Cornerstone Recovery Center, a drug and alcohol treatment center (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.), has announced the addition of a Christian treatment program to its recovery services.
Reverend Charlotte Day will serve at Cornerstone Recovery Center as the Christian program director to develop a faith-based curriculum that combines scripture with the 12 steps of recovery, teaches coping tools from a biblical perspective and focuses on relapse prevention. Day is an ordained minister and is about to start seminary for a Masters in Christian Counseling. She will facilitate groups that incorporate the pillars of recovery with biblical principles and prayer.
In addition to her spiritual work, Charlotte will work with trauma therapists to address clients’ core relationship issues and help resolve barriers to a relationship with God. She will also practice cognitive behavioral therapy, which includes teaching clients how to redirect negative thoughts and replace them with the word of God. Celebrate Recovery, a trademarked Christ-centered drug and alcohol recovery program, will be a key component of the Christian track. Participants in the program will get help with developing:
- Self-esteem based on Christian principles
- Balance in their lives, including faith and recovery
- Healing and forgiveness
- A recovering identity in Christ
“We are very happy to welcome Charlotte to the Cornerstone family,” says Maureen Donadio, founder and housing coordinator at Cornerstone. Adds Diane Hickey, director of operations, “We look forward to continuing to expand our facility and service offerings, and Charlotte’s Christian curriculum helps move us further toward our goals.”