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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Bible Verses About Hope | Addiction Recovery

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Faith and hope are integral to your recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. It is easy to get discouraged when you are battling a substance use issue, but you know that you are not alone in your struggles. There are many Bible verses about hope that can reassure you and give you renewed focus on your addiction recovery.

Renew Your Strength

Lean on your faith as you move forward with your addiction recovery, finding strength and hope in these messages.

“But those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.” -- Isaiah 40:31

“The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.” -- Psalm 121:7-8

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” -- Matthew 11:28

“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” -- Psalm 119:114

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in faith so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” -- Romans 15:13

Find Comfort and Patience

Addiction treatment is not easy, but you have what you need to overcome your doubts when you have faith and hope.

“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” -- Romans 15:4

“And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” -- Romans 5:2-5

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -- Jeremiah 29:11

“Why, I ask myself, are you so depressed? Why are you so upset inside? Hope in God! Because I will again give him thanks, my saving presence and my God.” -- Psalm 42:11

Move Forward in an Authentic Life

Your faith and hope can help you move forward in your addiction recovery, as you lean on the comforting words found in the many Bible verses about hope.

“Indeed there is hope for a tree. If it’s cut down and still sprouting and its shoots don’t fail, if its roots age in the ground and its stump dies in the dust, at the scent of water, it will bud and produce sprouts like a plant.” -- Job 14:7-9

“And all who have this hope in him purify themselves even as he is pure.” -- 1 John 3:3

“I pray that the eyes of your heart will have enough light to see what is the hope of God’s call, what is the richness of God’s glorious inheritance among believers, and what is the overwhelming greatness of God’s power that is working among us believers. This power is conferred by the energy of God’s powerful strength.” -- Ephesians 1:18-19

“Let’s hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, because the one who made the promises is reliable.” -- Hebrews 10:23

“Oh, I must find rest in God only, because my hope comes from him! Only God is my rock and my salvation — my stronghold! — I will not be shaken.” -- Psalm 62:5–6

“Our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and a good hope. May he encourage your hearts and give you strength in every good thing you do or say.” -- 2 Thessalonians 2:16–17

California Faith-Based Drug Addiction Treatment

To get help overcoming drug addiction, please contact Celebrate Hope to learn more about our faith-based addiction treatment program. Our team helps men and women break the cycle of addiction and begin anew. We rely on the teachings of Jesus Christ, along with evidence-based therapies to get individuals on the path of recovery.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Depression Test

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You may have been feeling a little down lately and are now wondering if it’s something more than just being sad. A depression test, or screening, can help determine whether your symptoms indicate a more serious mental health issue.

A Serious Mood Disorder

Depression can affect every aspect of your daily life. A serious mood disorder, it can impact how you think and feel as well as how you sleep, eat, or work. When you are suffering from depression, you can struggle with daily activities and have other symptoms, depending on the type of depression you have.

The different types of depression include:

  • Persistent depressive disorder – a depressed mood that lasts for more than two years. If you are diagnosed with this form of depression, you typically have episodes of major depression that may be interspersed by periods of less severe symptoms.
  • Psychotic depression – severe depression that is accompanied by some form of psychosis. You may experience delusions or hallucinations, for example. Your symptoms will usually have a depressive theme, such as having delusions of poverty, illness, or guilt.
  • Seasonal affective disorder – depression that usually occurs during the winter months. Typically, if you are diagnosed with this type of depression, your mood will lift somewhat during the spring and summer months when there is more natural sunlight. However, the depression will then return when the amount of daylight is reduced in the late fall and winter.
  • Postpartum depression – a depression that women experience after giving birth. More serious than “baby blues,” postpartum depression can occur during pregnancy and after delivery. A woman can experience extreme exhaustion, anxiety, and sadness, making it difficult for her to take care of herself and her baby.

Symptoms of Depression

A depression test will help you understand the symptoms you’ve been experiencing. If you have experienced any of these signs or symptoms for most of each day, almost every day, for the past two weeks or more, you may be suffering from depression:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Irritability
  • Moving or talking more slowly
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts

If you are thinking about or have attempted suicide, or if you are thinking about hurting yourself, regardless of the reason, it is very important that you reach out for help immediately. You can call 911 or go to your local emergency room, or call your healthcare provider or mental health provider. You can also call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

Depression Test

When you recognize these symptoms, it may be time for a screening for depression. A depression test can mean the difference in your mental health going forward. Knowing the cause behind your mood disorder is important so you can get the treatment you need. You can contact your healthcare professional or mental health provider to discuss the screening and to participate in the test.

As part of the depression test, your healthcare provider may also give you a complete physical exam, including a blood test, to rule out any medical reasons for your depression. For example, if you have anemia or a thyroid disease, you might experience depression as a symptom of that condition.

The depression test itself will consist of a serious of detailed questions about your feelings and behaviors. It is critical for you to answer these questions honestly. Your mental health provider will use this test to ensure you are receiving the appropriate level of care for your mood disorder.

California Faith-Based Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Celebrate Hope is here for you when you need help with mental health issues, particularly when they co-occur with addiction. Please contact Celebrate Hope to learn more about our faith-based dual diagnosis treatment program. Our team helps men and women address the vicious cycle of mental illness and addiction so they can begin life anew. We rely on the teachings of Jesus Christ, along with evidence-based therapies to get individuals on the path of recovery.

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