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The Importance of Spiritual Recovery For Addiction


Addiction recovery is an important journey.

Although many people focus on the physical and mental components of recovery, some forget that this process often involves a spiritual recovery as well.

Spirituality and Addiction

Whether or not they hit rock bottom, people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol can frequently experience a loss of faith. It is natural for them to feel ashamed and wonder how this could have happened to them. When personal relationships become strained, their work life suffers, their health is waning, and their life starts to fall apart from their substance abuse, many addicts may feel hopeless. As a result, many may stray from their belief in God and experience a complete loss of faith.

The Benefits of Spiritual Recovery in Rehab

Many people seeking Christian addiction recovery programs are looking for help with their spirituality in recovery because their addictions have put them on a path farther away from God. Whether or not you consider yourself a religious person, there are many benefits to spiritual recovery for addiction.

One of the most important aspects of spiritual recovery for addiction is that it gives recovering addicts something to hold on to when their world seems so unstable. When your life seems hopeless, your faith may be able to save you. If you trust that the Lord will guide you through these dark times, you have a better hope that you can make it to the light at the end of the tunnel.

Many addicts will also find that they lost their personal identity to their addictions. As they progress through a program like our faith-based partial hospitalization program, they will work on not only redefining who they are without drugs or alcohol, but also be able to lean on their spirituality to aid in this discovery process.

A lot of people in recovery struggle to forgive themselves for their wrongdoings when they were addicted. They may carry this guilt around with them for years if it is not properly addressed. An important benefit of spiritual recovery for addiction treatment is that people will be reminded of God’s grace and be encouraged to ask for forgiveness. When they remember that God is willing to accept them for their flaws, they will be more likely to forgive themselves and achieve long-term recovery success.

One of the greatest benefits of spiritual recovery during addiction treatment is the creation of a new community. Especially in early recovery when drug cravings are strong, it is important to have a good support system to keep you on the right path. Finding a Christian rehab that encourages spirituality in recovery means that you will be able to interact with like-minded peers who have a lot of the same beliefs and ideals as your own. Once you leave treatment, you can also carry over your new-found spirituality to a church or Bible study group; both offer support that can continue to help you with your recovery for years to come.

If you or someone you love is looking for help for a substance abuse problem that also allows for spiritual growth, we want to help.



To learn more about our programs and treatment options at Faith in Recovery, do not hesitate to call us at 888-280-4763.

Alyssa

Author ~ Alyssa

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.