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A Religious Approach to Treatment

A cup is surrounded by the light of faith, symbolizing an alcoholics faith that they can overcome their addictionThe Importance of Belief

One’s faith is almost always at the centre of their life. It gives someone purpose, meaning and strength. Foundation, and any treatment centre worth considering, will take your faith and beliefs seriously, and make every attempt to incorporate your belief system into any treatment program tailored to you. Rehab is difficult for everyone, regardless of their background, and drawing strength from a belief system can be a powerful motivator to succeed in treatment. We at Foundation believe it would be foolish not to craft a treatment plan that relates both to you, and what you believe.

A Faith Based, Alternative Approach

Addiction specialists may not be theologians or religious studies majors, but with the help of the client and those closest to them, it is possible to add elements of faith to their treatment. Not all rehab centres can accommodate every single faith, but it is likely that during one’s stay they may connect with another client that shares the same, or similar, beliefs. This is highly encouraged during rehab, and helps greatly in any faith based approach to alcohol addiction treatment. For instance, if a rehab centre offers a specialized Christian approach to treatment, regular services are offered to motivate the clients who practice Christianity, and this also allows bonds to form between clients which promotes empathy and understanding, two things that are often diminished or lost during the hardest times of one’s struggle with alcoholism.

Aftercare Options That Revolve Around Faith

Alcoholics Anonymous is known for it’s main effort of giving oneself over to a higher power, be that God or some other form of faith. 12 Step programs, like Alcoholics Anonymous, are not always the best option to treat alcoholism from start to finish, but they serve as an excellent aftercare program for continued support and connection for recovering alcoholics. Sharing stories, experiences and what worked or what didn’t can help many stay on track after they have moved on from rehab.

The most important thing to remember when seeking out a faith based rehab option, is to find a program or centre where the staff will accommodate your beliefs. Stressing their importance to you, your life and your recovery should be your main priority when communicating with any treatment centre, and as mentioned before, any treatment centre worthy of your consideration will make an effort to include your beliefs as part of the recovery process created for you.