Jewish drug rehab addresses the special needs of those who practice Judaism and are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Addiction can destroy lives and cause a lot of pain and suffering. When a Jewish addict is lost in the depths of addiction, he or she can lose sight of goals for the future, lose touch with responsibilities and turn his or her back on what was once most important. Practicing the Jewish faith also becomes a tedious task as addiction takes over your life. Partaking in Jewish holidays and traditions that include wine may become a struggle for an alcoholic. If an addict thinks wine’s sole purpose is for getting intoxicated, he or she loses all focus of what religious rituals are about and may require Jewish drug rehab. The shame and anger of addiction can consume our minds and hearts and leave us spiritually empty.
Addiction doesn’t only affect the addict, it also breaks relationships and families apart. Watching a loved one struggle with addiction is very difficult. The addict will display behaviors that are incongruent with the Jewish faith such as:
G-d and drug addiction treatment go hand in hand. The importance of building and maintaining a spiritual connection to G-d is important for an addict of the Jewish faith in drug rehab. At Lakeview Health Systems, Jewish drug rehab focuses on coping with the shame and anger that often accompany addiction while building a spiritual path to healing.
Lakeview Health Systems offers a quality Jewish drug rehab program focused on rebuilding spirituality, reawakening faith and reconnecting with G-d. The most important aspect of treatment at Lakeview Health Systems is bringing Judaism and addiction treatment together.
Our therapist, recipient of the Aisbet Chayil (“Woman of Valor”) Award from Chabad at the Beaches, uses the Torah as well as Rabbi Taub’s God of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction. This helps Jewish addicts explore the aspects of their addiction while using prayer and scripture as a way to recover and reestablish their relationship with G-d. The 12-step program relates to Jewish principles because its main components focus on spirituality, faith and the realization that a relationship with G-d is essential to addiction treatment in Jewish drug rehab.
Lakeview Health Systems recognizes the special needs of a Jewish family and their loved one struggling with addiction. Many wonder why their loved one simply cannot stop using drugs or alcohol. Oftentimes, families do not understand that an addict cannot just decide to stop using substances.
Some Jewish families may believe that addiction is a punishment from G-d; however, the reality is that addicts have lost their spiritual bond with G-d. Addiction places a barrier between Jewish people and their spiritual practices. It is at this darkest point in a Jewish individual’s life that he or she must find the way back to spiritual wholeness. Jewish drug rehab staff understands the importance of incorporating spirituality and the family into addiction education.