Posts by Faith Recovery
Addiction Group Topics
Group therapy can be vital for those struggling with substance use disorders. It can help people communicate their thoughts and feelings, connect with others, and begin to understand their behaviors and the causes of their addictions. Group sessions at our Christian drug rehabilitation center are held in a safe and confidential space to ensure clients feel comfortable enough to share their struggles and achievements in recovery. Today, Faith in Recovery shares some of the most common addiction group topics we discuss in our sessions and activities that can facilitate long-term sobriety.Read More
Why Aftercare & Ongoing Support is Crucial to Recovery
Addiction treatment arms you with the tools you need to recover. You learn how to manage triggers, cravings, emotions, and the dangers of relapse. Treatment centers provide a highly structured environment to help you focus on your recovery and a support system to help keep you motivated. But the actual test of your recovery starts when you leave the outpatient or inpatient rehab and enter back into your day-to-day routine.Read More
Alcoholism and Nutrition
What is Alcoholism?
Alcoholism, or alcohol abuse, occurs when your body becomes dependent on alcohol. When you are dependent on alcohol, you may miss school or work because of drinking, neglect your hygiene habits, drink alone, eat poorly, or continue to drink after legal problems develop. Physically, when people rely on alcohol, they may experience symptoms like alcohol cravings, shaking, nausea, vomiting, tremors, or lapses in memory.Read More
Gray Area Drinking: Are You a Gray Area Drinker?
or some people, drinking is their number one way of dealing with negative emotions and stress, but this isn’t the healthiest coping mechanism. A glass of wine after a stressful day at work can easily turn into a glass every day. Women who are in stressful homes, work, and social settings are at higher risk of emotional drinking. Considering “wine mom culture” and other growing alcohol-related trends, we’re going to be looking into this emotional form of alcohol use called gray area drinking.Read More
How to Deal With Drug Addicted Parents
Regardless of our age, our parents will always have some sort of influence on our lives.
These influences not only include the genes that we inherit biologically but also the behaviors, habits, values, morals, and communication styles we have adopted from our parents or caregivers. The same goes for children of addicts. Growing up with drug-addicted parents can be difficult in more ways than one. If you’re in this situation, below is a guide on how to deal with drug-addicted parents that can help.Read More
What Does the Bible Say About Enabling?
There are two sides to enabling: the positive sense of empowering others or the negative sense of encouraging dysfunctional behavior. Today, we’re going to focus on the negative form of behavior, in which an individual protects someone from experiencing the full impact and consequences of their actions. Enabling can be applied to many situations, with one of the most common being addiction. As a Christian drug rehabilitation center, this is a problem that we see in many of our clients’ relationships. For this reason, we’re answering the question “What does the bible say about enabling?” as well as the red flags of enabling behavior.Read More
Is My Career Fueling My Addiction?
How Your Job May Be Causing Your Addiction
Addiction is more often than not caused by underlying issues as people deal with stress and trauma in their daily lives — and one of the biggest sources of stress in a person’s life can be their career. Since different jobs can cause different feelings of stress, anxiety, and exhaustion, it’s important to understand the common fields which are more susceptible to substance abuse.
The world of finance is extremely fast-paced and puts a lot of pressure on employees to deliver results.Read More
Five Reasons to Choose A Faith-Based Rehab Program
If you or a loved one suffers from drug or alcohol addiction, it can be intimidating to decide upon a course of action. When looking into treatment, individuals and families are left with a difficult question – “Which treatment option would be the most beneficial?” If you or a loved one are seeking treatment, it’s important to weigh all available options.
Many different approaches to recovery are likely to be effective. However, there are teachings central to secular addiction recovery that can hinder one from healing. Incorporating Christian principles into your recovery will not only help you heal from your addiction; these Christian principles will give you newfound direction and purpose in life.Read More
What Traditional Alcohol and Drug Rehabs Are Missing
There are many different approaches to helping people find sobriety. And each of them has their own upsides and downsides. The main point that people should know is that any effort toward living a life free from alcohol and drugs is beneficial. Living beneath the cloud of addiction is a life littered with chaos and pain for the addicted and his or her loved ones.
However, even though any action toward sobriety is advantageous, there are parts of the traditional rehab process that stand to be improved upon. Elements of Christian alcohol and drug rehabs directly address these deficiencies.
But how has that been accomplished? And what has been left out from traditional drug rehabs?Read More
Rebuilding Relationships Through Christ In the Aftermath of Addiction
When an addiction takes hold, there aren’t any aspects of life that it doesn’t impact. One of the more significant areas of life that it can harm is the relationships you have with your loved ones. The good news is that those relationships don’t have to stay damaged forever. You can still work to rebuild those relationships through Christ.
It’s easy to focus on yourself when you’re in the middle of an addiction. All your attention is given to yourself and your needs, often at the expense of those closest to you. Whether you meant to or not, there is every chance that you hurt them deeply. According to Cleverism, it’s important to apologize and ask for forgiveness.Read More