
  • worship services
  • Christian based12-step

Addiction creates a disconnect between the individual and his or her connection with God, which is a direct threat to the salvation of an individual’s soul.
Similar to Catholic rehab programs, the emphasis of a return to the practices of one's devout faith, is the center of a sustained recovery and fulfilled life.

Finding Christian Drug Treatment Programs

It is not uncommon to find religion-based treatment programs, which offer several different religion tracks within one facility, such as Catholic, traditional 12-step, and Christian, allowing individuals to decide which faith, and how intensely immersed in it, their program will be.

There are several other addiction treatment programs which are strictly Christian based, with no other religious affiliation. Within those programs, there may be even more choices, such as men only or women only. While it is more typical in Catholic rehabs, the separation of men and women in a religious treatment setting can be beneficial in avoiding sexual distractions, and remaining focused on faith and recovery.

As with any addiction treatment program, it is important to to research, and understand exactly what each potential program is offering, its certifications and credentials, and the population of the environment itself. For some, an exclusively Christian rehab center is preferred, while others may choose to have a less traditional environment in which they can reconnect to their spirituality and relationship with God in a more informal manner.

No matter how you, or a loved one may have come to a place of disconnection from God, Christian drug rehabilitation programs are available throughout the country, to help re-establish that connection, while providing evidence-based addiction treatment. There is healing in faith, and we can help you to find the program which best speaks to your unique path back to God. Please don't spend another day endangering your soul, mind and body, and call us now. We are here to help.