Faith-Based Treatment Proven Effective for Alcohol and Drug Addiction


The Hope Center for Rehabilitation, a leading substance abuse rehabilitation center located in South Florida, announces the addition of their highly anticipated Christian Track Program, called “The Rising Son”, which debuted earlier in 2016. After perfecting the model, their welcoming those across the country who are struggling with drug and alcohol dependency to experience the divine healing and recovery that is possible when proven methods of rehabilitation is supported by a faith-based therapy model.

Program Director, Pastor John Panico, explains,

“The Christian Track Program paves the way for clients to connect and build a relationship between Christ, their faith and their recovery. A core value in this course,” he explains, “is to help clients understand that their past may be forgiven and their future may be strengthened and supported by a faith-based set of core values and practices to maintain a healthy life in sobriety.”

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has actively engaged and supported faith-based services involved in substance abuse rehabilitation since 1992, affirming with their extensive, government-supported research that the faith-based approach to recovery demonstrates the effectiveness of local programs in eliciting positive changes in people's lives who are struggling with addiction.

The Hope Center’s Christian Track therapists spent months developing this model – an intensive Christ-centered recovery curriculum designed to free those caught in the revolving door of addiction. It includes faith-based counseling and guidance in conjunction with proven methods of psychological therapy, critical in the recovery process. Each client who is enrolled in the Christian Track Program experiences individualized attention to help them heal physically, emotionally and spiritually within a model that parallels the principles of recovery with scripture. The Hope Center designed the program so that residential clients experience an introduction to the program, but the full model is introduced during step-down phases in Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient treatment, so the entire community can take advantage of this unique therapy.

A special feature of the Christian Track Program is the time each day that clients are encouraged to work on connecting to their own spiritual growth – a practice which helps to strengthen their connection to Christ and help prevent relapse, especially after treatment has ended. During this time, clients practice daily reflections, prayer, devotion and study, and are provided guidance and advice as many are just learning to understand the role of Christ in their lives and recovery.

The cornerstone feature of the Christian Track Program is a 3-hour bible study held weekly known as the “Night of Worship”. This spiritually motivating experience connects weekly programming to bible study, song and prayer. As Pastor John says, “This is where the healing begins!”

In addition to the regular features and amenities offered at the Hope Center, clients who participate in the Christian Track Program will also enjoy:

- Faith-Based Individual Therapy
- Christian Groups
- Spirituality Workshops
- Weekly Church Service
- Opportunity to be Baptized
- Life Recovery: 12-Step Meetings infused with the principles of Christ

For more information, contact our admissions advisors at 866-673-8813, or contact Pastor John directly at 561-301- 5342 or visit

Marissa O’Brien, Director of Marketing
The Hope Center For Rehabilitation
Address: 2828 S. Seacrest Boulevard, #211, Boynton Beach, FL, 33435
Phone: 561.572.9933