Christians Helping Drug Abusers provide free addiction recovery referral services.   Our mission is to help men, women and teens who suffer from drugs, alcohol and other addictive behaviors.  We provide a host of services including addiction education, information on how to find the right treatment program and resources for family support.

We unite people of faith to help people in need.  Abuse of alcohol and other drugs is a major threat to the health and well-being of everyone involved. Innocent children suffer the most because they live in an environment that can be physically, emotionally and sometimes sexually abusive.  These children need our help and we believe that starts by helping their parents.  We are confident that our services will provide you with the tools you need to live a life free from addiction.

Finding a drug rehabilitation center can be arduous when it is time to find the right one.

Most people will look for rehab services when there is an emergency situation such as overdose, legal trouble or physical problem which stems from the lifestyle of the addict. Families are often pressured to make a decision when the addict finally voices the decision of changing his or her life, for the better. Addicts have a tendency to change their minds so being able to talk to get help right away and getting the proper information is crucial.

Christians Helping Drug Abusers is connected to a database of more than 4000 different addiction recovery programs for alcohol and drug dependency such as outpatient clinics, withdrawal management facilities, residential programs, online programs and no cost treatments in the U.S. We can refer you to a recovery program that is appropriate for you.

Addiction involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences. Addiction changes the brain, first by subverting the way it registers pleasure and then by corrupting other normal drives such as learning and motivation. Although breaking an addiction is tough, it can be done.

What causes addiction?

The word “addiction” is derived from a Latin term for “enslaved by” or “bound to.” Anyone who has struggled to overcome an addiction—or has tried to help someone else to do so—understands why…..[Read More]

What Are Opioids

“Opioid” is the catchall term for substances that bind to a group of receptors in the central nervous system called opioid receptors.

Opioids are naturally occurring or synthetic (man-made). Your brain makes its own brand of opioids, called endorphins. Plant-derived opioids, called opiates, come from the seedpod of the Asian opium poppy plant. They include opium,  morphine,  and codeine. [Read More]

Recovery Process 

The specifics of every person’s addiction journey are different, but for most people, the path to recovery follows a similar trajectory: a “bottom” followed by the decision to take action; the initial, often traumatic physical and mental adjustment to life without the substance; the gradual establishment of a “new normal”; and somewhere in there, work on the difficulties that led to addiction in the first place, helping them feel….[Read More]

Asking for help usually means you must admit to something you’d prefer not to mention. Asking for help means you must admit you need other people. Asking for help means you can’t do something by yourself.
Our own pride, self-centeredness and ego often prevent us from asking for help; they convince us that we don’t need it. Guilt and shame can stop us in our tracks. And asking a family member or friend whom you’ve hurt through your addiction? Well, it’s painful.

It is often said that admitting to yourself that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol is the first step. And while that is a big step – the next one, may be even bigger: asking for help. [Read More]

An intervention is something that involves intervening in the life or behavior of a person, in the hopes of changing their behavior or the outcome of the situation at hand. An intervention is often something that happens when the loved ones of an addict see their life spiraling out of control, and they want to do something to help them, and they want to also end their own enabling. In many cases, an intervention may also include an ultimatum presented to the addict, and in some cases, an intervention might include a professional who works with the group, but others…. [Read More]  

Christians Helping Drug Abusers (CHDA) is dedicated to providing our visitors with the resources they need to resolve their issue with drugs and alcohol addiction.   Our team of treatment consultants are responsible for providing  effective and affordable treatment programs.  Every referral we provide are to rehab centers which are accredited by The Joint Commission or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF®). Both the Joint Commission and CARF are independent, nonprofit organizations that base accreditation on industry performance standards and demonstrated results, quality and value to the addict and their family.   

Choosing the best drug rehabilitation center is serious business, and it can make all the difference to someone who’s ready to start recovery.  As leaders in substance abuse referral services, we can help you find appropriate treatment programs in your area.   

Most people will look for rehab services when there is an emergency situation such as overdose, legal trouble or physical problem which stems from the lifestyle of the addict. Families are often pressured to make a decision when the addict finally voices the decision of changing his or her life, for the better. Addicts have a tendency to change their minds so being able to talk to get help right away and getting the proper information is crucial.

Christians Helping Drug Abusers is connected to a database of more than 4000 different addiction recovery programs for alcohol and drug dependency such as outpatient clinics, withdrawal management facilities, residential programs, online addiction recovery programs and family support agencies.   Some of these rehab centers are very low cost and some are expensive.  We have also added free recovery rehabilitation programs such as the Salvation Army, Alcoholics Anonymous and AL-Anon.   We can refer you to a recovery program that is appropriate for your needs.  If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction please contact one of the treatment programs below to start the process to a life free from addiction.  

SAMHSA’s National Help

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing alcohol and or drug addiction. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.  [Read More]

 

VANQUISHED online treatment format addresses three stumbling blocks  that have traditionally prevented many people from seeking help for an addiction.

Stumbling block 1: Privacy
Everyone is interested in privacy. In some cases it is critical. Becoming an inpatient and leaving home for months at a time or radically changing your schedule creates questions from family, friends, neighbors, client and colleagues. Whether you are a high profile individual or someone that can not afford to take time off, the VANQUISHED online addiction recovery program is the solution.

Stumbling block 2: I Don’t Have Time
The Internet breaks down the treatment barriers of time and space. People no longer have to travel long distances for assistance, and those who are home bound can bring help into their living room.

Stumbling block 3: Affordability
Inpatient residential care can be very expensive and poses a significant barrier to getting help. VANQUISHED online addiction treatment costs are a fraction of inpatient treatment costs, and generally more affordable even than traditional outpatient therapy.  At VANQUISHED addiction recovery you can get the complete program for just $179.95  [Learn More]

The Salvation Army has more no-fee rehabilitation facilities than any other program in America.

For over 100 years, The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers and Harbor Light Programs have offered spiritual, emotional, and social assistance to those who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Our free programs provide housing, food, counseling, community, and employment as we work to treat the symptoms, and ultimately the root causes, of prolonged alcohol and drug dependence.  [Read More]

How does Al-Anon work?

There is no magic formula that enables you to help someone stop—or cut back—on his or her drinking. Alcoholism is a complex problem, with many related issues. But Al‑Anon can help you learn how to cope with the challenges of someone else’s drinking.

It may be that you could help matters by changing some of your own behaviors that make things worse. It may be possible for you to find a healthier way to respond to these challenges. Again, there are no easy answers.  But Al‑Anon meetings offer the opportunity to learn from the experiences of others who have faced similar problems.  [Learn More]

Points to Remember

  • Drug addiction can be treated, but it’s not simple. Addiction treatment must help the person do the following:
    • stop using drugs
    • stay drug-free
    • be productive in the family, at work, and in society
  • Successful treatment has several steps:
    • detoxification
    • behavioral counseling
    • medication (for opioid, tobacco, or alcohol addiction)
    • evaluation and treatment for co-occurring mental health issues such as depression and anxiety
    • long-term follow-up to prevent relapse
  • Medications and devices can be used to manage withdrawal symptoms, prevent relapse, and treat co-occurring conditions.
  • Behavioral therapies help patients:
    • modify their attitudes and behaviors related to drug use
    • increase healthy life skills
    • persist with other forms of treatment, such as medication
  • People within the criminal justice system may need additional treatment services to treat drug use disorders effectively. However, many offenders don’t have access to the types of services they need.