Understanding Addiction Recovery
At Teen Challenge USA, our addiction recovery program does not focus solely on abstaining from addiction. Successful recovery from addiction relies on replacing those addictions with a fulfilling and life-affirming experience with Jesus Christ. We believe that the void that people attempt to fill through addictions can be truly filled with a new identity in Christ. A restored relationship with God can transform those who are broken into a new creation through Jesus Christ.
What is Addiction?
Addiction is characterized by a progressive loss of control over the use of a substance or behavior. The user becomes obsessed with the substance or behavior despite adverse consequences and vigorously denies the existence of a problem if confronted. Addiction affects not only the individual person but can also be damaging to families, relationships, careers, and many other aspects of life. Teen Challenge USA has addiction recovery programs that help those with many issues, including drug and alcohol recovery.
Teen Challenge USA understands that there are many other problems, in addition to drugs and alcohol, that have the potential to do as much damage as substance abuse. In fact, substance abuse is often symptomatic of a much deeper life-controlling problem. Those suffering from these kinds of addictions benefit from addiction recovery programs as much as those with substance addictions.
Lifestyle addictions cover a wide array of issues that affect a number of people. Some lifestyle addictions include:
- Poor self-image
- Violence and anger issues
- Eating disorders
- Sexual addiction
The underlying current beneath these and other life-controlling problems is a broken person in urgent need of compassionate, holistic, and empowering help. The Christ-centered approach to our addiction recovery centers offers the time and space for those who are struggling to experience God’s love and grace.
Drug addiction is a progression that begins with a one-time use of a chemical substance and results in a full dependency. This dependency can create strains in relationships and careers and can lead to a debilitating feeling of hopelessness.
At Teen Challenge USA, we recognize that addiction is a serious and overwhelming issue. Abusing substances like meth, heroin, pills, and alcohol is like racing down a path to destruction. Change is possible with the right help. The path back to recovery may have detours and setbacks, but a new life is worth the effort.
The Addiction Recovery Program at Teen Challenge USA
At Teen Challenge USA, our faith-centered addiction recovery program is there to help you take back control of your life and understand your worth and identity in Christ. We help people of all ages, not just teens, triumph in their addiction recovery and restore hope to their lives. Contact us at Teen Challenge USA today to see how we can help.