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If you are Muslim but struggle with addiction, you may not know where to turn for help. There may be shame or embarrassment involved, but at Asana Lodge, we can cater to all faiths as part of our rehab treatment. Learn more about Muslim drug and alcohol rehab treatments here.
Shame and Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Islamic values focus on the avoidance of harmful and illegal substances, such as drugs and alcohol, and their consumption and association are frowned upon.
Harmful morals are voiced throughout The Quran, where health, well-being and the ability to uphold cultural traditions and principles are priorities.
However, while values are very important to those who follow Islam, like any other demographic, faith or culture, there are some people who have been influenced by the use of drugs and alcohol and may be silently suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction diagnosis.
Yet, due to the stigma of substance abuse within the Muslim community, and the potential consequences of addiction and substance abuse, many individuals suffer in silence and hide any signs and symptoms of addiction.
While it’s understandable to see why drug and alcohol abuse are disregarded, it is also important to remember that addiction is an uncontrollable brain disease, which is extremely difficult to recover from without the help of private rehab for Muslims.
Drug and alcohol abuse can happen to anyone, from any background, including people who follow Islam. With this in mind, if you are struggling, no matter how challenging it may be to reach out, consider support at a Muslim drug and alcohol rehab where your faith will be respected throughout your treatment programme.
At Asana Lodge, we can help you overcome the stigma attached to addiction recovery and help you to complete a personal, comprehensive drug and alcohol rehab programme in a residential facility.
Muslim Culture and Substance Abuse
Commonly, substance abuse rates within the Muslim community are less than those of other cultures. It is suggested that strong, unified values of religion protect many individuals from drug and alcohol exposure, and their addictive influences.
In tandem with this, self-control and awareness are key principles of Islam, which reduce the desire for drug abuse and alcohol due to the personal commitment to Allah.
However, while drug and alcohol abuse ratings may be reduced within Islamic communities, a proportion of the Muslim community suffers from addictive and compulsive behaviours such as drug and alcohol consumption and require treatment.
For those who struggle with their mental health, while some people turn to prayer and focus on personal values, others seek hope in drug and alcohol consumption as a way to hide and regulate mental health side effects.
However, unfortunately, the development of a drug and alcohol addiction is common and requires the intervention of rehab to overcome physical and psychological addiction.
If you’re struggling with drugs and alcohol, feel ashamed by your choices, or worry about the stigma attached to speaking out in your community, reach out for confidential, specialist support which is available at Asana Lodge. Whilst we are not solely a rehab for Muslims, our centre is able to cater to your needs, from prepared halal meals to prayer times.
Finding a Muslim Drug and Alcohol Rehab Clinic
If you’re looking to recover, it is very important that you search for a Muslim drug and alcohol rehab clinic. While there is a wealth of rehab clinics dotted across the world, some will follow standard programmes, others will specialise in leading addiction treatments, and others will provide a mix of traditional and faith-based treatment services.
Your decision about where to seek a treatment programme will be based on your personal needs. Yet, to continue to follow your religious beliefs, while attempting to overcome the stigma of addiction recovery, select a centre that can cater to Muslim drug and alcohol rehab treatment.
At Asana Lodge, we can assist you with this by offering faith-based treatment services, where you will attend classic detox and therapy treatments but have the space to follow any of your religious practices.
From promoting prayer, fasting and further traditional forms of healing, to medically traditional addiction treatment services, we can offer physical and psychological recovery opportunities, as you remain true to your Islamic faith.
If you would prefer a traditional rehab programme, this is also available. We will follow your lead as we aim to promote mental healing, soon followed by physical and spiritual repair.
If you are looking for a Muslim drug and alcohol rehab, we are an all-around specialist rehab clinic and our approach provides greater recovery rates.
We will combine scientific and faith-based values, with the aim to support those in need through mental health changes and psychological reliance on drugs and alcohol. This combination not only provides holistic healing but also spiritual realignment, following ethical and cultural standards.
Millati Islami as a Rehabilitation Focus
A significant form of Muslim addiction help is found through Millati Islami, a 12-step rehabilitation programme which is very similar to alternative progressive programmes.
The 12 steps focus on admitting defeat, looking for restoring power from Allah, on faith-based guidance, making amends on personal and religious levels, and on strengthening Muslim values, helping to reduce the future desirability of drug and alcohol abuse.
Through the 12 steps of Millati Islami, self-awareness, self-forgiveness and self-development are aimed for with intentions to overcome drug or alcohol addiction and refocus personal energy on maintaining Muslim principles.
Completing this rehab programme, alongside further addiction treatment services such as talking therapies and medication is highly recommended. Via a Muslim drug and alcohol rehab, this level of rehabilitation and reform is possible.
Following Religion Over Physical and Psychological Cravings
Post-rehab, drug and alcohol relapse prevention will be promoted. The aim of relapse prevention is to prepare clients for sober living, with the desire to suppress physical and psychological cravings.
A significant part of your relapse prevention plan will focus on your Muslim values, where the promotion of your intentions and principles will be reminded.
By completing a Muslim drug and alcohol rehab programme, you will overcome addiction long-term and strengthen your religious beliefs over your physical and psychological cravings.
While frowned upon, unfortunately, drug and alcohol abuse is experienced across Islamic and other religions and faiths. This is also the case when considering mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Although difficult to speak out about due to strong stigmatisation and regulation, at Asana Lodge we encourage you to consider Muslim drug and alcohol rehab. Via our clinic, you can expect professional rehab programmes that are catered around your needs and beliefs. Fill out our contact form to learn more.
Conditions We Treat
We offer help & support for a wide variety of conditions and dependencies. Our programmes are designed by our leading team of Doctors, Psychiatrists and leading consultants, all aimed at achieving lasting results.
Addiction can be a complex matter that can require specifically designed psychological therapies. Our treatments have a strong emphasis on stress-related conditions.
We provide specialist holistic therapy and treatment for a eating disorders such as Body Dysmorphia Disorder, find out more.
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