10 Bible Verses About Drug Addiction
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10 Bible Verses About Drug Addiction


Drug addiction is a serious problem that affects individuals, families, and communities. The Bible is a valuable source of wisdom and guidance on how to overcome addiction and find healing. Scripture provides insight into the nature of addiction, its consequences, and the path to recovery.

This list compiles ten Bible verses that specifically address drug addiction. These verses can provide comfort and encouragement for those struggling with addiction, as well as practical guidance for those seeking to support and help loved ones who are addicted. Each verse offers a unique perspective on addiction and can help individuals gain a better understanding of the complex nature of addiction.

From 1 Corinthians 6:19, which reminds us that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, to 2 Timothy 1:7, which reassures us that God has given us the power and love to overcome fear and addiction, these verses offer a powerful reminder of the transformative power of faith and the healing that is possible through God’s grace. This list is not meant to be exhaustive but rather a starting point for those seeking to find hope and healing in the midst of addiction.

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Bible Verses About Drug Addiction

  1. “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” – 1 Corinthians 6:19
  2. “For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags.” – Proverbs 23:21
  3. “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.” – Ephesians 5:18
  4. “It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak.” – Romans 14:21
  5. “Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who linger long at the wine, Those who go in search of mixed wine.” – Proverbs 23:29-30

  1. “Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never again eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.” – 1 Corinthians 8:13
  2. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.” – 2 Corinthians 10:4
  3. “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” – Romans 13:14
  4. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” – Galatians 5:22-23
  5. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” – 2 Timothy 1:7


In conclusion, the Bible offers a wealth of wisdom and guidance on overcoming addiction. The ten verses compiled in this list provide a powerful reminder of the transformative power of faith and the hope that is available to those who are struggling with addiction. These verses remind us that we are not alone in our struggles and that with God’s help, we can overcome even the most challenging addictions.

It is important to remember that addiction is a complex and multifaceted problem that often requires professional help and support from loved ones. However, the Bible can offer a valuable source of comfort and guidance for those on the path to recovery. By turning to Scripture and leaning on the love and support of family and friends, those struggling with addiction can find the strength and courage to overcome their struggles and find healing.

Finally, let us remember that addiction does not define us. We are all beloved children of God, and our worth and value are not determined by our struggles or mistakes. Through faith and perseverance, we can overcome addiction and live full, joyful lives that honor God and bless those around us.

Pastor Duke Taber
Pastor Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber

All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.