The Power of NEW in Recovery

 

As you pursue sobriePower of new in addiction recoveryty, you are seeking to be renewed in every aspect of life: spiritually, physically, psychologically, and emotionally. But does this mean giving up everything and everyone you loved before recovery? Not always, but there is much to be said for building new patterns of daily living where old triggers and temptations can’t return to haunt you. In some cases, though, old friendships and family connections are still an important part of your new life. Instead of replacing them, discover new ways to integrate them into your life looking at them differently, seeking reconciliation, and creating healthy boundaries.

New Physical Body

Addiction depletes you. As you are compelled to use, toxins build in your body, you neglect healthy eating, and exercise becomes a thing of the past. Recovery is a perfect time to focus on your physical health after you have detoxed from chemical substances. Our Christian rehab centers offer nutritional guidance and recreation opportunities that will help you develop a “new,” healthier body that is built to function longer and stronger.

New Family Dynamics

You still love your family, but destructive enabling and negative family dynamics may have contributed to your addictive cycle. When it’s time to return home, make sure that your family has also gotten the help they need. Addiction is a family disease. With the help of therapists and disease education, your family members can learn to (1) support you without enabling, (2) love you without rescuing, and (3) integrate themselves as a healthy part of your new life. With counseling and relationship skills coaching, your family can become one of the most important parts of your support system.

New Friendship Approaches

If your old friends were your main connection to drugs and alcohol, you need to find new friends. However, you probably have friendships from the past that were not, in themselves, destructive. With time and counseling, you can learn to participate in these friendships in healthy ways—and these friends can support your sobriety. If old friendships are a trigger for relapse, however, it’s best to avoid reconnection. Your therapist can help you determine when it’s time to re-engage with a friend, and when it’s time to run the other way.

New Spiritual Commitment

While some of our clients are new to their Christian faith-walk, many of them were Christians before they became addicted—or while they were addicted. At Christian Rehab Network, our facility and therapy partners teach you how to leave behind the shame of your addiction and renew your relationship with Christ. That does not mean that your recovery journey will be easy; but it does mean that you will have the God of the universe journeying with you. The deeper you go in your relationship with God, the more likely this relationship will sustain you as you are tempted to relapse or return to old patterns as future stress arises.

Experience ReNEWal Through Christian Rehab Network

Today is a new day: when you can choose to leave drugs and alcohol behind and venture into uncharted territory. Experience faith-based healing, residential programs, outpatient treatment, and sober living communities available through Christian Rehab Network. Working with you to find affordable care with lasting results, our team acts as your advocate and recovery partner. Call 877.310.9545 now.

Addiction Does Not Change God’s Love for You

 

addiction and God's forgiveness“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide a way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”

1 Cor. 10:13

If you are like many men and women, you may wonder how God’s love can weather the fallout that your addiction has left in its wake. Your life, your relationships, and your spiritual walk have gone off the rails. You don’t feel “whole” anymore. When you feel this way, here is the truth: God is not surprised by your addiction. He is not caught off-guard; his love for you is not impacted. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The Bible tells us that when you ask for forgiveness, the Lord removes your sins as far from you as east is from west; that there is an infinite distance between you and your addiction when you repent and begin the healing process.

Free Choice & Personal Growth

When God offered mankind the beauty (and burden) of free choice, he knew that our choices would not always redeem us, draw us closer to him, or contribute to increasing faith. Instead, our choices would often bring personal and relational destruction. The good news is that God loves us in spite of—and because of—our choices, because he can use them to refine us in ways we would not be capable of on our own. As you walk the day-to-day path of addiction treatment and are tempted to doubt God’s love for you, remember:

  • God never gives up on you. He allows you to face difficulties, and he does not always swoop in to “fix” your problems. This is because he is more concerned with your future glory than your present comfort. However, scripture promises that he will “never leave or forsake you” (Deut. 31:6), no matter how lost you feel.
  • Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit. When you decide to pursue sobriety, you must control selfish impulses. As you recommit yourself to Christ and prayerfully develop self-control throughout your recovery, be assured that this is an outcome of the Holy Spirit living within you.
  • Jesus Christ came to set you free from bondage, and that includes addiction. The emotional, mental, and physical sickness of addiction is caused by sin. Jesus died to conquer sin, and he can offer you deliverance from the pain of drugs and alcohol.

Experience Peace at a Christian Rehab Network Facility

Addiction isolates you, destroys your relationships, and makes you feel far away from God. Our clients come to us expressing deep feelings of sadness, loneliness, and hopelessness—but we can help. Through our Christian drug and alcohol recovery programs for men and women, you can leave your addiction and experience God’s redeeming love and mercy in new and miraculous ways. To speak with a counselor or pastor about your addiction, or to inquire about affordable drug rehab programs, dial 877.310.9545 or submit a confidential . We will be in touch promptly!

Complementing Your Rehab With Holistic Healing Modalities

There is nChristian Holistic drug rehabo doubt that drug and alcohol addiction drastically impact your body, mind, spirit, and social realms. For many clients, breaking free from the chains of addiction means embracing holistic treatments that touch upon each of these areas.

Christian Rehab Network has the expertise and resources to help you find faith-based treatment programs that care for the whole person. Many of our treatment partners offer proven holistic techniques to manage the depression, anxiety, pain, and stress that comes with addiction recovery. These may include:

  • Acupuncture & massage therapy
  • Yoga & mind-body exercise
  • Prayer, meditation & mindfulness
  • Recreation & retreat opportunities
  • Art therapy
  • Fitness & nutrition counseling
  • EMDR therapy
  • Worship & Bible study

Taking Responsibility for Your Treatment

Part of achieving recovery success is connecting with God and, with His help, taking responsibility for your spiritual and physical wellbeing. Studies show that the right combination of holistic therapies can:

  • Relieve pain related to addiction recovery
  • Relieve pain associated with co-occurring disorders
  • Manage stress & relapse triggers
  • Release cellular toxins that have built up from drug & alcohol use
  • Reduce cravings during active recovery & beyond
  • Improve opportunity for therapeutic growth
  • Address insomnia & other conditions related to addiction
  • Energize you during the rehabilitation process

Enhancing Your Spirituality with Holistic Therapy

Holistic treatments help you focus on deepening your spiritual walk by taking you to a place of calm you may not be able to achieve on your own. It is when you are relaxed and inwardly focused that you can dig deeply to understand the root of your addiction, experience intimacy with Jesus, affirm the work God is doing in your life, ask for forgiveness from those you have wronged, and be grateful for your journey to sobriety. Pray for discernment during treatment, asking God to reveal the holistic treatments that glorify Him and are most effective for you. Then, discuss your concerns with a member of the Christian Rehab Network team. Our addiction specialists are versed in all types of therapy approaches and can help you access insurance coverage and financing for short- and long-term rehab.

Most importantly, remember that holistic treatments are not a substitute for God’s power, which is revealed when you walk daily with him through prayer and scripture study. To inquire about Christian addiction rehab or make an appointment to visit one of our partner facilities, dial 877.310.9545 today.