12 Steps and Addiction Bible Verses
By: Lakeview Health Staff
Published: November 10, 2012

12 Steps, The Bible and Christian Drug Rehab

Benefits of Christians Using the 12 Steps

The 12 steps are part of the Alcoholics Anonymous program. They are a set of guidelines that help alcoholics and addicts find their way to recovery while learning how to live a sober life. The 12 steps are also found in Bible verses for addiction recovery that help us blend our faith in God with addiction treatment. Lakeview Health Systems’ Christian addiction counseling staff incorporates both the 12 steps and the Bible into our drug rehab program. Our specialized Christian drug rehab program is designed to give Christians an opportunity to stop their substance abuse and reconnect with God. If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction and have faith in God, choosing our program can be one of the best decisions you ever make.

The 12 Steps Benefit Christians By:

  • Helping Christian addicts reconnect with God
  • Recognizing behaviors that are not in alignment with God’s word
  • Instilling hope for the future
  • Encouraging fellowship
  • Teaching how to ask and give forgiveness

What most Christians do not realize is that Alcoholics Anonymous can be traced back to an evangelical Bible study called the Oxford Group. The 12 steps are based on the Oxford principles, which were used to help Christians in their walk with God. The 12 steps and the Bible complement one another, emphasizing the traits of a Christian lifestyle. At Lakeview Health Systems, our Christian addicts attend Celebrate Recovery meetings in addition to traditional 12 step meetings, strengthening their relationship with God throughout their addiction treatment program.

The 12 Steps Correlate with the Bible

God laid out the foundation for how we should live a righteous life in His word. The 12 steps are a compliment to this foundation. A relationship with God during recovery involves asking him to remove your shortcomings, help you make amends and restore your sanity, all areas in which Christians need Him in order to make improvements.  The blueprints for making these changes are found in the 12 steps as well as the Bible, assisting Christians with addiction treatment and recovery. Deciding to eliminate substance abuse helps Christians take a step closer to God. Allowing medical and clinical professionals to help with detox and guidance in drug rehab sets the foundation for recovery. Call one of our trained addiction specialists to enter our Christian drug treatment today at [Direct].