Addiction and Soul Sickness
Individuals addicted to alcohol or drugs experience a life that is thrown off-balance by addiction. Their families are torn apart. Their bodies grow sick. They often find themselves unable to perform at work or school. Social contacts may dwindle to only those who will abuse alcohol or drugs with them. But, even more common and pervasive is that the alcoholic/addict becomes alienated from God. The founders of Alcoholics Anonymous recognized this fact and built the 12-Step program—a program that has changed the lives of millions of individuals around the world—upon clear Biblical principles.
Borrowing from Biblical truth, the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous teaches that our physical, emotional, relational and spiritual diseases can only be turned around through a “spiritual awakening”. The staff at Pacific Hills believes that a strong spiritual foundation is essential to an effective recovery program, and that the nature of that spiritual foundation is revealed in the quality of each client's relationship with God. We encourage and nurture this relationship in both the Christian and the Traditional programs.