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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