15 Bible Verses About Recovery from Addiction
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15 Bible Verses About Recovery from Addiction


Addiction is a serious problem that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background. It can take many forms, from substance abuse to behavioral addictions such as gambling or internet addiction. Addiction can have devastating effects on a person’s health, relationships, and overall quality of life.

Fortunately, recovery from addiction is possible. Many people have found hope and healing through faith in God and the support of a community. The Bible offers many verses of encouragement, strength, and hope for those struggling with addiction. These verses can serve as a source of comfort and inspiration for those on the journey to recovery.

This list of 15 Bible verses about recovery from addiction includes verses from both the Old and New Testaments. These verses speak of God’s love, mercy, and healing power. They remind us that we are not alone in our struggles and that God is always with us, offering strength and support. Whether you are struggling with addiction yourself or are supporting a loved one on their journey to recovery, may these verses bring you hope and encouragement.

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Bible Verses About Recovery from Addiction

  1. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
  2. “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10
  3. “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.” – Psalm 28:7
  4. “The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down.” – Psalm 145:14
  5. “For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds, says the Lord.” – Jeremiah 30:17

  1. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
  2. “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” – Romans 12:2
  3. “But those who wait on 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.” – Isaiah 40:31
  4. “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” – Matthew 11:28-29
  5. “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.” – Colossians 1:13

  1. “Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” – John 8:36
  2. “I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.” – Psalm 91:15
  3. “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” – Psalm 34:18
  4. “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).” – Ephesians 2:4-5
  5. “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” – Galatians 6:9


In conclusion, the journey to recovery from addiction can be a long and challenging one, but with faith and perseverance, it is possible. The Bible offers many verses of hope and encouragement for those struggling with addiction, reminding us of God’s love, grace, and healing power. These verses can serve as a source of strength and comfort for those on the path to recovery, helping them to stay focused and motivated in their journey.

It is important to remember that recovery is not a solo journey but rather one that requires the support of a community. The Bible encourages us to seek help and support from others, reminding us that we are all part of one body in Christ. Through the love and support of family, friends, and fellow believers, those in recovery can find the strength and encouragement they need to overcome their addiction and rebuild their lives.

In conclusion, may these verses be a source of hope and encouragement for those on the journey to recovery from addiction. May they remind us that God is with us always, offering us strength and support in our struggles. And may we always remember that we are not alone but rather part of a community of believers who are here to support and encourage one another on the path to healing and wholeness.

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.