Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. 20 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 17000 people at Saddleback, attracting over 70% of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers.
Celebrate Recovery is now in over 20,000 churches worldwide!
New Life Spirit Recovery
At New Life Spirit Recovery men and women gain hope almost immediately. The environment at New Life is the mixture of love and grace, with an atmosphere that encourages accountability and responsibility. Clients are allowed to engage with God actively, not in a legalistic or rule-oriented matter – but by profoundly encountering the power of redemption. We watch people enter the doors of New Life broken, beaten down, hopeless and filled with shame, and leaving forgiven, restored, ignited with God’s love and on the pathway of a new beginning. New life is not only possible, but guaranteed when the right spiritual, Biblical, healing and life recovery processes are applied.
Faith and Religion in Drug and Alcohol Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous, perhaps the most well-known recovery support group, puts faith at the foreground of its philosophy. Since being founded in the early 1900s, the group proposes that alcoholism reflects a disease of body, mind and soul. Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill W. said men and women who abuse substances “have not only been mentally and physically ill, (they) have been spiritually sick.”
Nearly 80 years later, substance abuse in America has yet to slow. Over the past century we’ve seen myriad medications, therapy modules and self-help routines developed to battle the problem. Faith and spirituality remain among the most time-tested supplements in the world of addiction treatment and provide a core value for many rehab facilities and community support groups that yield success stories.
Ceasing substance use does not guarantee a full recovery for the chemically-dependant; a dramatic change in how one feels, thinks and views the world plays a major role as well. This change can occur in a number of ways, but a renewed sense of purpose can often be credited to an individual’s improved spiritual health and a relationship with God.
Faith-based drug recovery centers and programs address a recovering addict’s medical and spiritual needs. The spiritual element is a large focus of treatment, but traditional drug rehab techniques are also crucial. Standard methods like medically assisted detox and behavioral therapy are used to help manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings, respectively.
Medical and psychological treatments might include:
- Drug detox
- Individual and group therapy
- Supervised medication for withdrawal symptoms
- Life skills and emotional coping training