Freedom from Addiction is Within Reach

Many addiction patients feel that substance abuse will forever be part of their lives, and it’s not hard to understand why. A recent study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found that while seven in ten people with diseases like hypertension or major depression receive treatment, only one in ten addiction patients seek medical help for themselves or because a loved one has sought help for them. Of the addicts that receive treatment, most are not receiving treatment based on the best available research.

Lighthouse Network offers addicts a better solution. Lighthouse Network guides those struggling through life’s storms by providing high-quality case management services and recommendations to the best possible treatment program or doctor to help each individual who calls, or by providing loved ones with steps or resources to get help for the addict in their life. Most importantly, Lighthouse Network operates from a Christian perspective, offering addicts a new way of life and new reasons for seeking or remaining in treatment.

Lighthouse Network states from experience that the patients they refer for treatment embrace a Christian element in their healing and often achieve sobriety and freedom from addiction when they previously has resigned themselves to thinking that they would live as life-long addicts. These patients remain substance-free for longer than those who refuse to answer Jesus Christ.

The main components many addicts and treatment facilities remove from recovery are faith and spirituality. God, the Bible, forgiveness, grace, and love have been left out of the addiction treatment in many cases and all are proven ways to renew the heart and mind and create lasting change. By guiding patients to treatment services that include these faith-based components, and helping them find such services that are actually covered by major insurance carriers, we help parents, spouses, and children struggling with addictions achieve lasting, life-long success over substance abuse.

Not only our Helpline, but all of our Life Growth resources and tips use best psychological science and practice to unpack and make useful the powerful Biblical and Christ-centered teachings God has given us.

In essence, Lighthouse Network is offering what the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University study proves many treatment programs do not offer: addiction treatment based on best practices – which in Lighthouse Network’s experience, requires Christianity.

karl-benzio-1 Dr. Karl Benzio MD, Christian Psychiatrist, writer, speaker, media guest expert, social issue activist, and the founder and clinical director of Lighthouse Network. Benzio brings scientific expertise and biblical principles together to examine common daily struggles and help people successfully navigate life’s storms. His experiences include teaching pastors, ministry leaders and students about counseling, leadership, parenting, marriage, and conflict resolution skills in traumatized areas like Uganda, Kenya and post-Hussein Iraq. He is currently a member of Focus on the Family’s Physicians Resource Council, the Pennsylvania Director of the American Academy of Medical Ethics, and serves on many other social policy task forces. His specialties include adolescents, addictions, decision-making and infusing spirituality into treatment. Benzio shares psycho-spiritual insights via his Stepping Stones daily devotional, on his one-minute daily radio feature “Life Change with Dr. Karl,” on 425 Christian radio stations and on


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