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Christian Group Therapy Offers Insights into Faith and Substance Use

Drug and alcohol dependency touch every area of a person’s life. Lost in the twilight of addiction, men and women struggle against feelings of despair, searching for a pathway that will lead them back into the light. For many, that pathway can be found through surrender to a Higher Power. Christ and His eternal message of love, forgiveness and redemption can provide the inspiration for change, along with the hope that change is truly possible.

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The Role of Community in Christian and Faith-Based Treatment

People enrolled in faith-based rehab programs have chosen an ambitious path to healing. Life transformation is their ultimate goal, and their recovery from addiction is their launching point to a new and better future. For those who experience drug and alcohol dependency as a spiritual crisis, faith-based treatment programs can be ideal. Their therapy sessions will incorporate highly valuable religious or spiritual perspectives and insights, which can only aid their attempts to get clean and sober. Their time in faith-based recovery will give them the chance to forge a closer relationship with God, and with others who share their interest in spiritual matters.

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Addiction and Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood

Substance abuse and addiction are very complicated issues, but contributing factors may be a result of poor, delayed or incomplete psychosocial development. Psychosocial skills and values, such as trust, self-identity, competence and purpose, are important for functioning normally within society.

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Hazing and the Medical Amnesty Act on College Campuses

In the U.S., many students enrolled in colleges and universities take part in a dangerous practice called binge drinking. Some of these students drink voluntarily, while others do so under coercion during a hazing ritual. Whatever the reason for binge drinking, the activity can lead to life-threatening alcohol poisoning and other serious problems.

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The Importance of Family in Recovery

When a person struggles with a substance use disorder, their family struggles too. Addiction is often called a family disease, because family dynamics contribute to and are affected by substance use. When families come together to support a loved one in recovery, and support each other, they can learn to change behaviors and enjoy a more positive and healthy home environment.

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Peer Recovery Advocates: Providing Continuing Care After Treatment

Peer Recovery Advocates: Providing Continuing Care After Treatment

Social support is an important part of recovery from substance use disorders. Anyone working an addiction treatment program can benefit from all types of social support, but the guidance of someone who has had similar experiences with drugs or alcohol is particularly powerful. Peer recovery advocates are in recovery themselves, and they devote their time—either as volunteers or as paid staff—to provide recovery services and social and emotional support to their peers.

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Preventing Drug Abuse Starts at Home with Parents

Parents tend to underestimate the power they have to affect their children’s lives, especially as they become teenagers and the influence of their peers grows. The truth is that for most young people, parents have the biggest impact on many aspects of their lives from their values to their health choices.

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The Importance of Early Education to Prevent Future Addiction

Many people think of drug and alcohol addiction as problems affecting adults. However, in reality, patterns of substance abuse and addictive behavior are often first established in adolescence, or at an even younger age. This means that early education plays a critical role in preventing the onset of substance use problems in later life.

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