Spirituality in Recovery: Faith-Based Treatment
Holistic, comprehensive rehabilitation services can help those suffering from a substance abuse problem, eating disorder, sexual addiction or mental health disorder bring their lives back from the abyss. In many cases their chances of recovery will be dramatically enhanced if spiritual practices and beliefs are included in their treatment programs.
People of faith gain a greater sense of meaning and purpose from their embrace of a spiritual perspective. It boosts their self-esteem and empowers them to face life’s trials head on and without fear of failure. Spirituality and recovery are in harmony with respect to their overall goals, bringing peace, hope and healing in a time of crisis.
Spiritual Practice and Traditional Rehab
Faith-based treatment is not a separate practice from traditional rehab. As a part of inpatient or outpatient treatment patients in spiritually oriented programs will have access to a full menu of traditional, evidence-based rehabilitation services, including:
- Medical detox
- Individual counseling
- Group therapy
- Self-help support groups (such as 12-step meetings)
- Family therapy
- Psychoeducational learning opportunities
Spiritual rehab is designed to supplement and reinforce traditional treatment methods, not replace them.
Spiritual Healing for All Faiths
Faith-based treatment is a broad term that applies to a variety of belief systems. You can find treatment programs tailored to Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist or Taoist faiths. You can also find programs that introduce Native American traditions, and others that are spiritual without subscribing to any particular religion, where all approaches are respected as legitimate avenues for incorporating spirituality in recovery.
At The Ranch, people from different religions or spiritual traditions often speak, listen and pray together in group therapy sessions or classroom settings, in an atmosphere of respect, tolerance and mutual support. Strong relationships between practitioners of different faiths are often formed during the recovery process, and these healing-centered friendships can provide vital moral support.
In faith-based rehab, spiritual themes and practices are seamlessly interwoven with traditional therapies, with guidance from therapists and support staff. The needs and interests of clients who choose faith-based treatment programs are respected and honored by all.
A Sacred Mission
Spiritual rehab helps men and women in recovery rediscover and reaffirm their connection with a higher power, or with a source of inner strength they’d lost track of long ago. Recovery from addiction or mental health disorders engages the mind, body and spirit in the healing process.
We’ve seen the energy, vitality and strength of purpose people can gain when they include spiritual practices and study in their recovery regimens. Faith-based treatment is powerful for many. Could it be right for you?