Prayer–Inspirational Quotes for Your Consideration

Prayer is not for everyone. That is the great thing about having so many treatment options now. However, there are a great many people who have incorporated prayer into their recovery efforts and feel it is very beneficial. If you are interested in exploring prayer as a part of your own recovery practices, here are [...]

By | July 24th, 2015|12 Step Recovery, Faith Based Treatment, Recovery|Comments Off on Prayer–Inspirational Quotes for Your Consideration

CR 12 Steps: The Difference

Those in recovery use meetings such as 12 step programs (ie: Alcoholics Anonymous) or celebrate recovery, cr 12 steps, to maintain their sobriety.  12 step programs, such as AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), NA (Narcotics Anonymous), GA (Gamblers  Anonymous) have been clinically found to be effective for millions of individuals with an addiction.  Studies conducted on 12 [...]

Faith Based Treatment

Faith based treatment is a good option for people who believe in spiritual principles and have had a spiritual practice previously. Typically in addiction treatment, the foundation of a faith based program is that a spiritual experience can be the foundation of healing addiction. What Does Faith Based Treatment Require? In many ways the faith [...]

By | December 20th, 2014|12 Step Recovery, Faith Based Treatment|Comments Off on Faith Based Treatment

Faith and the Battle against Addiction: Does it help?

Faith and the battle against addiction is often a debatable topic. Many people who have successfully overcome addiction attribute determination, good treatment and faith to their success, but does it really help? Can you enjoy greater success at overcoming your addiction when you add strong faith to the mix? While it does depend on your [...]

By | December 18th, 2014|12 Step Recovery, Faith Based Treatment|Comments Off on Faith and the Battle against Addiction: Does it help?

Higher Power–Problems and Issues

Relying upon a Higher Power in 12 Step recovery can be difficult for many. Not everyone has had good spiritual experiences and in fact, many have experienced spiritual abuse--being made to go to church, for example, as punishment and abuse.  Still others have experienced abuse from clergy or practices in the church settings. All of [...]

By | October 31st, 2014|Dealing with Trauma, Faith Based Treatment, Recovery|Comments Off on Higher Power–Problems and Issues

Holidays for Addicts

Holidays for addicts in recovery can be very difficult.  Holidays are hard for many people. In the northern hemisphere, many holidays across religions, nations and ethnicities tend to fall in the months that are dark, dreary and cold. Holidays for addicts are especially bad. Here in the USA, the holiday season has already started, with [...]

By | October 12th, 2014|12 Step Recovery, Addiction, Addiction Education, Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Faith Based Treatment, Recovery, Relapse Prevention|Comments Off on Holidays for Addicts

How a Spiritual Counselor Can Help Curb Alcoholism

Alcoholism sure can be a disease that steals a lot from a person. Whether it’s a relationship, career, self-esteem, or purpose, the disease is certainly a negative force to be reckoned with.  With this in mind, realizing the road to recovery can sometimes be difficult as well, with intense cravings and temptations to go back [...]

By | October 10th, 2014|Alcoholism, Faith Based Treatment, Recovery|Comments Off on How a Spiritual Counselor Can Help Curb Alcoholism

Battling Addiction through Faith: Does it Work?

Battling addiction through faith is extremely beneficial for some, and it could be for you, as well. In fact, many people are beginning to turn to their faith to help them overcome their addiction and they are finding success through the support of their church. This approach to overcoming addiction is very similar to traditional [...]

By | September 7th, 2014|Faith Based Treatment, Recovery|Comments Off on Battling Addiction through Faith: Does it Work?

Faith Based Treatment: Will it Work For You?

Many people rely on God or a higher power to help them get through tough things in life. Some people rely on God or a higher power to help guide them to making the right decisions for their life as well. Faith is a foundation that many people live on. When people are addicts and [...]

By | September 2nd, 2014|Faith Based Treatment|Comments Off on Faith Based Treatment: Will it Work For You?

Faith, Religion and Addiction

Addiction is a complex problem that touches on every aspect of a human being. Faith, religion and addiction interact most often when people seek out treatment options and need to find a good match between the addict and a program. Some treatment programs address the damage to an addict's spiritual life and attempt to heal [...]

By | August 2nd, 2014|12 Step Recovery, Addiction, Faith Based Treatment, Non-12 Step Treatment, Recovery, Rehab|Comments Off on Faith, Religion and Addiction