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Rehabs That Use The Bible To Overcome Drug And Alcohol Addiction

Isaac Alexis, M.D., AAMA, AMP-BC

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Isaac Alexis, M.D., AAMA, AMP-BC

March 14, 2019

Addiction often affects people with strong spiritual and religious beliefs. When that happens, those beliefs can be shaken to their core. Thankfully, there are drug rehabilitation centers that use the Bible to overcome drug and alcohol addiction. These centers are designed to help strengthen your spiritual connection to God and use that connection to guide you through recovery.

The Driving Force Behind A Spiritual And Biblical Rehab Center

A Biblical drug rehabilitation center focuses on treating your addition through your personal spirituality, using the Bible and your beliefs as a guide through the difficult process of recovery.

The key tenet of Biblical drug rehabilitation is the realization that you are out of control of your life and that the only way you can recover is to put your faith and your fate into the hands of God. For many people recovering from addiction, this can serve as a guiding light towards lifelong recovery.

Spiritual and Biblical drug rehabilitation is not a new idea. In fact, one of the oldest rehab groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, has always been driven by the concept of giving yourself over to a higher power.

Typical activities in a Biblical drug rehabilitation center include:

  • Learning about anti-addiction spiritual principles
  • Attending religious, Biblical, or prayer groups
  • Anti-addiction education and counseling
  • Group therapy focusing on spiritual recovery
  • Relapse therapy
  • Creation of a relationship with God and Jesus

Spiritual and Biblical drug rehabilitation is not a new idea. In fact, one of the oldest rehab groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, has always been driven by the concept of giving yourself over to a higher power.

Denominations That Utilize Biblical Rehabilitation

Followers of just about any denomination can benefit from Biblical rehabilitation. In fact, there are many Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, and even Presbyterian drug rehab centers across the country. These centers will focus on meeting your specific denominational needs to help you recover from addiction.

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However, even many non-religious drug rehabilitation centers offer some form of spiritual guidance to people recovering from addiction. Typically, they will work directly with you to find a plan that works for you and your spiritual needs.

Typical Biblical Approach To Drug Rehabilitation

The approach of a typical Biblical drug rehabilitation program will vary, depending on the denomination. Some will try to shame you into accepting that your drug use is not a disease, but a “sin” for which you must repent. Typically, groups like this are concentrated on the concept of becoming “born again” by accepting Jesus into your life.

Often, they feel that this is all that needs to be done to recover from addiction. As a result, they leave out important treatment options, such as detoxification and psychological treatment.

However, such an approach is typically rare for Biblical rehabilitation centers. Most understand that drug addiction is a sickness and one that must be properly treated. Instead of spiritually shaming you, they will help you find the inner spiritual strength and focus you need to recover.

In centers like this, Biblical studies will be just one aspect of your treatment. You will also undergo the difficult processes of detoxification and psychological assessment. However, you will also be attending regular church services and receiving spiritual guidance.

Common Bible Verses That Help With Addiction

One thing that all Biblical rehabilitation centers share in common is a focus on using specific scriptures to help you overcome addiction. Thankfully, there are plenty of useful and insightful Bible verses available for your needs. Some of the best are in Proverbs, including 6:26-29 and 20:1.

The latter is especially haunting for people who are addicted to alcohol: “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” However, there are also plenty of helpful verses in the New Testament as well, including Matthew 6:9-13 and John 8:36, which reads: “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”

1 Corinthians is also filled with some great verses, including 6:12, 6:18, and 10:13. Let Biblical verses like this give you the strength you need to beat your addiction.

Don’t Hesitate To Contact Us Today

If you or someone you love is suffering from drug addiction, you need to reach out and find help. Biblical drug rehabilitation centers are often the perfect place to recover physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Please contact us today at to get the help you need. We can help you find a Biblical rehabilitation center that is right for you.

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