CROSS: A Christian Faith-Based Recovery Program
Sovereign Health’s CROSS (Christian Recovery Offering Significant Success) Program integrates mental health and addiction treatment with Christian spirituality. CROSS is a holistic residential rehabilitation community for men and women seeking Christian faith-based care. The CROSS community is comprised of patients and those staff members who share values and belief and from many Christian expressions. CROSS provides a healing environment where fear and negativity are overcome by faith in God’s grace and love.
The desert environment offers CROSS Program participants the opportunity to seek God as they meditate on their desert experiences, and to reflect on Jesus’ experiences during His 40 days in the wilderness. Just as Jesus relied on God’s word to manage his time in the wilderness, CROSS patients are free to grow closer to God daily as they begin their journey through recovery with Him. CROSS encourages patients to create a healing community that fosters recovery and promotes transition to a healthy lifestyle that glorifies the Lord.
The CROSS Program at a Glance
Sovereign Health is a leader in residential mental health care, addiction and dual diagnosis treatment. Christian men and women who choose to get help at the Sovereign Health facility in Palm Desert can elect to participate in the CROSS Program. CROSS was specifically designed to restore mental and physical health to individuals age 18 and older with specialized focus on those in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. The length of the program is individualized and determined by the patient’s needs and medical necessity criteria. CROSS, like all of Sovereign’s programs, include all levels of care from detoxification to outpatient services. Throughout the treatment process, time is allotted for prayer, mediation and Bible study throughout the day. CROSS provides transportation for participants to access outside recovery meetings and religious services of their choice.
The CROSS Program provides comprehensive psychiatric assessment and treatment of all underlying and co-occurring disorders using scientifically proven therapies, including cognitive and interpersonal psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive enhancement therapy, group process, nutrition, medication (if needed), neurofeedback, and many other methods, all within the context of Christian faith. Our robust curriculum for group therapy is based on the developmental theories of Erik Erikson and the faith theories of James Fowler. In addition, some of the groups focus on the 12-Steptep model which rely intensively on a faith-based approach to recovery. If requested, participation in the 12-Step fellowship is facilitated.
Participants also learn how to manage chronic medical conditions, practice healthy lifestyle habits, let go of anger and resentment, develop healthy relationships, resolve legal and financial problems, and pursue vocational and other life goals. This foundation creates a truly holistic residential rehabilitation community for men and women seeking a Christian approach to treatment for their addiction and mental health issues. Supporting recovery through God’s Grace and promoting a life free from fear and shame are the core values of the CROSS community.
CROSS Is Ideal for Men and Women with:
- Mental Illness
- Dual Diagnosis
- Trauma History
- Christian beliefs
- Age 18 and over with a specialized focus on ages 40 and above