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Aside from the physical symptoms that come with abusing substances, addiction has its own mental health symptoms that go along with it: depression, anxiety, antisocial behaviors and isolations are a few.
While in addiction, addicts will often feel trapped, like there is no way out of the dark hole that drugs have taken them to.

The feeling of depression and hopelessness is common because of the vicious perpetual cycle that addicts find themselves in. The glimmer of hope that can be seen when one enters recovery will be help an addict suffering from active addiction obtain the strength that they need to recover. Addiction is not a hopeless disease with no possibility of recovery. In thinking of addiction as a disease, rather than a choice, an addict can see that they are simply ill, and not an inherently bad person. They can know that they are suffering from something that there is no cure for; however, it is possible that it can be contained and kept dormant.             

Addiction, like any other disease, has symptoms. Aside from the physical symptoms that come with abusing substances, addiction has its own mental health symptoms that go along with it: depression, anxiety, antisocial behaviors and isolations are a few. These can be treated with the help of a solid recovery program. In this instance, a Christian treatment center is the medicine that wards off the disease of addiction, and the aftercare program that perpetuates the recovery is like the follow-up appointments to the doctor that are needed to keep the disease from returning to its active form.      

Christian treatment for addiction can consist of group counseling, individual counseling, biblical studies, exercise therapy, prayer, regular church attendance, and healthy nutrition. The more effective the treatment is, the more likely the recovery will be long-term. A Christian treatment center will help improve an addict’s connection to Christ.

The disease of addiction forces self-will to run rampant. To help treat this disease having faith is useful. By letting Christ into one’s life, an addict can then turn their will over to Christ, and then relinquish their self-will. By living in the will of Christ instead of their own will, much of the anxiety that comes with life that used to make them use becomes bearable. In knowing that a higher power is in control, and has plans for them to have a successful life, they can walk through life without fear.

Addiction is not a hopeless condition that many individuals battle. Addiction is a disease that can be treated through a Christian treatment center, getting involved in Church, and having faith in Christ. With those acts working like medicine, addicts have the strength and power to fight off the disease addiction, no matter how hard life can get. 

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