The New Standard For Recovery
Catholic Rehab Programs
If you’re reading this, you’ve made one of the best decisions you’ll ever make: the decision to seek help. Addiction is a lonely disease. Reaching out to caring, compassionate people who understand it is the first step in your journey to recovery.
Catholic rehab programs are staffed with professional, experienced caregivers. They know what you’re going through and are committed to seeing you get well. At St. Gregory Retreat Centers, you’ll find a safe place to explore your emotions and share your struggles without fear of judgment. You’ll be supported and encouraged. You’ll benefit from the wisdom of others who are farther along on the path to healing. You’ll discover how your mind, emotions and spirit contribute to wholeness and contentment. In faith-based recovery, nurturing the spirit is just as vital as caring for the mind and body.
Faith isn’t always wholehearted, unwavering belief in a higher power. More often than not, faith is choosing to believe in spite of questions, doubts or fears. It may be, for a time, simply leaning on believers whose faith is stronger. It might be turning back to God after a season of apathy or bitterness.
Be assured that God takes your circumstances into account. If you long for a life of grace, freedom, wellness and peace, you’ve come to the right place.
What Is Addiction?
The better you understand addiction, the less power it will have over you. Even nonbelievers can embrace the words of Christ in the Gospel of St. John: “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Let’s start with what addiction is not. It’s not a moral failing or a sign of weak character. Poor choices or decisions made out of ignorance may have led to addiction, but you didn’t deliberately choose it any more than you would choose diabetes or cancer.
Addiction is a chronic brain disease marked by compulsive drug-seeking or other behaviors that have harmful consequences. Even people who sincerely want to stop using almost never succeed without help. Here’s why.
The brain releases chemicals that increase happiness, reduce pain, trigger excitement or otherwise define our life experiences. In healthy people, by God’s design, these chemicals are always at just the right dosage.
Alcohol, stimulants, painkillers and other substances up the amounts of these chemicals. Altering brain chemistry affects your ability to learn, remember, sleep well, perform everyday tasks, exercise self-control and make good decisions. Over time, ironically, substance abuse dulls pleasure. The enjoyment you once felt while listening to your favorite music or spending a romantic evening with your spouse becomes a distant memory.
In short, addiction prevents you from experiencing the full, exhilarating life that God intended.
How Catholic Rehab Programs Can Help
We offer a comprehensive, holistic program tailored to specific needs. Here are some of our services:
• Monitoring detox in a restful, supportive environment
• Exposing and treating the underlying issues, such as depression, sexual abuse or the loss of a loved one, that contribute to addiction
• Teaching clients to recognize and avoid common triggers to substance abuse
• Teaching clients to cope with negative emotions in healthier ways
• Encouraging better nutrition and exercise
• Retraining the brain for improved cognitive skills
• Helping clients plan for the future as sober, productive members of society
• Providing opportunities to grow in faith and knowledge of God’s word
Empowerment Through Faith
“You have given me your shield of victory. Your right hand supports me; your help has made me great.” — Psalm 18:35
If you want to get sober and reclaim your life, you need that kind of champion in your corner.
At St. Gregory Retreat Centers, we believe that a loving, healing God created you for a special purpose. We know the he has your very best interests at heart. We believe that he fully intends to give you new life and that he will supply everything you need for recovery. You don’t have to be convinced of these things to participate in our Catholic rehab programs, but we hope that you start to see God’s power and faithfulness in your life.
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” — I Peter 5:10
St. Gregory Retreat Centers is fully accredited and partners with the American Psychiatric Society and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. Contact us today to reclaim your life and begin recovery.
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