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Christian Faith-Based Recovery Programs for Addiction

Faith is a powerful thing and can be a sense of strength for people who are struggling. There are many different types of Christian therapies for drug addiction and alcoholism, but not everything will work for everyone. At Faith in Recovery, we believe in exposing our patients to various Christian rehab programs so that each person can get the most out of their addiction treatment. Read more about the faith-based drug rehab programs we have available at our rehab center to see how these groups may be able to help in your journey to sobriety and a closer relationship with God.

Daily Devotional

Our Daily Devotional group for addiction recovery is the first group of each clinical day. It is an optional one-hour group occurring every Monday and Friday. This group consists of checking in with patients to discuss any issues, concerns, answered prayers, praise reports, or any encouraging words to other patients. It has become a popular group for many of our patients. A patient volunteers to read the Devotional for that specific day from the book Jesus Calling by Author Sarah Young and from the book Impact Devotional Series by Author Anthony Acampora. Patients will then share their experiences related to the reading and how it affected them personally.

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Managing Emotions

This group focuses on handling your emotions in recovery and overcoming emotional obstacles. The group offers patients insightful information about the numerous mental symptoms that may appear throughout the rehabilitation process through psycho-education. These psychoeducational groups help patients gain knowledge of the emotional catalysts for relapse, including tension, anxiety, depressive symptoms, and unresolved trauma. People become more aware of their own emotional landscape by comprehending the link between their emotions and addictive behaviors.

Along with raising awareness, the group helps sufferers improve their coping mechanisms so they can better control their emotions. To deal with difficult emotional states, they investigate a variety of methods, including mindfulness, breathing exercises, writing, and communication skills. Patients can learn to react to emotions in a more positive and adaptable way by adopting these strategies into their daily life.

Substance Abuse Education

Our substance abuse education program in Pompano seeks to give people a thorough understanding of how addiction and one's physiology, emotions, and general well-being are related. In order to understand how drugs affect the body and brain, the substance misuse education program investigates the physiological and psychological facets of addiction. The science of addiction, including the brain changes that take place and the ways that drugs can affect emotions and cognitive functions, is explained to participants.

People are better able to identify and deal with triggers that can result in relapse by comprehending the complex interaction between addiction and the body. Stress, peer pressure, social contexts, and co-occurring mental health illnesses are just a few of the scenarios that the program addresses and which frequently provide challenges to those in recovery. Participants can create efficient coping mechanisms to deal with these circumstances and maintain their sobriety by increasing their knowledge and understanding of them.

Local Church Services and Events

Patients are transported to Sunday church service at Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale. They attend a recovery ministry service on Wednesdays called EiKon, as well as Beach Baptisms, Praise & Worship concerts, Prayer meetings, Church BBQ events, and more.

Bible Studies

A weekly recovery Bible study is an important part of our Christian addiction programs. It is held to discuss basic Biblical principles and to allow patients the opportunity to ask questions and share about the Bible. We have two Bible studies per week for our Faith in Recovery clients. We also have a Monday Night Bible study for our mental health clients.

Unforgiveness the Spiritual Poison: Surrendering the Right to Get Even

Unforgiveness the Spiritual Poison: Surrendering the Right to Get Even

Unforgiveness is the single most popular poison that the enemy uses against God's people, and it is one of the deadliest poisons a person can take spiritually.

Here are two commandments in the Bible that we should always remember:

Matthew 22:37-40, "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

Jesus gave us very important commandments to follow; one of them was to love one another as He has loved us (John 15:12). Love is the exact opposite of unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, hate, pride, and bitterness. You can't truly love somebody and hold bitterness or unforgiveness against him or her at the same time.

We must forgive others and learn how to accept people for who they are, and grow stronger from past negative experiences or sadness and anger caused by others. Our group therapy discusses solutions when dealing with unforgiveness.

Integrating Faith in Recovery – Spiritual Principles of Recovery

This faith-based addiction recovery group focuses on the 12 steps of recovery and how they relate to Biblical principles, beatitudes, the Sermon on the Mount, books of James, Psalms, and Gospels, etc. The group members utilize the wisdom of the Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ as inspiration as they travel the path of sobriety and spiritual development.

The group emphasizes the value of submitting to a higher authority, seeking God's wisdom and strength, making amends, and leading a life of service to others by putting the 12-step program into a Christian framework. The Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount, which contain the teachings of Jesus, offer a moral compass and a source of hope for people who are battling addiction.

Participants explore the books of James, Psalms, and the Gospels through regular meetings, group discussions, and shared experiences in search of guidance, inspiration, and consolation in their quest for recovery. They delve deeper into themselves, their beliefs, and their relationship with God by examining how these biblical passages might be applied to their individual struggles.

Members of this faith-based support group discover a Christian community that appreciates their struggles and shares their faith. Together, they encourage one another, pray, and study the Bible, creating a climate of acceptance, love, and inspiration.

Overcoming Guilt & Shame in Recovery

This group focuses on helping patients overcome guilt and shame in recovery. It gets to the root causes and underlying issues of why patients use or have used alcohol or drugs. It highlights the patient’s new identity in faith and seeing themselves through God’s eyes. The group participants strive to comprehend the ingrained feelings of guilt and shame through discussions, personal tales, and encouraging counseling. They investigate whether past events, trauma, or erroneous self-perceptions may have been the source of these feelings. People can start to heal and lay a strong foundation for their recovery path by recognizing these triggers.

Highlighting the patient's new identity in religion and urging them to view themselves through God's eyes are important components of this group's strategy. They explore biblical teachings and glean guidance from verses that emphasize atonement, redemption, and the transformational nature of God's love. Patients can progressively release the weight of guilt and shame by internalizing these teachings, embracing a revitalized feeling of self-worth and purpose.

The group includes readings from Anthony Acampora's "Overcoming Emotional Obstacles through Faith: Navigating the Mind Field" to reinforce their conversations and offer helpful advice. This website provides useful tips and methods for overcoming the emotional difficulties that develop throughout recovery. It offers advice on fostering self-compassion, creating healthy coping methods, and enhancing one's faith as a source of comfort and solace.

Celebrate Recovery

Our Celebrate Recovery program is a ministry designed to help people who are hurting. It is made up of people who are on a journey toward wholeness. These people are seeking recovery and celebrating God's healing of life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Trained leaders provide safe, confidential, Christ-centered addiction treatment groups where people can grow. They offer their stories as fellow travelers on the journey to healing.

Change is possible by the power of Jesus through this biblical program.

Biblical Anger Resolution Groups “Anger the Potentially Destructive Emotion”

This group focuses on a biblical approach to anger management. It covers how to control our thoughts and anger. Patients learn to redirect the focus from how something or someone hurt them to how to forgive and what can be learned from the situation.

Guest Speakers

As part of our Christian addiction programs, our patients have had the opportunity to meet and listen to some of the most nationally and internationally known speakers, including:

  • Former NFL player Mike Blanc
  • Founder of the band Newsboys, John James
  • Recovery Radio Show Host Indian Bob
  • Abundant Life Sr. Associate Pastor Al Scavone
  • My Recovery Radio show host, Former Mr. Colorado Kent Paul
  • Recording Artist and Rapper Tony Ray Edwards
  • NY Times Best-selling Author, TV, and movie personality Brandon Novak
  • Fusion Church Miami Pastor Conrad
  • Inspirational Speaker Jonathan Nowlan
  • And many more…

Individual Faith Counseling

Individual faith counseling sessions are available to all Banyan patients. Individual Faith Counseling sessions are facilitated by our Chaplain at Banyan Boca, Boca Mental Health, Seaside, Stuart, and Lake Worth locations. The chaplain contributes a wealth of expertise and experience, offering a sympathetic and judgment-free setting for people to voice their ideas, uncertainties, and questions.

Patients can talk about their religious questions, find comfort in prayer or meditation, and look for ways to incorporate their spirituality into the healing process during these sessions. The chaplain aids people in developing closer ties with their higher powers and learning fresh perspectives and deeper meaning from their religious beliefs.

To learn more about how our faith-based recovery programs can help transform your life for the better, contact Banyan Treatment Centers Christian-based rehab today.

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