1. Are life-controlling drug and alcohol addictions reversible?
ABSOLUTELY & COMPLETELY! PENIEL statistics reveal that addictions are indeed reversible.
Those that internalize and follow the individualized treatment plan developed by
their primary counselor will absolutely be given the power they need to overcome
their chemical dependencies and associated issues.
2. Is the treatment process a difficult one?
This will be one of the most difficult things a client will ever do. Reversing the
curse of addiction requires personal effort and commitment. But it is worth the effort!
Those seeking to conclusively overcome their chemical addictions and mild emotional
problems should go through an intense treatment process where continuous change is
required. Our program provides that opportunity. Because long-standing habits are
both hard to break and easily revived, it will take great determination and strong
perseverance to complete the treatment process successfully. Notwithstanding, we
see it happen every day by our clients who want a real and lasting change in their
3. Is there a specific type of person more susceptible to drug addiction and/or mild
Everyone is eligible. Because drug addiction and mild emotional problems do not discriminate,
there is not a single "type” of person more prone to drug addiction and mild emotional
problems. Religious background, socioeconomic status or educational level does not
matter. Remember, those that are caught in the unforgiving web of addiction, need
4. Will people find out if my loved one gets treatment for a drug and alcohol problem?
Confidentiality laws are extremely binding, comprehensive and absolutely enforced
at Peniel. Still, we cannot guarantee your family member’s situation will remain
a secret. It is amazing how many people already know that they are addicted.
5. What is a day in the life of a drug addict or alcoholic like?
Awful! Imagine being on dangerous streets, lonely, depressed, out of money and sicker
than you can describe. Consider one with friend and family relationships destroyed,
angry, unhappy and no where to turn because of having burned every bridge. While
you may not be able to imagine such a set of circumstances, this is exactly where
many chemically-dependent people live. Nearly every addict in treatment testifies
to experiencing what they believed they never would have experienced before becoming
“strung out.” Many even admit to turning to criminal activities, such as prostitution
and theft, to financially support their addiction problem.
6. Are genuine Christian families affected by drug and alcohol problems?
Drugs and alcohol have reached everyone in every area –- including the church. However,
the stigma that goes with addiction has (sad to say) left this problem largely untouched
and un-addressed in most respectable social groups. BUT AT LAST, THERE’S HOPE. Peniel
has taken the lead both in the Christian and secular communities to effectively address
this far too common problem.
7. Is drug addiction or alcoholism a symptom of a bigger problem?
The outstanding success of PENIEL’S Christian treatment model indicates that a drug
and alcohol problem begins with a spiritual need. And our unique and patented Bible
Therapy (officially registered with the Unite States Patent and Trademark Office)
effectively identifies and addresses the spiritual root of every drug and alcohol
problem. Notwithstanding, with Certified Addiction Counselors, Social Workers, Registered
Nurses, Societal Behavior Specialists, etc., we also incorporate widely-recognized
sobriety tools and counseling strategies to address the many and varied secondary
problems that contribute to and perpetuate a drug and/or alcohol problem and its
associated lifestyle issues.
8. Are issues of genetics and environment to blame for the onset and perpetuation
of drug addiction and alcoholism?
While these issues certainly influence addiction problems, they are not the total
cause. Those struggling with life-controlling addictions have made poor choices,
and without effective treatment, they will most likely continue to make bad choices
and blame the external factors that only influence and keep an addiction problem
9. I am the mother of three children. My husband and I raised our children in a Christian
home. Two of our three children are on drugs? Where did we go wrong?
It is the position of Peniel that most parents have done the very best that they
could in raising their children. Our focus is to teach parents how to support their
child for success in securing and maintaining their sobriety, while not accepting
responsibility for things that do not belong to them.
The following is a collection of the most frequently posed questions to Peniel.
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