Knowing that help might be right around the corner doesn’t mean that everyone is going to utilize it. Addiction, after all, is cunning, baffling, and powerful; even with one’s life in pieces, the will to carry on using drugs and alcohol is particularly compelling. What’s more, people who use drugs and alcohol for decades tend to convince them self that recovery isn’t possible.
The truth is the exact opposite, but choosing treatment over continued use requires one to summon enormous amounts of courage. Like the bravery to say, ‘this is not the life I want to lead, anymore,” the audacity to set one’s pride aside and ask another human being for help. The realization that you can’t carry on like this anymore is perhaps your first lesson in humility; being humble is a vital part of working a program of lasting recovery.
Recovery Requires Help
So, you know you need help, how do you go about asking for assistance? Naturally, everyone finds their way into treatment by a different path. Some people’s families hold interventions; they contact an addiction treatment center for guidance and an interventionist is enlisted to help encourage a family member into treatment. Others, people who have no illusions about the severity of their problem, will browse the Internet in search of the right fit. If you fall into the latter camp, you’ve realized by now that there is a plethora of options to choose from, i.e., 12 Step, Smart Recovery, and faith-based addiction treatment.
Maybe you grew up in a household that went to church regularly and had a family that adheres to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Perhaps you had a relationship with God and communicated via prayer. As you got older, and substance use became more of a priority in your life, you probably found that you could no longer talk with your higher power. You're not alone; substance use shades everyone from the sunshine of the Spirit.
You may have learned already that spirituality will be a critical component of working a program of recovery, which means you will have to ask for guidance from a power greater than yourself at some point. If you are leaning toward a faith-based treatment center, such as Celebrate Hope, you will be happy to learn that you will be in the company of other people with similar spiritual histories. Together, you will draw strength from one another, enabling you to reconnect with Him; you’ll learn how to let go, and let God guide you in all your endeavors. We cannot overemphasize the importance, of understanding that God never turned His back on you, instead, he could no longer serve as a guide for people in the fog of addiction. Take the drugs and alcohol away, and one’s connection with Him can resume.
Christian-based Addiction Treatment
If you would like to learn how to live a life in recovery among peers who share similar spiritual beliefs, Celebrate Hope at Hope By The Sea is an ideal starting point. Please contact us today; we are happy to help you break the cycle of addiction and assist you in re-adhering to His teachings.