I get asked this question a lot, and it used to surprise me until I realized how little a lot of people knew about how a Christian drug or alcohol rehab really operates. Christian drug and alcohol rehabs run a spirituality based program in which an addiction is considered a malady of the body, of the mind, but most importantly of the soul; and treatments for best effect need to tackle the unique issues of all three areas of our being.
Christian rehabs emphasize the power and wisdom of God’s love throughout recovery; and through a study of the scriptures, recovering addicts are grounded in timeless wisdom and learn how their problems are the problems of the ages. Through study of the bible, Christians in recovery gain a powerful work of long term reference against temptation and abuse.
Why pray to a "higher power" when you can pray to Jesus Christ?
Actively praying together also feels a lot more natural to Christians than praying to some obscure "higher power" as in AA based programs. And through individual prayer and meditation with Jesus Christ, and through shared prayer sessions with other addicts in recovery, we take some of the strength offered by God as our own, and ask Him to lead us into better lives of service, and away from the harms of a drug or alcohol abuse. Healing the spirit is the true way out of addiction and the only way to a lasting peace and better life of sobriety, but the realities of the body and mind cannot either be ignored, and Christian rehab never abandons what has proven effective from secular rehabs, and never abandons norms of medical science in the treatment care of participants.
A Christian detox is just like any other form of detox…
So a Christian detox runs a lot like any other form of detox. The Lord gave us doctors and medications for a reason, and we would be foolish to risk our health by ignoring His gifts. Detox occurs under the supervision of medical personnel, and all available medications and medical care are used to ensure that detox progresses as safely and as comfortably as possible. Other therapies are used, and you’ll see the latest addiction and therapeutic science applied in a Christian Rehab as you’ll find it in a secular facility. But while most rehabs leave treatment at the body and mind, only Christian rehab heals the area of our being that needs the most help and assistance towards a better life of sobriety, and a lasting peace in the service of family, of Church and of the Lord.
Christian rehabs are available throughout the Nation and the world, they are as safe and medically sound as any other form of rehab, and only a Christian rehab offers the guidance and love of Jesus Christ to addicts so desperately in need of the strength of the Lord.