Diary of an Overcomer Podcast

How to Choose an Addiction Recovery Program

August 19, 2021 Shepherd's Gate Season 1 Episode 6
Diary of an Overcomer Podcast
How to Choose an Addiction Recovery Program
Show Notes

If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction, know where to go to get help is crucial. In this episode we discuss how to know when you or someone else needs help, where to go to find a solid recovery program, how to access that program and we even talk about insurance and relapse.

So give us 30 minutes and find out what it takes to begin the recovery process.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration- https://www.samhsa.gov/
Has a comprehensive national database of recovery programs

National Institute on Drug Abuse- https://www.drugabuse.gov/

Faith based programs-

"Belief, Behavior, and Belonging: How Faith is Indispensable in Preventing and Recovering from Substance Abuse", by Brian J. Grim and Melissa E. Grim, J Relig Health. 2019; 58(5): 1713–1750. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6759672/

- "We find that 73% of addiction treatment programs in the USA include a spirituality-based element, as embodied in the 12-step programs and fellowships initially popularized by Alcoholics Anonymous, the vast majority of which emphasize reliance on God or a Higher Power to stay sober."

- "While negative experiences with religion (e.g., clergy sex abuse and other horrendous examples) have been a contributory factor to substance abuse among some victims, given that more than 84% of scientific studies show that faith is a positive factor in addiction prevention or recovery and a risk in less than 2% of the studies reviewed, we conclude that the value of faith-oriented approaches to substance abuse prevention and recovery is indisputable."

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