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Christian Faith-Based Drug Rehabilitation in Minnesota

For many people struggling with addiction and those in recovery, spiritual healing is just as important as healing the body and mind. Christian drug and alcohol treatment centers provide plenty of resources to help treat all types of addiction. The Christian drug and alcohol treatment centers in Minnesota work much like other rehabilitation centers, but there is a focus on spirituality, faith, and building a relationship with Christ. Christian drug and alcohol treatment programs put faith and Christ as the foundation of treatment to help people achieve sobriety and overcome addiction. The purpose is the same, and this is to help people fight addiction and achieve sobriety. Christ is the base of the entire treatment plan, and the goal is to strengthen the spiritual foundation to the individual can maintain sobriety.

Christian drug and alcohol treatment centers incorporate spiritual healing with evidence-based approaches and even non-traditional approaches to treatment. For example, treatment could include cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, group and individual therapy, and even holistic treatment or adventure and wilderness programs. Some of the common treatment options provided by Christian based programs include education on spiritual principles and teachings, developing a relationship with Christ, religious studies, and participating in meditation and prayer. When searching for a Christian based drug and alcohol treatment center, an addiction assessment is a good place to begin. The purpose of an assessment is to determine the extent of addiction and what treatment programs are the best option.

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Christian Drug Rehab in Minnesota and Spiritual Healing

Spiritual healing is a significant component of treatment when attending a Christian drug rehab center in Minnesota. Many people who attend drug rehab want to focus on treating the mind, body, and spirit. Also, countless people who are struggling with addiction once had a strong faith in Christ, and the addiction clouded their faith. Spiritual healing helps the person re-kindle their connection to Christ and God and helps them achieve sobriety and maintain long-term recovery. Substance abuse and addiction impact many families and individuals that live in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, approximately 5.5% of adults in the state met the criteria for having an alcohol use disorder at the time of this report.

Additionally, at the time of this report, 2% of adults met the criteria for a drug use disorder. Approximately 6.9% of the adult population was in need of some type of substance use disorder treatment, and 5.7% needed treatment for alcohol use disorders. Also, roughly 2.1% of adults needed treatment for a drug use disorder. The rehabilitation process with a Christian drug treatment center is the same as any other program. The first step is detox, and this could involve a medical detox provider or a standard detox provider. However, detox should not be considered the only approach to treatment. Following detox, the next step should involve attending a residential or outpatient treatment center.

It is also important to consider aftercare support, and this could involve 12-step meetings, faith-based support groups, and peer support groups. Maintaining a connection to other sober people after treatment is an excellent way to maintain sobriety.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.