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What does it mean to be a Faith Based Treatment Program?

“Faith-Based” is a broad term that can be used in many different ways. In fact, it can be so ambiguous that many don’t even know what it means. There are a lot of rehab facilities that claim to be faith-based simply because they allow their clients to privately worship their Higher Power or let residents attend religious services if they feel so inclined. Our Christian Recovery Center takes a different approach when it comes to faith and Christian treatment. We boldly believe that God and Jesus Christ are the Higher Power that will help our clients overcome addiction. Faith in Jesus Christ is the core value of our Christian Recovery Center’s entire program. We firmly believe the only way to truly overcome the recurring pain, trauma, and the...


What is Christian Family Therapy?

Our Christian Recovery Center firmly believes that as the family attends our family program and begins to heal, so too will the addict. This is due to the family’s newly learned ability to set and hold boundaries, which will hold their loved one accountable on a regular basis. We also understand that the effects of addiction can be felt by all family members and they alone cannot always help their loved one fully recover from their drug or alcohol addiction. We are here to help by providing private family therapy sessions on a weekly basis so that your family can grow and progress together. Family therapy is available for both residential inpatient and outpatient Christian treatment programs. The goal of family therapy is to help family members improve...


A Father’s Battle Against Prescriptions

In June of 2007, Eric Jensen was in a motorcycle accident. While receiving treatment for injuries sustained in the crash, Jensen was given a pain reliever prescription and some muscle relaxers. One day after feeling particularly pained, Jensen doubled his dose and quickly became high for the first time. He began taking pills in higher doses, asking for new prescriptions before his old ones were out, and taking pills from his wife and others. This spiral of addiction happened quickly and continued until he finally received help. After finally confiding in his wife and family, Jensen was finally able to move forward by attending and working with with various addiction recovery programs. Many of which were faith based. Fortunately Eric was able to receive help before it was...


Marijuana’s Cloudy Future

Marijuana is the most common illicit drug used in the United States. Although it is contrary to common belief, marijuana is also addictive. Estimates from research suggest that about 9 percent of users become addicted to marijuana; this number increases to about 17 percent among those who start young and increases to 25-50 percent among those who use marijuana on a daily basis. Current Laws In 1970, Proposition 215, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was signed into law which divided substances in 5 Schedules. Schedule I being the most heavily restricted which prohibits any use, medicinal or not. Marijuana landed itself as a Schedule I drug alongside heroin, ecstasy, LSD, etc. It wasn't until 1996 that the CSA was challenged. California lead the way by passing the Compassionate Use Act...


The Effects of Marijuana

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in North America, and the severity of its effects are often greatly disputed. Many people, uneducated about its impact on the body, falsely believe that Marijuana is a safe, non-addictive drug. While there are certainly “harder” drugs that are far more damaging on the body, Marijuana is by no means “safe”, and its effects should be properly understood by all of us. Short-term memory loss Marijuana inhibits the brain’s ability to decide what should be remembered and what should be thrown away. In experiments where users were asked to listen to news stories and then recount what they remember, they were almost completely unable to recall anything they’d heard. Feelings of relaxation and hyper focus The most common side effect of...


How to Choose the Right Christian Drug Rehab Center

Choosing a Christian drug treatment center for you or a loved one is no easy decision. The overall success of recovery will largely depend on the quality and effectiveness of care given while receiving treatment, so it’s important to carefully evaluate your options and take into account your individual needs. Listed below are some factors to consider when deciding between different centers. Length of programs Typically, a longer stay would be helpful for someone struggling with a more intense addiction, so be sure to find out how long each center’s inpatient program is (and outpatient). Program accreditation and licensing A rehab center may be set in the beautiful rolling hills of a unicorn-filled valley, but if it’s not accredited by the state it’s in, and it’s not run by properly...


How to Help an Addict

Drug addiction never affects just one person. When someone you love is suffering with substance abuse it can feel impossible to know what the best way to handle it is – how do you support them without supporting their addiction? Though you can’t force someone to recover, you can certainly respond in a way that is loving without being enabling. Allow consequences to happen Though your natural instincts might be to protect your loved one from the negative consequences of drug addiction, it’s not conducive to recovery. In order to have a desire to change, an addict must recognize that there are consequences to their actions – if someone is there to “bail them out” every time, it makes it easier for them to continue using drugs. Extend love People are...


Do You Have a Shame-Based Family?

In order to understand if you are part of a shame-based family, you have to observe behaviors that take place within a private family setting, find out which behaviors are toxic and unhealthy, and create a plan of action to correct the behaviors. As we discuss common behaviors of a shame-based family, take an objective approach to find out which ones are practiced in your family and what you can do to facilitate change. What is a Shame-Based Family? Shame-based families have very limited and constricted feelings. There may be rules about what feelings are appropriate to share. For example, a family may discourage the expression of anger or sadness, but expect all family members to smile, show happiness, and/or act like nothing is wrong. This causes a person to...


Naltrexone and Vivitrol’s Positive Effect on Christian Treatment

Naltrexone is a medication approved by the FDA for the treatment of alcohol and opiate dependence. It is an opioid receptor antagonist that decreases drinking and opiate use in alcohol and opiate-dependent individuals by blocking the release of endorphins via neural reward pathways. In other words, Naltrexone blocks the body’s ability to feel the “high” that these particular substances produce. This has proven to be helpful for clients that are abstaining from opiates or alcohol on their own and for those who chose to admit themselves into a substance abuse Christian treatment facility because the drug ultimately has a zero effect on the mind and body while the Naltrexone medication is taken. Naltrexone has also been shown to reduce cravings, which for motivated clients can promote long-term abstinence....


Common Christian Rehab Questions

Christian Recovery Center Common Rehab Questions How quickly does a drug or alcohol addiction occur? This can vary by person. Much of it depends on the person’s atmosphere, age, social interaction, etc. A young person who has a family addiction history is more probable to abuse drugs than an older person with no history. What is involved during rehab? The person must abandon his prior way of life by joining the program. Then the patient will go through detoxification which is a phase when the substance of abuse is entirely detached from the body. The addict then acquires in rehab ways to avoid circumstances that have triggered cravings in the past and how to deal with feeling emotions again. The patient learns how to cope. How long does recovery from...