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Christian Addiction Treatment Counseling in Columbus, Georgia

Hope Counseling from typical quick addiction treatment programs you hear so much about.  Short-term “revolving door” programs are visited again and again by relapsed addicts, temporarily solving the addiction, but never solving the core of the problem so the addiction comes right back again.  So, the addict has to return to rehabs again and again, costing them, their insurance carrier, or their family tens of thousands of dollars each time.  Every day, Adult and Teen Challenge addiction treatment centers enroll individuals who have previously attended many short-term rehabs, without success. They should have come to Adult and Teen Challenge first!

So, why is Hope Counseling different? 

Hope Counseling is one of a few addiction treatment centers that will dedicate a longer period to work with each addict.  That is a huge financial commitment by the organization and community, but it is time needed in order for the recovery rates to be what they are.  The day-to-day structure, community, and faith emphasis over time brings addicts slowly out of wrong and drug-impacted thinking into an awareness of a purpose for their life and a new way of thinking and living.  Such a new purpose and way of living is one that has no place for abusing drugs or alcohol; addiction is replaced by self-love, peace, happiness, purpose and an excitement for the future.

Will Forced Avoidance of Substances Solve the Problem?

The short answer is “No.”  Detoxing and keeping an individual from drugs or alcohol only lasts as long as the addict is in a very controlled environment.  After that, if other life issues are not deal with, the addict will return to the addiction.  This isn’t because it is a disease — it is a learned behavior for covering up the individual’s hurts and longings and it feels really good, at first.  Yes, Hope Counseling a part of Adult and Teen Challenge treatment centers separate addicts from their addicting substances for a longer period, but the harder work they do is to replace the addiction with a whole new way of living.  They gradually work the individual back into the community, with a new goal in life and as they have the strength to avoid negative behaviors and environments on their own.

Hope Counseling addiction treatment center also teaches responsibility, work ethic and pride in work. More importantly, they instill truthfulness and trustworthiness in each individual, which are the cornerstones of relationships and responsibilities. 

Hope Counseling Definition of Addiction

Addiction is characterized by an individual’s progressive loss of control over the continuing 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. The user will do just about anything to maintain their addiction, so it affects not only the individual person but can also be damaging to families, relationships, careers, and many other aspects of life. Adult and Teen Challenge treatment programs are designed to provide long-term recovery from such addictions.

Hope Counseling Final Word and a Promise

At the core of the Adult and Teen Challenge program is this principle… 
“God’s love has the power to reach and transform every addict, offering them instead a life of truth, peace and purpose.  Our goal is to clear the addict’s mind and provide the right motivations, environment, training and mentorship to support this transformation.  So, if you or a loved one is on the downward spiral of substance abuse, contact an Adult and Teen Challenge program first.  We promise it will be the last rehab program you or they will ever need.”

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"NO WARRANTY" LEGAL NOTICE: While independent outcomes studies have shown very high recovery rates for indiviuals in our programs, we cannot guarantee recovery for any particular individual. Recovery and future abstinence from addicting substances and the effects that such substances may have on the individual or their life, actions, or their future are entirely dependent on the individual and how well they apply the principles we have taught them. We are an educational institution, and how the individual in our program learns from what they are taught and modeled here, is totally up to them. Individuals who stay the full term (until graduation) have much better long-term recovery from addicitons than those who do not.