Faith-Based Treatment Programs

Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation provides a spiritual foundation for addiction recovery. People of faith struggling with substance abuse are often ashamed and fear judgment. Some will have lost their faith in their higher power. By connecting through religious practice and exercise, one can overcome addiction and grow during treatment.

Many of these treatments also focus on the whole person, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

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What Does Faith-Based Drug Rehab Offer?

Faith-based drug and alcohol rehab centers offer the same rehabilitation and treatment options as other programs. Yet, the difference is the incorporation of faith and spirituality. The spiritual element is a large focus of rehab.

Faith-based drug rehab may incorporate some of the following:

Additionally, some spiritual advisors provide counselling and guidance. Religious leaders help each client find peace through their faith.

Peer support is also integral to faith-based treatment, and group meetings are generally incorporated into treatment. For example, this could include Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous.

Finally, worship and church service is also part of the treatment and recovery plan. This may also include scripture readings, meditations (prayer), and other methods.

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How Much Does Faith-Based Drug Rehab Cost?

The cost of faith-based substance use treatment varies depending on whether the program is entirely private, semi-subsidized, or a non-profit organization. Additionally, it depends if it is a residential or outpatient facility.

Most faith-based drug rehab centers are provided through a religious organization, and there are often some low-cost free treatment options.

However, there are generally costs involved, whether room and board, daily fees, or a flat fee for the program. Like any other organization that does not receive funding from federal or provincial governments, it relies on private donations or charging fees for services. And some will take insurance coverage read about it here.

Our experts recommend contacting the faith-based drug rehab program and inquiring about costs and payment options.  

Why Choose a Faith-Based Drug Rehab Program

Faith can be an integral part of treatment and recovery. A strong faith has proven to prevent people from falling victim to drug addiction and help them recover.

Some studies have shown that 73% of addiction treatment programs in the United States, for example, include a spirituality-based element.

Moreover, roughly 84% of scientific studies have shown that faith is a positive factor in addiction prevention or recovery. There is significant value in faith-orientated approaches to substance abuse prevention and recovery.  

How Does Faith-Based Drug Rehab Help Maintain Sobriety?

Faith-based drug and alcohol rehab helps individuals maintain sobriety through ongoing support, prayer, religious services and a connection to religious organizations.  

Twelve-step support is the most common faith-based approach for recovery. It promotes the belief in a higher power and helps each person stay in tuned to their spirituality and belief system. Sponsors, for example, encourage each person to stay connected to or discover a spiritual path.

How Do I Choose a Faith-Based Drug Rehab Center?

Our Addiction Referral and Consultation Services experts can help you decide what faith-based drug rehab center to use. Consider some of the following tips:

    • Does the treatment center provide a church, mosque, temple, or someplace to pray?
    • What religions does the facility cater to?
    • Some programs provide interfaith and are not exclusive to one faith.
    • Are there religious and spiritual therapies offered?
    • Consider the location of the facility, ideally away from home.
    • Flexible financial options.
    • What aftercare supports does the facility provide?

Choosing the right faith-based drug rehab should be based on individual needs and beliefs. Our experts can help you or your family narrow down the options and answer any question to ensure you or your family makes an informed decision.


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