What Does the Bible Say About Addiction?

For as long as addictive substances have existed, people have fallen victim to the condition. The Bible mentions temptation, suffering, and yielding to sinful behavior. It’s vital to remember that love, forgiveness, and redemption are core Christian values. No matter which path you’ve followed, there is always hope and light ahead. There are several passages from the Bible that can provide guidance, reassurance, and insight during the recovery process.

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How to Not Drink in Social Situations

Over 85% of adults in the United States drink alcohol, and for the less than 15% of us who don’t, refusing alcohol in social situations can feel sometimes make us feel left out or like the oddball of the group.1 This is especially true for people who used to drink in social settings or are now recovering from an alcohol use disorder. However, there are plenty of ways you can spend time with friends and have fun without alcohol. Below is more on the dangers of social drinking and some tips on how to not drink in social situations. 

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How Recovered Addicts Can Help Current Addicts

As Christians, part of our calling in life is to help those in need. And if you’re a recovered addict, you are uniquely poised to help those who are suffering from addiction. With compassionate and understanding guidance, many suffering from addiction can be helped on the way to a better life.

Be an Example

One of the best ways you can help someone struggling with addiction is by being a strong example. Even Christ has instructed us to be a good example to others. We must do as he told us through the apostle Paul in 1 Timothy 4:12 (NKJV), “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

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Surrender in Recovery

The definition of surrender is to cease resistance to someone or something and submit to its authority. For someone who’s experienced drug or alcohol addiction, the idea of surrendering to something isn’t a foreign concept. As someone in active addiction, you may have surrendered time and time again to drugs and alcohol, relinquishing the control you didn’t think you’d ever regain. But what does it mean to surrender in recovery? Today we’re going to talk about surrender in addiction recovery and ways you can do this in your own journey.

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