Wednesday July 23rd 2014

Free adult Christian drug rehab treatment centers

Secular or Christian?

Most drug treatment centers follow certain addiction treatment guidelines established by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). We list the most commonly recommended treatment therapies below.  But how do you know if a treatment center is in line with Christian principles, or not?

The key factor in evaluating whether a drug treatment center is in line with Christian values is the presence or absence of 12 step teaching.  Most treatment centers in the U.S. are oriented toward the 12 steps, but call and ask before you seek help.  You need to do a little research into treatment program philosophy, as well.

Following is a list of possible treatment options that the APA suggests as interventions for drug abuse and practices that psychiatrists, medical doctors, addiction counselors and other addiction professionals should consider.  As you evaluate treatment programs for alignment with your beliefs, consider that a combination of both secular and spiritual practices can benefit you or a loved on in the treatment of drug addiction.

Pharmacologic treatment options at drug rehab centers

  • Abstinence promotion (Ex. prescribing disulfiram, naltrexone, acamprosate, bupropion)
  • Opioid antagonist therapy (Ex. prescribing naltrexone to block the euphoric effects of opioids)
  • Opioid agonist therapy (Ex. prescribing medications such as methadone, buprenorphine over extended periods of time to maintain certain levels of opioids to manage opioid addiction)
  • Relapse prevention (Ex. prescribing disulfiram, naltrexone, acamprosate, bupropion)
  • Treat co- existings psychiatric conditions (Ex. prescribing antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers)
  • Treat intoxication states (Ex. prescribing naloxone, flumenazil, anticonvulsants, anticholinergics, anti-arrhythmics, and/or adrenergic pressors)
  • Treat withdrawal (Ex. prescribing methadone, buprenorphine, clonidine, benzodiazepines)

Psychosocial treatment options at drug rehab centers

  • Behavioral therapies, including contingency management, community reinforcement, cue exposure and relaxation training, and aversion therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Family therapies
  • Group therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Motivational enhancement therapy (MET)
  • Psychodynamic and interpersonal therapies
  • Self-help groups and 12-step-oriented approaches
  • Self-guided therapies

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21 Responses to “Free adult Christian drug rehab treatment centers
Jon
1:38 am June 7th, 2011

Hi I am looking for a rehab asap please contact me

Alex Quinn
5:44 am August 31st, 2011

Seeing someone who has a heroin addiction is one of the most sad and heartbreaking things to watch a loved one go through. Most people do not understand how hard the life of an addict is and often lose connections with family and friends due to their illness. This disease is hard to overcome but with the right drug rehab it is possible. Please do not ignore anyone with an addiction and help them get the help they need.

jennie porter
4:07 pm January 4th, 2012

My husband is addicted to bath salt and the most recent .. its replacement. We have applied to several agencies but there is such a wait that we fear the worst. We have no more recources to pay for treatment and we need a Christ centered facility. He has 10 weeks of being able to draw unemployment unt he loses his job. His boss has graciously agreed to help and work with us for his benefit. But… he smokes. He wont go somewhere that he cant smoke. This is a problem.. but none the less we are in dire need of help. We live in gaffney sc and can go up to 3 hrs away if we can find somewhere for him to go asap

2:07 am January 7th, 2012

Hi Jennie. You can search the SAMHSA treatment locator by state and zip code to locate a treatment center close to you. If it’s 12-step, the treatment center is also compatible with Christianity.

Aja Richardson
8:52 pm January 9th, 2012

Hello, I am in recovery and have a friend that needs help and is willing to go to any length to receive it. Please let me know.

donna russell
4:15 am November 8th, 2012

My son was arrested 9-13-12, he consumed from 7 to 10 grams of meth. He was taken to jail an held for 3 or 4 hours an then taken to the local hospt by ambulance. He was almost dead by the time he got to the hospt. He Immediatey was heavily sedated because of seizures, then put on a vent, I was then called an told to come to the hospt. When I got there I was told my son was going to die. Later on he was flown to another hospt Were he had to be put on dialysis. After a few days I was told if he did make it, He would be severly brain, nerve an muscle damaged.I watched him suffer for over 3 weeks,while they tried to wake him an get him off life support. He stayed in the Hospt for over a month. The overdose has affected his mind and body..not as severly as Drs. thought. ( he is a walking miracle.).
He has no Ins- An he Got no follow up or after care.

He was prescribed high blood pressure Meds to take when released , he was takin at first but now he isnt ….He is using again. And Im afraid that my son will die if He dont get help. He told me one day that he thought that everyone would be better off if he would have just died.
I was talkig to his sister about it an she said he told her the same thing.
He acts like he hates the world. (We live in SC. Zip 29340)
I dont no if I can get him to seek help on his own. CAN YOU HELP or Can you give me any kind of info on how I can get him help.. (or if he will how to get it on his own)Like I stated above he has no Ins an its hard to get any kind of help without Ins..Also I dont think he is ready or that he even cares what happens to himself. How can you get somenone admited if they dont want to go?? I know he needs to go now, I know my sons body cant take much more .. An if he doesnt get help soon Im afraid Im going to lose my son for good…. I try just about anything to help save my sons life. Please help me.. Help my Son.. Gaffney SC

1:21 pm November 13th, 2012

Hi Donna. Call 1-800-662-HELP, which is a 24 hour national hotline for drug abuse. They can refer you to drug addiction treatment centers in SC, and can also offer you support in how to help you and your family witness his addiction. Addiction is hard on the WHOLE family. And please update us here on how he’s doing. We are praying for you.

Donna
4:11 pm November 17th, 2012

I went to the folling website http://www.samhsa.gov an called there number.
They gave me the name of a person to speak to here at the local Drug Rehab Center.
(Without that name I wouldnt have recieved any help.. Ive already tried)
I was able to get the papers filed to get my son picked up an taken to the Hospt.
Were he refused to give blood or urine for a drug test for over an hour.
Until he was threatened with jail.. An when he did finally give it He failed the drug test..
He was very angry at me an ran me out of his room 2 times. Not in a nice way.
There was a nurse there at his bedside at all times..

They remembered my son,
The DRs. an some of the nurses that were .
They were also there when he was brought in. When he overdosed.
They couldnt believe that he was alive an that he isnt severly brain damaged.
But most of all that he had returned to his drug use.
I was sure he was going to get the help he needs..

He was brought in at 10 am.,, they let him walk out 2 am
My son asked me was I embaressed, because of what I done, An he was getting to leave.
I told him there was no reason for me to be embaressed.
I was so Sad …An very disaponted an even angry that they let him go without giving him the help he needs.
This Hospt. has no on site Psychiatrist ..
They have a online Psychiatrist who interviewed him
An decided to let him walk out of the hospt..
Even though he failed the drug test .

An anyone who knows anything about drug use can look at my son an tell he is a drug abuser..

It was so hard for me to make this happen,
An in a matter of hours all hope was shot down..
Ive lost all hope .. I dont know what else to do.

AN NOW MY SON HAS A DR. BACKING HIS THOUGHTS THAT HE HAS NO PROBLEM.

12:29 pm November 19th, 2012

Hi Donna. It might be time to start tough love with your son. In other words, he can no longer live at home if he’s using drugs. I’d suggest that you consult with an addictions counselor (call the 1-800 number again for a referral) and get a plan in place. Also, check out the website theantidrug[dot] com for more ideas about how parents can intervene when drug use is present in the house.

Donna
1:20 pm December 13th, 2012

Thank you for all the information ..
I told him awhile ago he couldnt live at home
(An that was very to do because for more than 3 weeks I didnt know if he would live or die)
unless he got the help he needs.. He lives were ever he can an out of a car, with a friend who is also an addict. Im afraid he will freeze to death one night. I hardly talk with him anymore. He will text me everyonce in awhile an let me know he is still alive.. But he want call.. I seen him last week an he looks like he has lost 30 pounds. He isnt taking any meds that were givin him when released from the Hospt after overdosing . But he hasnt been taken them since about 2 weeks after release. I just cant belive that they released him at the hospt. without helping him at all . Knowing what all he went through .. An he failed the drug test because he was on drugs when he was picked up by the police that day,,.
Ive tried to get him help starting at the age of 14… There is no help here in Gaffney . An if you have no Ins or money its hard to get any one to help you anywhere .. Here in Gafney even The Mental Health Center wants Ins.. My daughter was raped when she was 18 she got some counseling.. But things got bad for her an she felt she needed more counseling. She had no ins so I took her to Mental Health.. (She was 24 at the time) They told he she needed $150.00 to see someone for the first visit..
She told them she didnt have it ,, They told her to come back when she did.. So theres your help here in this town.. No money ..No Help..
If there is Help here it is hidden well.

leonardo
10:55 pm March 27th, 2013

i m want to quite doing heroin but i need some help .. i have no insurance coverage .. is there any none profite christian rehab center .. pleasse help

Ricky
2:24 am March 29th, 2013

I have a female friend who has been doing drug for 15 years & now she wants to get clean. I don’t think she has ins.But i do no she would like a christian base program. any info. is welcome

Eric
11:21 pm April 14th, 2013

This is an interesting article. I went through a sober living rehab program that christian based and it changed my life completely. I would high recommend a halfway house if you are having trouble battling your addictions.

Monica Olivas
6:36 am May 2nd, 2013

I need you guy’s help please help contact me a.s.a.p.

1:00 pm May 2nd, 2013

Hello Monica. Please call 1-800-662-HELP to get connected with an addiction treatment center in your area. This is a national government sponsored hotline.

Charlene
10:54 am May 11th, 2013

my name is Charlene I live in JHB I have a 26 year old uncle, he is high in drugs he talks to himself and extremely violent he lives with my grandparents and he seems to be fighting with my granny all the time he see people in the sealing and he sleeps with knives under his pillow i am really scared for my grandparents and the big problem is that he does not admit that he has a problem he seem to think that there is nothing wrong with him and my grandparents live in fair every day we tried to get him help but they saying that he needs to admit that he has a problem so if the drugs is so far in his mind how can he ever admit that he has a problem please i need help with this man he needs help urgently he also doesn’t sleep at night he talks to himself right through the night till the next day everyday , they cant afford for a rehab because they on pension

michele
1:29 pm July 13th, 2013

need help with my 38 year old daughter she has 3 kids pain killers

Jim Minson
12:51 am June 4th, 2014

Have almost 50 year old son who cannot get off drugs. He has no money. I am looking for a free Christian based rehab center in the Houston or Austin area.

Rosalinda Perez
9:05 pm June 19th, 2014

I am looking for a free women Christian based rehab in San Antonio tx for my adult daughter

D. j. BLANKENSHIP
6:05 pm June 20th, 2014

My daughter has been in (8) DIFFERENT rehabs and is still taking drugs and drinking alcohol.
She is divorced and only has medicade. She needs to be in a long term treatment She is 50.
all the help you could give her or recommend someplace would be greatly appreciated

Larry
3:08 pm June 21st, 2014

I have the exact problem also. If you get any answers please let me know.

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