7 Reasons To Seek Addiction Treatment
Substance use disorder, which is more colloquially known as drug addiction, is a serious mental...
Exploring treatment and recovery options that don’t have religion as a basis can feel daunting, but it opens up a whole new world of possibility in treatment. Intertwining religion with addiction treatment is not a new concept. It originated even before Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Many religious groups emphasize caring for those who need it most and originated with good and wholesome intent. However, there are other religious groups that are centered around shame, which can feel demoralizing when you’re trying to heal.
For some, the concept of religion and succumbing to the control of a higher power is freeing and empowering. For others, the constructs of religious entities feel suffocating instead of liberating. Some may also dislike religious constructs for personal reasons, such as trauma or growing up in a religious household. You may also identify as an atheist and know you can’t heal with a religion-based 12-Step program. That’s okay. You are worth helping, and there are treatment options for you that are not based on religion.
Therapy is a great way to connect with your inner self and work through past traumas as well as traumatic experiences that occurred during substance abuse. Many therapies can help to treat addiction, but there are a few that are especially helpful.
SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is a science-based program for anyone who needs help and encouragement through non-religious treatment. SMART focuses on a four-point program that can help anyone struggling with addiction. SMART Recovery offers lessons, podcasts, meetings, webinars, support groups, and more to help with your treatment and recovery.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, residential, outpatient, hospitalization, and intensive treatments are among the most effective for battling addiction. There are many residential treatment centers that focus on holistic or therapy-based healing rather than religion. Some even offer in-house 12-Step programs that are not religious for those who don’t want religion to be a part of their healing.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Treatment Locator is a great tool for finding help near you. Addiction can affect anyone, and there is no shortage of treatment facilities, including those without a religious component. Find your treatment center today.
Addiction is scary. If you’re someone who doesn’t want a religious base in your healing, that’s okay. Traditional 12-Step programs for addiction began with religion, but today there are many non-religious options available to you. At RECO Intensive, we offer a comprehensive and customizable treatment plan that is catered specifically to your individual needs. Our professional staff includes therapists, doctors, nurses, and specialists who are trained to help you, whatever your situation may be. Our experienced alumni can also offer help, guidance, and advice for navigating treatment and RECOvery. We understand that religious-based treatment is not ideal for everyone, and we want to help you find what treatment will serve you best. At RECO Intensive, we offer many types of therapy, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, and family/couples/individual therapy. We also offer the Hero’s Journey to self-acceptance and discovery, as well as our famous Adventure Therapy that includes hikes, equine therapy, rope courses, and other adventures. Call RECO Intensive today at (561) 464-6533. Let’s get back to a brighter future.
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