What is Faith-Based Group Therapy?
Faith-based approaches to addiction recovery have proven time and time again to be a very successful means of rehabilitation. Spirituality is an important part of life for many people and can tremendously aid in getting the addict on the right track. No matter the religion, it plays a key role in how people think about themselves and others. When coupled with a strong faith-based group therapy program for the rehabilitation of substance abusers, you have a winning combination for a successful recovery. Many faith-based therapy groups are centered around Christianity and Jesus Christ. They operate off the theory that addiction stems from a lack of spirituality. This lack, or hole, in one’s life is the cause of the addiction or substance abuse. The focus of group therapy then becomes to reintroduce Jesus Christ into one’s life so as to fill this hole and end addiction.
Support After Recovery
When an addict has completed their recovery program and is ready to reintegrate into society as a sober, drug-free individual, they will find a host of triggers and temptations waiting to lure them back to the path of addiction. Without adequate support, some may find themselves giving into temptation and relapsing. Individuals who have completed a faith-based group therapy program often create such strong ties with their counselors, mentors, and peers that they have a lasting support group ready and waiting to help keep them clean and on the path to an addiction-free life.