The entire staff at Divine Intervention Treatment Solutions wants to welcome you to a new and holistic way of living through the vision of effectively creating a solid and concise way to homelessness resolutions and drug/alcohol/mental health treatment.

The mission of Divine Intervention Treatment Solutions is showing the way to effective living through servant-hood.

The descriptive narrative of Divine Intervention Treatment Solutions is Divine Intervention Treatment Solutions transforms the well-being mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually through the initiation of honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness.

The values of Divine Intervention Treatment Solutions are:

  1. Spirituality
  2. Willingness
  3. Honesty
  4. Open-mindedness
  • Integrity
  1. Health

 

Divine Intervention’s undertaking is to empower disadvantaged and disenfranchised individuals, families, and youth; by taking control of their destiny and function while productively providing them with the necessary skills to realize their dreams, through counseling, education, social skills training and motivation.  This will allow participation in the treatment of normal behaviors to become successful and most importantly give pleasure to God.

Spiritual Implications

Good News for the Oppressed (Isaiah 61:1-2)

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.”

As a practical observation of these scriptures and how they relate to being freed from the insidious demise of addiction portrays a compelling look on how we as ministers of the Gospel, clergy and other believers can give these individuals hope, encouragement and edification whereas the said individuals will not want to return to or engage into that type of seemingly hopeless downfall.

Addiction and I say this from prior experience having twenty years clean.  It is an unrelenting, remorseless and simply brutal vagabond that seeks to kill, steal and utterly destroy. It deteriorates reputations, impairs relationships and brings other negative/pessimistic consequences such as elevated liver enzymes.

Moreover, it will lie to the individual and/or anyone else that will listen by saying that I will only have a couple of drinks or hits, I only use on the weekends, I can stop whenever I  want to or the famous I don’t have a problem; I am in full control. When drinking excessive amounts of alcohol an individual may experience frequent blackouts or fits of rage.  Even though this is going on, added to the recurring of physical, legal, vocational, social, or relationship problems that are directly caused by the use of substances, the individual will deny, have anger, bargaining, depression, before they finally come to the acceptance mode of wanting help.  Some of the withdrawals may be shaking, seizures, nausea, headaches, sweating, anxiety, insomnia and/or melancholy.

These individuals will also alter their lifestyles no matter what or how important the appointment is.

However, there is a way out and we of Divine Intervention Treatment Solutions want to parallel with these pastors and doctors to bring a short – term objective that will result in a therapeutic intervention for all those who suffer.

Our short – term objectives

  • Agree to talk to the pastor/medical staff about possible chemical dependency after family and/or others engineer a confrontation or precipitate a crisis that generates an agreement to get help.
  • Acknowledge the veracity of the many serious negative consequences of chemical abuse claimed by concerned family and/or others.
  • Stop denying and minimizing the extent and quantity of alcohol and other drugs used.
  • Make a verbal commitment to give up the use of alcohol and/or other chemicals forever and to build a new life based upon meaningful spiritual values and commitment to health.
  • Express sorrow and regrets for damage done to loved ones and self. Ask for guidance in seeking forgiveness from family, friends and God.
  • Agree to consult with a physician for a medical assessment.
  • Cooperate with the recommendations of the substance abuse treatment center staff and/or a mental health professional for optimal therapy and the best approach to the achievement of withdrawal and recovery.
  • Identify the ways of sobriety and freedom from chemical dependency can enhance life.
  • Name persons whose support, prayers, and guidance will decrease the probability of relapse as treatment is sought.
  • Agree to attend AA/NA/CA meetings several times per week in addition to professional substance abuse treatment.
  • Clarify how loved ones can help create an environment conducive to sobriety and healing.
  • Resolve to reconstruct a life dependent upon God and the God – centered community.
  • Verbalize an understanding that the congregation/meeting views chemical dependence as a disease in need of treatment for which the substance abuser must take responsibility.

Our therapeutic interventions

  1. Meet with the chemically dependent person and immediate support person to evaluate the current situation and help chart a course for action.
  2. Ask for a complete history of the problems and their negative consequences in order to ascertain termination of denial and to determine the direction to be taken from this point on.
  3. Request from the chemically dependent parishioner a statement that acknowledges the seriousness of the problem and the desire to change. Confronts attempts at denial.
  4. Elicit a clear statement of what the chemically dependent person would like the pastor’s help with.
  5. Teach the substance abuser about his/her need for strong and meaningful spiritual values (e.g. repentance, God’s grace & mercy, prayer/meditation, seeking God’s will, etc.) that will support a commitment to clean & sober living.
  6. Assure the substance abuser of God’s consistent desire to forgive those who sincerely express regret (e.g. “TheLord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed” Psalms 34:18,But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.” I John 1:9-10, & “People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.” Proverbs 28:13).
  7. Answer the question of how to attain forgiveness by stating that trust and forgiveness will be given by family and friends in a credible and real way only as a healthy, drug-free life is demonstrated and maintained over an extended period of time.
  8. Refer to and/or assist in finding the treatment program and health professionals who best fit the spiritual values of the family and the person seeking help.
  9. To build motivation for treatment follow-through, assist the substance abuser in defining a list of the benefits of a clean and sober living.
  10. Refer the substance abuser to AA/NA/CA by providing him/her with meeting times and places, information, phone number(s), and the name of an AA/NA/CA member contact person.
  11. After obtaining the consent of both parties, refer the parishioner to AA/NA/CA members in the congregation who could be helpful in recovery.
  12. Assist the substance abuser in identifying how friends and family can be most supportive of his/her journey toward clean and sober recovery.
  13. Pray with those present, while giving God thanks for the breakthrough in this problem. Ask for all those spiritual qualities, such as wisdom, honesty, open-mindedness, willingness, perseverance, and hope that is definitely needed for recovery.
  14. Create a prayer team to discuss & pray over each others issues daily. (Commit to ongoing prayer, love, and support. Make clear your perspective that this dependency is an illness needing treatment: Like other sickness, chemical dependence is a sign and symptom of sin and brokenness in this world, not a sign or result of deliberate perversity by the afflicted.

Our Long – Term Goals

  • Acknowledge and accept the fact of chemical dependency as a life – long challenge and actively participate in a recovery program based upon strong spiritual values.
  • Rebuild a reputation as a reliable, responsible, and contributing person of faith.
  • Accomplish sustained recovery, free from the use of all mood - altering substances.
  • Establish and maintain total abstinence while increasing knowledge of the disease, engaging in the process of recovery, and building resilient spiritual strength.
  • Acquire the necessary skills and resources to maintain long – term sobriety and abstinence from all mood altering substances and to live free from chemicals indefinitely.
  • Reestablish relationships with individuals, friends, family, and groups who will provide the satisfaction of and support for long – term recovery and well – being.
  • Invest consistent, regular time and energy in spiritual activities that will enrich life and reinforce recovery.
  • Contribute time, talent, & treasure to directly and indirectly support the programs and causes that aid the recovery of others.

 

Our Deliverance Steps supported with scripture

  1. We admitted we were powerless over our dependencies – that our lives had become unmanageable. “But as He looked at the multitudes He was filled with pity over them because they were like shepherdless sheep that are wearied and helpless.” Matthew 9:36.
  2. Came to believe that a Power Greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity “For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases Him” Philippians 2:13 (NLT).
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him “If anyone wants to walk after Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross and follow Me; for whoever wants to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me shall find it. For what advantage will a man have if he acquires the whole world and forfeits his own life, or what will a man offer in exchange for his life?” Matthew 16:24-26
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves –“Instead, let us test and examine our ways. Let us turn again in repentance to the LORD. Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven and say” Lamentations 3:40-41.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have more than they can eat, and here I am starving. I will rise and go to my father and say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, and I no longer deserve to be called your son; take me on as one of your hired hands.’ So he got up and went to his father; but when he was still a great way off , his father saw him and felt deeply moved and, running, fell on his neck and kissed him.’” Luke 15:17-20.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. “We commit ourselves to have God remove all these patterns of sin from our lives. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet” James 4:9-10.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings –“On the other hand, if we admit our sins — make a clean breast of them — He won’t let us down; He’ll be true to Himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing” cf. I John 1:9.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. “But Zacchaeus paused, and said to the Lord, ‘See, Lord, I will give half of my belongings to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything I will pay it back fourfold’” Luke 19:8.
  9. We made direct amends to such people whenever possible except when to do so would injure them or others. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called God’s sons” Matthew 5:9.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. “All of you watch and pray, so that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit is willing enough, but the flesh is weak” Mark 14:38.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. “Jesus answered her, ‘Whoever drinks from this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give him will never thirst again, but the water I shall give him will become a well of water within him that bubbles up for eternal life’” John 4:13-14.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. “SING a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim His salvation from day to day” Psalms 96:1-2.

 

Finally, we recognize as you can see that we cannot do this without the power of God. For many of us sitting in this room today can testify that if it were not for our creator, our strong tower, our battleaxe we would not even be able to attend this meeting today. Therefore, as our opening scripture and prayer indicates we realize that we need Him every hour. Come on join me in a verse of that old time hymn.

 

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