Whereas one thread alone is easy to break, three strands woven together create a strong cord that binds clients to recovery.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
The Christian addiction treatment program at The Recovery Place announces its new name, Three Strands, a title rich with symbolic references to faith and recovery.
The name “Three Strands” evokes the Christian trinity – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit – as well as the three prongs of healthy, holistic living – mind, body and spirit. The theme of “threes” is also in harmony with the 3rd Step of Alcoholics Anonymous, which relates to turning one’s will over to a higher power.
“The number three is a powerful symbol throughout Christian teachings as well as recovery,” said Three Strands’ director Jonathan Benz. “It represents many important concepts, including the relationship among counselors, the group and the individual – a reminder that by coming together with others, we strengthen ourselves.”
The program naming is part of a broader goal to develop a truly differentiated treatment option for Christians in recovery. Whereas many Christian rehab programs are essentially a “track” within a standard treatment program that offers an occasional Celebrate Recovery group or transportation to a local church, Three Strands is a comprehensive, fully integrated faith-centered program. Clients participate in traditional therapies, including educational groups, individual, group and family counseling, and relapse prevention planning, but treatment also includes:
- Christian support groups and therapy groups facilitated by a Christian addiction counselor
- Integration of the Christian 12 Steps to recovery with Biblical principles and teachings
- Opportunities to build relationships within a healthy Christian community
- Dr. Brené Brown’s Daring Way™ Shame Resilience Curriculum
In addition to separate groups and programming, Three Strands has a dedicated staff, which includes director Jonathan Benz, a master’s level clinician, author and ordained minister, as well as a diverse clinical team made up of master’s level therapists, some of whom are able to provide therapy and services in Spanish and Haitian Creole.
The program also enjoys a diverse client base. “We honor and welcome Christian diversity,” said Bob Lehmann, executive director at The Recovery Place. “Our clients come from all different denominations, including individuals who are seeking but do not yet have a strong spiritual connection.”
The program’s wait list is a testament to the accepting, nurturing environment created there. “This is a community of people who are focused on getting better. They know that faith is an important part of sobriety and they want their faith integrated into their recovery and their life,” said Benz. “We do not push spirituality on anyone. Instead, we create an invitation to come into a spiritual, sober way of life.”
“Three Strands is a lot of things: it’s unity, it’s fellowship, it’s faith,” said Lehmann. “Whereas one thread alone is easy to break, three strands woven together create a strong cord that binds clients to recovery.”
About The Recovery Place
The Recovery Place is one of Florida’s premier drug and alcohol treatment centers. The Recovery Place provides individualized, client-centered addiction treatment with multiple programs to fit clients’ needs, including detox, day treatment, intensive outpatient care and residential treatment. Located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, The Recovery Place provides high-quality, affordable addiction treatment in a comfortable, real-world environment. For more information about The Recovery Place, call (855) 893-5987 or visit http://www.therecoveryplace.net.
The Recovery Place is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch, The Sexual Recovery Institute, Lucida Treatment Center, Right Step, Journey Healing Center, The Sundance Center and Clarity Way. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit http://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.