Addiction & Life-Controlling Problems
What is 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. The Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge adult residential programs are designed to provide long-term recovery from such addictions.
There are many other problems, besides drugs and alcohol, that have the potential to do as much damage as substance abuse. In fact, substance abuse is often symptomatic of much deeper life-controlling problems. People struggling with these issues can also benefit from an addiction recovery program.
Lifestyle addictions cover a wide array of issues that affect many people. Poor self-image, violence and anger issues, eating disorders, and sexual addiction are some common examples of lifestyle addictions. The Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge Christ-centered approach offers the time and space for those who are struggling to experience God’s love and grace.
All aspects of the Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge programs are focused on achieving abstinence from drugs, alcohol, and other life-controlling issues, and most importantly, building the foundation to support recovery for a lifetime, including spiritual recovery.
Spiritually: we know that the student’s symptoms are indicative of deeper problems and conflicts; we understand that a new life in Christ will give them the power and ability to overcome these problems and live a more productive life.
Emotionally: The healing of past abuses is necessary. Biblical studies enhance mental growth and serve as a foundation for creating new lives.
Physically: We care for the physical needs of the students. These needs – a drug-free environment, food, recreation, etc – are key factors to the student’s success in the program.
Socially: Students learn to work through relationship problems with their peers and with their families at home. They will learn to apply the character qualities they learn in the classroom to their everyday lives.
Educationally: We have developed a life training curriculum specifically designed to develop the skills required for them to become successful members of society. Comprehensive education includes subjects ranging from the related health aspects of chemical dependency, boundary setting, anger management, coping skills, relapse prevention, and cognitive behavioral tools to help build a strong foundation in recovery.
If You or a Loved One is Struggling With Life-Controlling Issues,
Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge is Here to Help!
Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge offers one of the highest success rate for long-term addiction treatment. The Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge substance abuse and the alcoholism recovery rate are second to none in the industry. Residents receive a new spiritual foundation on which to rebuild their lives. They receive guidance, mentoring, and motivation to remain clean and sober. This program is not a resort or a vacation; but if other programs have failed you, maybe it’s time to check it out because it really works! Call us now to find out how we can help you kick the life controlling problems that are destroying your life!