The New Standard For Recovery
Christian Drug Program
God’s Perfect Timing
Every day, people from all walks of life suddenly find themselves estranged from their loved ones, unable to perform their jobs, in legal trouble or obsessed with getting high.
Do you fear that you may be addicted to an illegal substance or prescription painkiller? There’s no more crucial time to be honest with yourself.
Here are some of the risks and symptoms associated with addiction:
- Having a blood relative who struggles with substance abuse or mental illness
- Having a mental disorder like depression, anxiety or bulimia
- Being a victim of sexual abuse or violence
- Experiencing emotional trauma such as divorce or the death of a loved one
- Repeatedly trying without success to give up drugs
- Using drugs more often or at higher doses
- Taking drugs that aren’t prescribed to you
- Lying about your drug use
- Experiencing mood swings
- Declining social events that don’t involve drugs
- Losing interest in hobbies, sports or other pastimes that you used to enjoy
One of the most common ways for God to intervene is through people who know you well. If your spouse, child, best friend, boss and personal trainer have asked if you’re okay, you’re probably not.
It’s no accident that you found us. God knows that you’re worth fighting for, and his intervention is always perfectly timed.
Is Addiction a Mental Problem or a Spiritual Problem?
Addiction is a mental disease marked by compulsive drug-seeking and self-destructive behavior.
It has nothing to do with lack of self-control or moral failing. You may have made poor choices that opened the door to addiction, but millions of fine, upstanding people make poor choices and do not become addicted. Don’t park there.
” … Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 3:13-14
No matter how you got here, you’re in the right place. Anyone who judges you for becoming addicted or entering rehab doesn’t know much about addiction. Anyone who tells you that you’re unlovable now doesn’t know Jesus very well.
Addiction is a spiritual problem in the sense that it keeps you from experiencing the contentment, peace, freedom, sense of purpose and sheer joy that God wants for you. It also inhibits your ability to love God with your entire being as he desires:
“He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind … ‘” — Luke 10:27
” … May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” — I Thessalonians 5:23
These are just two of the many Bible verses that illustrate how we’re made.
We have a physical body. We have a soul, which encompasses the mind, will and emotions. We have a spirit, sometimes referred to as the heart. By design, these work together and perfectly complement one another to form a complete, well-rounded person.
At St. Gregory Retreat Centers in Iowa, we believe that the only effective treatments address all aspects of your being: the body, the soul and the spirit. Our Christian drug program is designed to nurture all three and restore them to health so that you can enjoy the exhilarating life God has in store.
What to Expect From a Christian Drug Program
Therapy is focused on uncovering the roots of the problem. We fully embrace proven scientific methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, that help clients identify emotional triggers and set strategies for avoiding them.
Peer group sessions provide a safe forum for sharing your struggles without fear of judgment. You can also get tips for avoiding relapse from those who are farther along on the path to recovery. God works through family or marriage counselors to restore broken relationships.
There are exercise classes, nutrition classes, vocational helps, Bible studies and many other services to prepare you for clean living.
Be assured that Christ has your very best interests at heart.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” — Jeremiah 29:11
St. Gregory Retreat Centers is an accredited Christian drug program that partners with the American Psychiatric Association and National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. Contact us today for help.
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