Having spirituality or religion during recovery can have a profound positive effect on the person. While a person may be spiritual and not religious, a religious person has spirituality. Spirituality means the person believes that there is something bigger than they are and that they are connected. Spirituality does not mean religion, it does mean that you are aware that you are small but significant in a larger context. Religion means that you follow a belief system in a God that has organization and rules around the belief system. People who believe in religion are also spiritual as they understand that a “God” exists and that they are a part of a bigger picture.


Having spirituality or religion can help maintain sobriety. There are 7 life areas: Family, employment, social, financial, medical or physical, emotional and spiritual or religion. When you have spirituality or religion it can help you maintain in the other life areas, thus helping you to remain stable and maintain sobriety.

There are many bible verses that can help someone who has a belief in a “god’ or religion that can help when a person is in recovery. Here are a few bible verses that may help you to stay connected to God, your religion or even spirituality and help you to maintain your sobriety:



1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

James 4:7

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Peter 5:10

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

Psalm 50:15

And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

Romans 5:3-5

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Romans 8:1-2

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Hebrews 4:15-16

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Luke 6:20-49

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. …

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Maintaining your religion or spirituality can help you maintain your sobriety. It is important to maintain your beliefs and to nurture your spirituality.  Your recovery may be dependent on maintaining this life area.

While religion and spirituality are important, a person with an addiction may need professional assistance. If you or a loved one is in need of assistance to obtain or maintain sobriety, https://www.eliterehabplacement.com/  can help you to identify treatment options.

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