5 Facts and 2 Treatment Plans for Addiction

Last week, we talked about when our habits turn into compulsions and addictions they’re not good for our souls. But how does addiction impact our everyday life and how can we treat it?

Today we’re going to talk about five facts and two treatment plans for addiction.

I’m Angela Howard, my passion is to break the stigma of mental illness among fellow Christians. I’m here to help you live a more purposeful life with God, and with one another. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can get the first updates of new content.

5 Facts and 2 Treatment Plans for Addiction

Sometimes we like to pretend that addiction is a problem for “other people.” But as I’ve said addiction is no respecter of persons and when it comes to substance abuse there are some pretty staggering facts that we can’t ignore.

  1. According to the surgeon general, 1 in 7 people will develop a substance abuse problem in their lifetime. (source)
  2. An American dies every 19 minutes from an opioid or heroin overdose. (source)
  3. Nearly 21 million Americans struggle with substance addictions. That’s more than the number of people who have all cancers combined. (source)
  4. Some drugs like Meth can cause a chemical dependency in the brain, after just one use (source)
  5. Anyone can recover from drug or alcohol addiction. Treatment does work. We were created for change.

2 Treatment Plans for Addiction

There are many treatment plans that I could highlight but I’ll just share two that have really impressed me:

  1. Smart Recovery – Their mission is to empower people to achieve independence from addiction problems with a science-based 4-Point Program® They have groups online and in person. They steer away from labels and focus on destigmatizing addiction.
  2. Teen Challenge – Christ-centered, faith-based solution for youth, adults, and families struggling with addiction. This is an in-patient treatment program.

I’ll share links in the notes so you can check them out for yourself.


“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17 (NIV)


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Resources for Treatment

Smart Recovery: https://www.smartrecovery.org/about-us/

Teen Challenge: https://www.teenchallengeusa.com/

Connect to a counselor: https://hisheartfoundation.org/request-a-counselor-referral/

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