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Christian Track Program, “The Rising Son”, Premieres at The Hope Center for Rehabilitation

The Hope Center for Rehabilitation, a leading substance abuse rehabilitation center located in South Florida, announces the addition of their highly anticipated Christian Track Program, called “The Rising Son”, which debuted earlier in 2016. After perfecting the model, their welcoming those across the country who are struggling with drug and alcohol dependency to experience the divine healing and recovery that is possible when proven methods of rehabilitation is supported by a faith-based therapy model.

Program Director, Pastor John Panico, explains,

The Christian Track Program paves the way for clients to connect and build a relationship between Christ, their faith and their recovery. A core value in this course,” he explains, “is to help clients understand that their past may be forgiven and their future may be strengthened and supported by a faith-based set of core values and practices to maintain a healthy life in sobriety.”

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has actively engaged and supported faith-based services involved in substance abuse rehabilitation since 1992, affirming with their extensive, government-supported research that the faith-based approach to recovery demonstrates the effectiveness of local programs in eliciting positive changes in people’s lives who are struggling with addiction.

The Hope Center’s Christian Track therapists spent months developing this model – an intensive Christ-centered recovery curriculum designed to free those caught in the revolving door of addiction. It includes faith-based counseling and guidance in conjunction with proven methods of psychological therapy, critical in the recovery process. Each client who is enrolled in the Christian Track Program experiences individualized attention to help them heal physically, emotionally and spiritually within a model that parallels the principles of recovery with scripture.  The Hope Center designed the program so that residential clients experience an introduction to the program, but the full model is introduced during step-down phases in Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient treatment, so the entire community can take advantage of this unique therapy.

A special feature of the Christian Track Program is the time each day that clients are encouraged to work on connecting to their own spiritual growth – a practice which helps to strengthen their connection to Christ and help prevent relapse, especially after treatment has ended. During this time, clients practice daily reflections, prayer, devotion and study, and are provided guidance and advice as many are just learning to understand the role of Christ in their lives and recovery.

The cornerstone feature of the Christian Track Program is a 3-hour bible study held weekly known as the “Night of Worship”. This spiritually motivating experience connects weekly programming to bible study, song and prayer. As Pastor John says, “This is where the healing begins!”

In addition to the regular features and amenities offered at the Hope Center, clients who participate in the Christian Track Program will also enjoy:

  • Faith-Based Individual Therapy
  • Christian Groups
  • Spirituality Workshops
  • Weekly Church Service
  • Opportunity to be Baptized
  • Celebrate Recovery: 12-Step Meetings infused with the principles of Christ

For more information, contact our admissions advisors at 888-422-3032, or contact Pastor John directly at 561-301- 5342.

The Hope Center for Rehabilitation receives the gold standard

With upwards of 15,000 substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S., it can be difficult to determine which one is right for you or a loved one. One of the best ways to choose the right treatment program is to consider the facilities certifications. A seal of approval from the Joint Commission (JCAHO) is considered the highest award available Continue reading The Hope Center for Rehabilitation receives the gold standard

How To Tell Others You’re In Recovery

We’ve all been in this situation. Having to explain to someone else that you’re sober and working a program of recovery. Typically, it becomes easier to do the longer we are in the program, as naturally with time we not only become stronger in our sobriety, and more grounded in our recovery, but the stigma of our old behaviors begin to drift away, opening up space to show others our fresh, refined selves. Continue reading How To Tell Others You’re In Recovery

Stay Present For The Miracles

Every now and then, someone says something, or does something so profound that it sticks with you for your whole life. Maybe it was something a relative said to you as a child, or a boss’s piece of advice or maybe even a great movie line that you’ve carried with you as a sort of mantra.
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Holiday Recovery Gifts

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The Hope Center Partners With The Gloucester Initiative

GLOUCESTER — Chief Leonard Campanello and Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken are pleased to announce that The Hope Center For Rehabilitation in Florida is joining the Gloucester Police Department’s ANGEL Initiative.

As of Tuesday morning, 137 people have been placed into treatment programs by The Gloucester Initiative since June 1, when the program began. 

The Gloucester ANGEL program allows people who suffer from addiction to turn over their remaining drug supply and paraphernalia to the Gloucester Police Department without the threat of arrest. Those in need of help are put into treatment programs as opposed to jail cells. The policy went into effect last month in an effort to address a growing opioid epidemic and to reduce the number of overdoses in Massachusetts. Click here to view the official police policy document.

“It’s an honor to be joining The Gloucester Initiative to help make a positive difference in people’s lives,” said James Durkin, CEO of The Hope Center For Rehabilitation. “We are committed to guiding our guests along their path to recovery, and in turn, allowing them to make a complete 360-degree turn into a new, healthy lifestyle.”

Chief Campanello and businessman John Rosenthal have launched The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) — a new nonprofit organization created in response to Gloucester’s revolutionary drug addiction program and the immediate positive feedback from local, state and national organizations.

Both Chief Campanello and Mayor Romeo Theken are pleased to be expanding The Gloucester Initiative’s dedicated team of partner treatment centers by adding The Hope Center to the program.

About The Hope Center For Rehabilitation

Based on Boynton Beach, Fla., The Hope Center For Rehabilitation, provides a full range of services both leading up to, during and following treatment. This includes professional interventions, medically assisted detox, inpatient rehabilitation (30-90 days), intensive outpatient rehabilitation and outpatient services.

The Hope Center also offers group activities, including kayaking, zip lining, beach trips, movie nights, paddle boarding, gym membership, snorkeling and wakeboarding. Transitional housing units are provided for both men and women, known as Magnolia Place. Each gender-specific home offers state-of-the-art amenities for clients looking to continue living in a safe, 12-step supported environment with like-minded individuals for up to nine months after treatment. Staff offers part-time supervision to help guests transition as they embark on their post-treatment plan.

Why Sober Living Is Crucial To Recovery

Recovery is a process that continues long after an individual graduates from an inpatient treatment program – recovery is a process, in fact, that lasts a lifetime. Early sobriety revolves around an individual learning to re acclimatize to society without the use of drugs or alcohol, a process that often takes somewhere near a year depending on how severe their past substance abuse was. After completing detox and graduating from a treatment program at a drug rehab, it is highly suggested that a patient transfer directly to a sober living facility in order to maintain sobriety while growing more accustomed to a higher level of freedom.

The most important factor in maintaining sobriety after completing a treatment program is the type of living situation one will be entering immediately after the program has been completed. Of course, moving into a sober environment with a strict drug and alcohol-free policy is more conducive to prolonged sobriety – especially because many addicts and alcoholics come from dysfunctional, chaotic households in which substance abuse is common and condoned. Most sober living houses emphasize a daily routine that reteaches the newly sober individual how to live efficiently and successfully, while working a job and maintaining other staples of everyday life. By moving into a sober residence after completing treatment, an individual intensifies their chances of prolonged recovery immensely.

The majority of houses greatly emphasize a social model of recovery, strongly recommending and often requiring integration into a 12-step organization (either Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or another variation). Clients are usually required to find a sponsor within the first couple of weeks, and communicate with their sponsor on a daily basis. This is important because it forces accountability, and also helps clients form a relationship with another human being in sobriety – something that will undoubtedly be unfamiliar and require some practice. 12-step meetings also instantaneously provide an extensive support system for newly sober individuals, and sober supports are one of the most crucial elements of maintaining early sobriety.

Additionally, sober living houses require clients to participate in daily activities that they may have neglected while using, such as household chores, cooking, and holding down a regular job. Clients will also be drug tested regularly to ensure the house remains safe for all of the residents. The transition out of drug rehab can be filled with obstacles and setbacks. It is essential that the newly sober addict of alcoholic have immediate support available. The house manager often acts as this support, usually on the premises close to 24 hours. The house manager will also be sure clients are home by curfew – again, instilling accountability and also making sure no relapse-prone behaviors are taking place late at night. For these reasons amongst many others, sober living is extremely crucial to maintained sobriety, and acts as a pertinent step of the overall journey into recovery.