Is a Christian Recovery Program Right for Me?

Addiction treatment is a highly individualized process—it’s important to find what works best for someone’s unique situation. Often, this means getting treatment alongside peers with similar shared experiences and values in a specialized treatment program.

One of several specialized treatment tracks offered at Greenhouse Treatment Center in Texas is the Christian Recovery Program. This approach combines evidence-based treatment methods and Biblical principles.

12-step programs, which are employed heavily at rehabilitation centers and beyond, have helped millions of people get sober and remain in recovery. The second of the 12 steps in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is believing that a greater Power can restore someone to sanity after their lives have become unmanageable due to substance misuse. Other steps also involve surrender to God, prayer, and spreading the message they received through God to other people struggling with drugs or alcohol.

The Christian Recovery Program at Greenhouse builds upon these principles and tailors the existing steps to be integrated specifically with Christianity. Christ-centered drug counseling, learning sessions, fellowship activities, and outings to church are also included in this faith-based program.

Therapy Methods at Greenhouse

Faith is an integral part of addiction recovery for many people. But it’s also important for treatment centers to retain an evidence-based focus on addiction treatment. There are many therapies used in addiction treatment that have been proven effective. These include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on correcting negative behavioral and thought patterns that may lead someone to use drugs.
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI helps someone get inspired to get and remain sober by having them outline their goals. This makes a patient more receptive to the hard work it takes to remain in recovery.
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. This form of therapy enables patients to recognize self-defeating thoughts and replace them with positive and productive ones.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT revolves around 4 principles, broken up into 2 seemingly opposed pairs: mindfulness vs. interpersonal effectiveness, and distressed tolerance vs. emotion regulation.
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). This form of therapy is especially useful in helping people who have suffered trauma, mitigating the symptoms that may trigger them to relapse.

Patients treated at Greenhouse can also participate in supplemental holistic therapies, that many patients find helpful when combined with the evidence-based methods listed above. These alternative therapies include:

  • Art therapy.
  • Music therapy.
  • Yoga and meditation.

There are also many other specialized treatment tracks for people of differing demographics and experiences.

Aftercare with Greenhouse

Recovery is a lifelong process, which means former rehab patients must always remain focused to avoid relapse. Aftercare is an important step for many people. This can mean many different things for different people. For some, it may mean transferring directly from a rehab center into a sober living facility. For others, simply continuing on a 12-step program and attending weekly meetings is sufficient.

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, it’s not too late to get help. Please reach out to an admissions navigator at . They can help you find a treatment option that is right for you.