Recovery is a Process, Not a Moment
Recovery from addiction isn’t a moment in time. It’s a process. Physically, it takes time for the brain chemistry of the addicted individual to return to normal, and time for the body to rebuild strength and vitality. Emotionally, patients have a lot of work to do in making amends, rebuilding the trust of those they care about and repairing relationships damaged by drug and alcohol use. Many feel deeply ashamed about their behavior while under the influence.
Through therapy and counseling, individuals in recovery learn to view themselves with more compassion, and eventually accept that the person they are in sobriety is not the same person they were when they were actively in their addiction.
Addiction also hurts an individual’s relationship with God. Spiritually, addiction takes many people into a dark place, leading them to comprise their morals and values. They may feel they have forsaken God, or God has forsaken them. They may not feel worthy of his love. This is an incredibly painful place to be. Emerging from that dark place can feel like a rebirth. Getting reconnected to a personal relationship with God can provide strength throughout the recovery process and is key to relapse prevention.
AARC’s Christian Rehab Program is dedicated to relapse prevention through healing all aspects of an individual – the body, mind and soul. By tending to physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, we not only help individuals develop the skills and tools to both maintain sobriety, but to live a healthy and spiritually fulfilling life with Christ at its center as well.