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12 Month Residential & 6-12 Month Non-Residential
Substance abuse can have a serious impact on a community’s ability to be strong and healthy. Its not just one issue; it’s a combination of issues that add up and influence the way the community functions. At what age do students begin to smoke, drink alcohol and use other drugs? How many adults are arrested for alcohol or drug violations? How easy is it for the youth to get alcohol, prescription drugs, and tobacco products? It is important to look at the community as a whole in order to understand the impact of substance abuse. As we see the drug addiction epidemic escalate in our community and see the high risk of people loosing their lives to drugs, as well as innocent people on our roads and highways, we must ask ourselves a question: What are we doing as a community, as Christians and as a Church to reduce this risk?
Living Free Ministries feels that a drug addicts mind must be challenged by something far greater than society’s rehabilitation and judicial systems. We have team members who know from experience that the only thing that will affect a drug addict’s way of thinking is the word of God. Drug addicts will gain faith and confidence through the word of God because they have experienced personally the Word of the Bible. Faith comes from hearing the Word of God.
No one seeks to become entrapped by a substance or a controlling behavior. We must always remember that drugs affect a person’s behavior, and behavior affects relationships.
The Five Tools of Entrapment
First Device: The Bait – They are tempted by drugs, alcohol or something that makes them feel good for the moment; they make the wrong choice and they slowly become trapped.
Second Device: Denial – The refusal to believe the truth about their actions. People in denial know what they are doing is wrong, but they refuse to admit the truth and instead they choose to rationalize their behavior.
Third Device: Delusion – A false belief system in which those suffering from addiction see things that are true, but they act as though they are not true. When they reject the truth and deny the facts over a period time, the result is delusion. Eventually, those who are controlled by a substance, behavior, or relationship, lie to themselves so long that they are sincerely blind to the destruction they are causing their friends, families and themselves.
Fourth Device: Secrecy – Even though delusion helps the person suffering from addiction justify their sin, they know that others would not approve of what they are doing, so they may develop a secret life. This life hides their guilt and prevents those who care about them from helping. Life-controlling problems grow in the soil of secrecy. Unless people have a safe place where they can deal with the sin that may entangle them, they will continue to be crippled by their guilt and shame.
Fifth Device: Isolation – When a destructive controlling issue develops in a person’s life, he/she isolates themselves from the people who love them enough to confront them with truth about what they are doing. As problems intensify, their delusional system allows them to justify their isolation. Since they have learned to lie to themselves, lying to others is easy.
The Solution is the point in your life where you have decided to make the right turn toward God through Jesus Christ and address the issues that have enslaved you with a life hindering addiction. It is a place where you can understand life’s controlling issues, how they develop and the impact they have on individuals and their families. It’s a place where we endeavor to help your spirit, mind, and body to be mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive. It is a place where you will be loved for who you are and not judged or condemned. It is a place where you can receive Biblical truth about what is going on in your life that will show you how to overcome addiction. Plus we use time-tested Biblical programs. Most importantly, it is a place where we, at Living Free, are confident that a restored relationship with God through Jesus Christ can transform you into a vibrant, free and sober person.
Please, if you are having issues with drug addiction, know that we love you and God loves you no matter what you have done, or what you are still doing. There is hope. Come experience a changed life and a new way of thinking. Living Free wants to help you find that freedom.
All persons with addiction problems must first go through a licensed medical detox facility.
- Children or adults over the age of 12 who have been using for both a long or short period of time.
- Parents who do not have anyone to take their children while they enter Christian residential facility.
- Parents who have lost their children and desire to win their children back by staying clean and changing their lives.
Turning Points First Steps
- The Talk/ Intervention- (initiated by the family or the addict)
Our presenters will meet with them, and in love present the case for a Christian alternative to the crisis they are facing and how we can help.
- The Evaluation- This is an interview and a series of questions that they will answer to determine their needs and course of action. Each person’s needs are evaluated on an individual basis.
- The Plan of Action- After the evaluation, we will present them with a detailed plan of action that will include all that we, at Living Free, can offer.
- Commitment Contract
Services Offered As Needed
Living Free offers life-training services that are based on God’s word – the Bible. These are practical, appropriate, and accessible Bible-based courses that help facilitate the transition that can conquer life-controlling problems. Here at Living Free, we offer a chance to start over, become a new person, live a Godly life, and find freedom through a restored purpose and eternal hope. We do this through time-tested programs.
- We will offer Christian in-patient residential programs and some out-patient residential programs as needed.
- We will try to help them pay for the Christian in-patient facility if they cannot. If we cannot, we will try to raise the money for them.
- In some cases, we will offer out-patient non-residential programs using Teen Challenge and Living Free curriculum.
- Drug Testing Weekly
- Christian Mentor Provided
- Christian counseling by licensed therapist
- Pastoral counseling
- Prayer partners
- Parenting classes
- GED classes
- Anger management classes
- Coping Skills
- Online Adobe master
- Daily living skills
- How to budget and manage finances
- If they qualify, we will work with West Virginia Rehabilitation to get schooling, if needed, and try to help them find jobs.
- We will find a church that has partnered with us that will support them in their continued walk with God.
- We will help get them into a Christian recovery support group like Celebrate Recovery.
- We will be advocates for them. If there is anything else that they need that we can do, we will.
Our On-Going Support
The cycle of addiction is a difficult one to break, but strong faith and support from fellow Christians and church family can provide an addict with the final push necessary to break free. When the addict is done with our Christian faith-based alternative, and is ready to reenter society as clean and sober, one of the benefits of choosing the spiritual alternative is now having a Christian family. You will receive ongoing support from the spiritual connection you’ve made with others in the program, your teachers, counselors, pastors, prayer partners, and mentors.
Faith-Based New Covenant Promises
2 Corinthians 3:6 (KJV) “Who has made us also able ministers of the New Testament, not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killith but the spirit giveth life.”
New Covenant – (Hebrews 8:10-12 KJV)“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, sayeth the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, write them in their hearts, and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: and they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every neighbor man his brother saying, know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest, for I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their unrighteousness, and their sins and their inequities will I remember no more.”
John 8:36 (KJV) “If the Son therefor makes you free, ye shall be free indeed.”