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November 25, 2019
 

Is it Okay to be a Drug Addict and a Christian?


While many people struggle with drug or alcohol abuse, religious people may find added burdens to their problems.

Christians often pride themselves on trying to live a life by God’s word and being addicted to drugs or alcohol may not fit this image. Although it may seem counterintuitive, being a Christian drug addict is okay.



Why Being A Christian Drug Addict Is Okay

Being a Christian and an addict do not have to be mutually exclusive. As providers of Christian addiction treatment programs in South Florida, we know that addiction is a disease and that is it okay to both practice Christianity and struggle with a substance abuse problem for many reasons.



Forgiveness

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:0
The Bible talks a lot about forgiveness. We all make mistakes and we all sin, but Jesus died on the cross for our sins. As a drug addict or alcoholic, you have probably done some things that you are not proud of but forgiveness for our sins is what Christianity is all about. So long as you seek forgiveness, God will be there for you.



Only God Can Judge You

“There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?” James 4:12
While others may have condemned you for your addiction, this is not God’s way. God is the only one that can judge you. When others tell you or imply that you cannot be a drug addict and a Christian, just remember that God’s judgement is the only one that matters.



God Loves Everyone

“I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.” Proverbs 8:17
While others may have condemned you for your addiction, this is not God’s way. God is the only one that can judge you. When others tell you or imply that you cannot be a drug addict and a Christian, just remember that God’s judgement is the only one that matters.



You Can Change

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
If you are struggling with being an addict and a Christian, you can change this. With a program like our faith-based IOP and the guidance of God, you can overcome your addiction. While this will be a trying time in your life, you can find strength in God.



If you are an addict and a Christian, it is time to get help. Whether you are looking for faith-based cocaine addiction treatment or Christian-guided help for your drinking, we incorporate faith and Christian practices into the entire addiction recovery process.



Learn more about our various programs and get started on your brighter and sober future today by reaching out to us at 888-280-4763.

Alyssa

Author ~ Alyssa

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.