Nontraditional Treatment Options
When we are deciding on whether to enter into a program to help us deal with our addiction, we need to look at the non-traditional type of programs in relation to christian drug rehab centers. Although most people have heard of the Twelve Steps
and Alcoholics Anonymous, there are some equally successful models for recovery that are not based on that philosophy. In fact, the non traditional therapy models existed well before AA was founded and established in 1935. The Native Americans have had recovery circles a century earlier. AA and the Twelve steps were not designed as a treatment for addiction but as a support system or mutual help groups.
Celebrate recovery was founded by the saddle-back church in the 90’s and has since grown exponentially. Many large churches have a celebrate recovery program it is quickly becoming a standard for Christians looking for support outside of AA. Celebrate recovery does resemble the 12 step program in design, however, it is completely separate from the AA programs. Based on biblical teachings and broken down into 8 principles it provides a well rounded aftercare program that is Christ centered. There are more than 10,000 churches nation wide, that offer the celebrate recovery program to the public as an outreach community program to end addiction. Many of the Christian Drug Rehab Centers offer an introduction to the celebrate recovery program as an after care program to continue the recovery process once a client has left primary care.
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Are there Christian Holistic programs that offer non-traditional therapy models along with Christian counseling?
Many people are weary of the medications that traditional therapy models tend to use in the treatment for addiction. There are options for treatment that try to help the individual without the need for psychiatric medications. Although these medications do have their place in the treatment for addiction, often times people that are put on these medications can have adverse effects. It is quite common for someone to enter into a treatment center with a bag of medications that they do not need. Most people will not tell their doctor what the underlying problem stems from, ie: addiction. This omission can result in improper diagnosis and a medication regiment that can be harmful to the individual. Holistic Christian Treatment Centers will do what they call “clean the slate”. What they mean by this is, they will take people off of all their medications and get the person back to a life without the need of psychiatric medications. All therapists will agree that treating the underlying condition through therapy and self discovery yields a better result when dealing with addiction. These programs offer a different approach that treats addiction, not as a disease, but as a condition that can be changed, and overcome. Empowering the individual to take full responsibility for their actions and outcomes of such actions.
Women For Sobriety
Women For Sobriety was founded by Jean Kirkpatrick in the mid 1970’s, having a doctorate in sociology with severe alcohol problems that she did overcome by herself by changing her thoughts when she was depressed or lonely. Her conclusions were that women with drinking or drug problems require a different approach than males with the same problems. She found that addiction to drugs or alcohol became a cooping mechanism for the dealings with emotional and hardships that lead to addiction.
Originally designed to reinforce women’s self values, WFS is in contrast with the traditional Alcoholics Anonymous philosophy of humility and self-worthiness, showing them that they need to work to be empowered to overcome this addiction. The members learn how to better manage issues relating to their life and share with other women to support them in their daily struggles. This program helps women take their negative thoughts and emotions and turn them into positive and self affirming ones. Women For Sobriety is broken down into 13 affirmations that are designed to increase the self worth, emotional, and spiritual growth. Putting aside the past and not dwelling on our misgivings and short comings, women can start taking personal responsibility for their own conditions and use the problem solving skills to help with the recovery process.
Smart recovery’s foundation is in cognitive behavioral therapy, which approaches help clients identify emotional and environmental factors that lead to drug and alcohol dependency as well as other addictive behavioral traits. The smart recovery program teaches clients to respond to these urges in more positive and productive ways. The program is ever evolving to grow and use the latest scientific principles so the program never becomes static.
Smart recovery is an abstinence based program but it does welcome those who are undecided about stopping the drug or alcohol usage.
Smart recovery is best for those who take responsibility for their actions and lives. The program encompasses its teachings around being recovered as apposed to the other school of thought that teaches that we are always in recovery. Even if you believe that addiction is a disease, this program will still benefit those who go through their 4 point program guide. Give us a call now 1-866-391-6530
Smart recovery 4 point guide help the members in the following areas
1. Motivational building and maintaining motivation.
2. Coping with deviant urges to ensure that these urges do not become actions.
3. Managing our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings, to keep us moving in a positive direction.
4. Living a life that is balanced to ensure that there is room for positive and creative outlets.
Knowing that there are choices for recovery helps clients make an informed choice when looking for treatment options. Not being forced into a particular group that you may or may not believe in can have long lasting damaging effects. A one-size-fits-all approach rarely works for those seeking help with their addictions. Exploring alternatives to twelve steps can have a profound result when handling any addictive behaviors.1-866-391-6530
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Nontraditional Treatment Options
When we are deciding on whether to enter into a program to help us deal with our addiction, we need to look at the non-traditional type of programs in relation to christian drug rehab centers. Although most people have heard of the Twelve Steps and Alcoholics Anonymous, there are some equally successful models for recovery that are not based on that philosophy. In fact, the non traditional therapy models existed well before AA was founded and established in 1935. The Native Americans have had recovery circles a century earlier. AA and the Twelve steps were not designed as a treatment for addiction but as a support system or mutual help groups.