How addiction recovery really happens
Justin’s Lighthouse, we didn’t re-invent treatment, we just do more of it!
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We didn’t make the Addict – We make the Addict better!
HOW ADDICTION RECOVERY REALLY HAPPENS…
The most effective process for overcoming addiction (of all kinds), is for the person to re-build every area of their life to become a new person. There’s not enough time in short-term treatments to cover every area.
Only long-term programs can sufficiently address the core problems of addiction.
You see, substance abuse is a ‘symptom’. It is not THE problem. The use of drugs & alcohol is the result of something else, and usually several ‘something else’s’.
Therefore, if a person is going to find and maintain lasting recovery they must discover and heal the underlying causes that lead a person into substance abuse, in the first place.
Here’s the kicker; If the addict had the ability to discover and heal these root causes on their own they would have already fixed themselves!
It’s not necessary to remember or talk about every single difficult experience. However, it is necessary to understand one’s self more intimately, and, therefore, discover the faulty patterns of responding to life in self-destructive ways.
In order to achieve this one must be willing to invest the time to receive new information & the space to practice this new information
Recovery requires professionals with expertise & lived-experience
It’s extremely difficult to find professionals in the field of substance abuse & mental illness who are actually in recovery, themselves. Counselors & Mentors who have lived, first-hand, the nightmare of addiction, loss, brokenness, and then redemption.
Justin’s Lighthouse was founded by just such a family, who only employs others who have demonstrated healthy recovery. Professional credentials are certainly important, but, without personal recovery experience, most addicts feel they simply can’t relate to the professional (or vice-versa), and, we agree!
For our clients who have the need for psychiatry, a physician, or detox, we have many associate relationships with other professionals to help coordinate a complete continuum of care, while at Justin’s Lighthouse.
When thinking changes – behaviors follow
We rely on God to achieve completeness in 4 areas of Wholeness:
Emotional – Physical – Mental- Spiritual
Although most of our residents arrive with a history of substance abuse, we do not treat the symptoms of addictions.
Instead, we address the core emotional issues involved with the person that have led them to come to rely on drugs/alcohol, in the first place.
When a person isn’t wholly developed in the 4 areas of life, their ‘bad’ behaviors and unmanageable emotions can seem like the most normal thing in the world. They grow accustomed to regular bouts of depression, or, anger, feelings of shame, and so on…
Typical characteristics of a life under-developed:
- Relational problems
- Easily Angered/ frustrated
- Feelings of not being ‘good enough’
- Multiple romantic/promiscuous relationships
- Drawn to abusive relationships
- Lying / Manipulating
- Sense of entitlement
Personal trauma and a lack of knowledge on how to live in a manner that is not self-defeating are the primary areas to work on at Justin’s Lighthouse. To overcome a long history of poor judgments, faulty thinking, bad relationships, and under-achievement.
When a person is whole on the inside they make better choices on the outside. Drugs, alcohol, abuse, & anger no longer become an option for the former addict.
The average traditional drug treatment center posts a less than 12% success rate. This is because they only have a short period of time to deal with the symptoms & triggers of a life-long problem. The core problems that led to the substance abuse are over-looked for the sake of graduating a person in the time-frame set by insurance companies. (what do insurance companies know about recovery?)
We follow science research with a holistic approach
Our faith-based program is entirely different. Our 88% success rate comes from long-term rebuilding of each resident’s entire life. How a person thinks, copes, and, responds to life’s-difficulties.
Simply identifying what a ‘difficult’ situation is for a particular person can be an eye-opening experience!
It’s critical to develop & maintain accountability, personal responsibility, and perhaps the most important, discovering their purpose!
We help each resident embark on their own personal journey of spirituality & self-discovery. We DON’T force-feed the bible or God to anyone!
CALL TODAY FOR HELP, 405-248-2124……. Ask for Tina