At ChristianDrugHelp.org, we strive to bring you the most up-to-date answers and guidance on substance abuse and recovery. Knowing the serious nature of addiction, we are committed to offering you with sound advice that is faith based, judgment free and informative.
Drug and alcohol dependency can have devastating effects on the individual, family and community. So when someone contacts us, we are very aware of the stakes and need for compassion.
Our faith based consultants are oftentimes in recovery themselves, so they understand firsthand the suffering caused by drug dependency and alcohol abuse. We encourage you to openly share your situation with them so they can best help you.
You can feel confident knowing that our network of affiliates and treatment providers are pre screened to meet the highest standards of care.
We believe recovery is a gift from God to be shared with others. So if you or someone you love needs help, please allow one of our Christian recovery advisors to assist you today at: 800-980-3927.
The path to addiction treatment isn't a straight line, and the process is as individual as the people we're helping. The following topics cover the most common areas of substance abuse rehabilitation and give you a brief overview of what to expect. Don't let the name fool you, Rehabs.com can help with the entire range of drug and alcohol treatment phases, not just Rehabs! If you're ready to take the next step and get help for yourself or a family member, call an advisor today. Don't waste another day you could spend getting well.
So you're looking to get help, either for yourself or someone you love. This is the first major step toward a sober, drug-free life!
When your loved one or friend doesn't recognize the damage they are doing to themselves or people around them, a difficult but necessary discussion must be had.
Alcohol and Drug Detox
Detoxification is the process whereby the body is carefully weaned off the addictive substances in a measured fashion while any withdrawal symptoms are treated.
A patient continues their stay in a residential facility or outpatient program for physical and mental recovery, during and after the completion of a detox regimen.
Key components to any course of inpatient or outpatient treatment are group and individual addiction therapy. They help the patient to overcome root issues and build healthy coping skills.
Aftercare helps create a strong support network, which is a vital part of staying sober and drug-free. It often begins in a group therapy setting.
Sober living communities are for patients who want the ongoing support and camaraderie of others adjusting to a new, clean life.
A person's commitment to long-term wellness requires attentiveness and support, and it will create physical and mental health benefits for the rest of their lives.
Making sure you're in tune with your mind and body, while knowing how to keep yourself from relapsing during stressful times will be the key to keeping yourself free from addiction.
Christian Drug Help are Christians In Recovery whose mission is to nurture those that have been impacted by addiction. We provide faith based resources, referrals and support services for those struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders and mental health disorders. If you or someone you care about is looking for a Christian treatment rehab center, detox facility, residential inpatient program, outpatient care setting, substance abuse counselor, sober companion, interventionist or 12 step meeting, Christian Drug Help can help.
With over 20 years of experience in the field of addiction and mental health disorders - our trained specialists and network of drug and alcohol treatment rehabilitation providers assists adolescents, teens, young adults, executives and seniors find lasting peace and freedom from addiction.
We know firsthand that when someone turns their life over to the care of God, recovery from chemical dependency can happen. Experiencing a more meaningful existence can occur and the ravages of addiction can be overcome.
Guilt, shame, anger, anxiety, anguish, depression, pain, trauma and hopelessness are oftentimes associated with being underlying causes of addiction. Treating these psychological conditions, along with potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms resulting from prolonged drug use should always be part of an effective treatment plan. Additionally, laying the groundwork for a spiritual life that is faith based reinforces daily recovery so it can take root, grow stronger and endure.
Begin the healing process today! Speak with one of our recovery advisors and receive a free confidential consultation.
Finding appropriate placement and the right level of care can be overwhelming for anyone scouring the Internet. Affordability can also be discouraging for anyone without health insurance or families already financially stressed. Individual needs, resources and demographics are considerations our specialists factor in when offering recommendations.
Enrolling in a treatment program of recovery is a huge step in the right direction. Equally important is the training, effectiveness and quality of care given by the clinical team at that program.
Our assistance, like that of the drug and alcohol treatment programs we work with must deliver results and be willing to go the extra distance. Placement recommendations are based on client need, affordability and program accomplishments.
Having worked with many treatment centers across the country, we have lots of experience helping you pick one that delivers the best possible health care for you or your loved one.
No two people suffering from addiction, an eating disorder and/or mental health disorder are alike. If the individual isn’t receptive to a particular “brand” of counseling, he or she will not respond to it.
Selecting the appropriate form of treatment, length of stay and providing aftercare suggestions is done on a case-by-case basis. Everyone that contacts us deserves unbiased recommendations and courteous assistance.
Every family has different needs, requirements and circumstances. If you would like our input with the important decision of picking a treatment program that best fits the needs of your loved one, please don’t hesitate to ask for our help.
If someone you care about is telling you no, I won’t go to treatment, I don’t need help, the problem isn’t that bad – or acknowledges they need help, but doesn’t follow up on getting it – you are in the right place. Without competent assistance, dealing with destructive behaviors can leave families discouraged or convinced that nothing can be done. Fortunately, these are the exact type of difficulties we are trained to deal with when encountering addiction and mental illness. In fact, every family seeking our assistance has told us they were met with either resistance, excuses, denial or minimization when they approached their loved one with getting help. Meanwhile, more than 98% of these same families were later told by their loved one, “okay, I’m willing to go to treatment” after allowing us to facilitate their intervention.
An Intelligent Approach:
By focusing our attention on interrupting the powerful hold taking place within the limbic system (complex area of the brain that supports a variety of functions; including emotion, behavior, motivation and long-term memory), we specifically address what’s preventing someone from accepting professional care. Our experienced Intervention Specialists are adept at pinpointing the blocks, breaking through denial and systematically dealing with the irrational thinking that affects a person’s decision making abilities.
Initiating An Intervention:
When a person’s thoughts and decision making abilities are impaired, wisdom compels us to take proactive measures – despite their resistance or implausible excuses about receiving help. The harm being caused to their brain’s structure, along with other risk-factors may one day have irreparable repercussions, so doing nothing is not the answer.
We know from our own personal accounts how distressing it is for families to watch their loved one struggle with addiction and/or a mental disorder. We also know how debilitating it is to be the one consumed by a chronic illness. This insightful vantage point has allowed us to truly understand the pain, suffering and desperation each side undergoes. It is also why we maintain training standards above occupational requirements and our success rate exceeds our peers.
How It Works:
Prior to staging an intervention, we meet with the intervention participants and provide them with clear instructions on what to say and do. Any foreseeable errors or distractions are carefully examined during this pre-intervention or dress rehearsal meeting. After our strategy is formulated, we then meet with your loved one and present them with a dignified solution to treating their medical condition.
In our initial phone interview, we will discuss relevant issues in order to do a thorough evaluation. Once a comprehensive profile is factored in, a strategy will be developed that is tailored around your loved one’s particular situation. Cost, logistics, time frame and any other questions or concerns you have will also be answered.
Crisis situations are extremely stressful for the inflicted individual and those closest to them. If someone you care about needs help, take the next step... Move forward – because without change – it will not get better.
A Sober Companion and Recovery Coach's primary purpose is to assist and support adults and adolescents who seek, need and must maintain daily abstinence. They are committed to the process of helping a client improve their quality of life, build healthy coping skills and experience lasting freedom from substance abuse.
They assist people struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction, mental health disorders, eating disorders, sex addictions, anxiety disorders, major depression and gambling problems. It is a one-on-one level of care that is tailored to support the individual.
Sober Companions and Coaches are available in all 50 States and internationally. They are able to work with a client on an hourly basis such as; attending a specific event, appointment or meeting, as an escort to and from a residential treatment program or detox facility, or as a daily, weekly and monthly live-in.
Along with the presence of a trusted Sober Companion, supervisory progress reports can be provided for employment or legal matters, they can work in conjunction or closely with treatment centers and schedule clinical oversight with a qualified therapists and/or psychiatrist.
Utilizing a Nutritionist, Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor and other professionals from various fields can also be incorporated to provide clients with a well-rounded itinerary and balanced treatment plan.
Clients are encouraged to re-engage in their career, a favorite hobby, sport or other interest that helps them develop and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Replacing drug-using activities with constructive and rewarding non-drug-using activities is an essential. Adhering to a balanced approach for daily living, a skillful sober companion strives to bring alignment to the lives of those they serve.
Understanding that no two people or situations are alike, every potential client brings a unique set of circumstances, level of addiction, education, life experience and exposure to recovery. Coaches and companions are afforded amazing opportunities to work with diverse population groups and relationships of trust, respect and admiration seamlessly develop.
Sober coaches and companions are trained professionals with a minimum of three years of abstinence and/or certifications in their respected field. Client’s, family members, agents and doctors are encouraged to call for our assistance prior to or after someone has been to detox or rehab. People struggling with a history of relapse or someone who wants to further ensure their recovery will stay on track is well served to consider this added safety net.
Anyone returning home from treatment unaided will be met with stressors and triggers. Having a sober professional nearby improves the outcome that relapse will not occur. Common pitfalls many encounter when engaging or re-engaging back into their lives are reduced and recovery is amplified as the sober coach/companion picks up where rehabs leave off.
There are three primary types of sober professionals: