A faith based track allows the client who is either a believer or has interest in the teaching of Jesus Christ or some other approach to faith to have a chance to strengthen their beliefs and strength in spirituality. Actually, a faith based track can be that of any religion to be honest, but the majority of such approaches in the United States are Christian approaches. Exploring and strengthening one’s Christian or other religious faith allows the client to maintain their recovery after treatment has ended.
Treatment is specialized and highly well put together. To include religion into treatment is a wise choice, but only those who have religious beliefs to begin with or who are interested in the teachings of a religion should engage in such a rehab program. The truth of the matter is that religious and faith based rehab approaches will probably not work on someone who it is being forced upon.
What is faith based rehab based upon? Why is it successful? What makes it work? How does it work? A lot of people feel that faith and religion should be kept out of rehab, but there are some valid aspects to using religion in a rehab program. These are:
Sadly, drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in general has made a serious impact on the residents of the nation. This problem is more severe than it ever has been before, necessitating effective treatment methods and rehabilitative means to do something about it on a more permanent level. To aide us and others who are interested in our overall quest to inform the populace of the crisis that is addiction in the nation today, many organizations, some of which are funded by the government, some of which are nonprofit, have all worked together to provide effective solutions for the nation’s drug problem.
Such organizations as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Trust for American Health (TAH), have all worked together diligently and continuously to provide such statistical data and cruel yet very, very true evidence on this very real crisis and problem for all to see and bear witness to so that something can be done about it. For example:
For some time now faith based rehab programs have been called, “The strongest approach to treatment.” This is often the truth of the matter too because these approaches instill a level of strength and resolve in a person that is hard to meet and hard to match in other rehab approaches. Faith based rehab approaches and sections offer a recovering addict the ability to make it go right with his or her lifetime of sobriety by instilling resolve in belief and faith. Faith and dedication to a wise choice and a healthy goal is arguably one of the strongest mindsets that one can be in, and faith based rehab programs most definitely do just this.
It is recommended that those seeking help with drug and alcohol addiction and substance abuse in general should seriously consider a faith based approach. A lot of rehab centers and programs offer a faith based track as an elective and do not make it a required segment of the program. This is probably the best way to pursue a faith based rehab track. This would entail some counseling from a pastor or minister here and there, and it would entail a bit of Sunday Service here and there too. It gives interested clients a chance to test the waters with faith as it is used in treatment, and if they like it and benefit from it, they can pursue it further.