Christian treatment programs are effective in helping addicts find their way out of addiction
While Christian addiction treatment is a relatively new concept, it has exponentially increased in popularity in recent years. Many addicts shy away from Christian addiction treatment programs because they believe that a faith-based program will force religion down their throats instead of healing them of their drug and alcohol addictions.
There is good news for people who are tentative about deciding to choose a Christian addiction treatment program. There are options in Christian addiction treatment, and plenty of opportunities for addicts to explore the Bible and apply it to their lives, or take a step back and take time to decide on how faith will come into their lives.
Many people who choose a Christian addiction treatment program have had little or no exposure to faith, spirituality or organized religion. Perhaps they have had a past negative experience in a church, or had religion pressed upon them in an obnoxious manner. Faith based programs are effective in helping addicts find their way out of addiction simply because they do not impose Biblical teachings on people. Faith and the development of a relationship with God has to come to every individual in their own time, not in a forced or contrived way.
Christian addiction treatment programs believe that addiction is a disease that affects a person not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Faith based programs seek to strengthen an addict and encourage them to build a strong and intimate relationship with God that will serve as their rock for the good times and the bad times. Christian addiction treatment offers something unique for every addict – hope.