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Exploring Christianity When Getting Clean and Sober

The task of getting clean and sober is not a simple one. Whether you struggle with addiction to drugs or to alcohol, overcoming that addiction can be daunting. The task is that much harder when you try to go it alone. Perhaps, this is why many people explore Christianity during the road to recovery. Twelve Steps and Higher Power Many twelve step or counseling programs talk about belief in a higher power. While most twelve step programs don’t name that power, for many it is the God of Christianity that comes to mind. Addiction recovery programs remind us that the…

Is Going Back To College an Option After Rehab?

Once you have started on your long journey to recovery and rehabilitation, it is time to start looking to your life outside your addiction. Although recovery is a lifelong process, it should not become your entire life. College is an important step towards enjoying a successful and rewarding career, but it can also be stressful and threaten your recovery unless you take your re-entry into academic life step by step, just like your journey to sobriety. The First Step Test the waters before diving into academic life. Rather than jumping in to a full time course load on a campus…

How Soon After Rehab Should You Go Back To School?

When you have finished rehab, life is full of new beginnings. It is time to look forward and celebrate the many options before you. For many this new start is the perfect time to head back to school and prepare for an exciting new future. Deciding to go back to school can be an easy choice but choosing when to go back to school is a much tougher decision. Why Should You Go Back to School? School can be a wonderful way to get your life back on track. It can train you for a new career or help you…

Getting an Education While in Early Recovery

During early recovery, it is important to continue to work toward self-improvement, and one of your main concerns may be how to successfully get an education. This is especially true for those who are currently enrolled in high school or college programs that may make it hard to experience a gap in enrollment. Since your education is important for your overall well being, here are a few things to consider about continuing your education during recovery. Decide if Going to School is Best For Your Recovery Early recovery is a time when it is important to focus on finding ways…

How To Find The Right Christian Treatment Center for Addiction

Struggling with addiction is real and it is terrifying. More often than not, the person struggling doesn’t have anyone to turn too. Addiction can cause someone to lose family, friends, and ultimately feel alone in the world. This is not true. This is never true. There are treatment centers out there with people going through the same exact thing. It’s people who get it. It’s people who want to bond together and change. Sometimes, finding the right center can be a terrifying process as well. Treatment centers are where you will do the bulk of recovery. It’s full of the…