“In Christ we have the capacity for the fulfilling sense of belonging, which comes from intimate fellowship with God and with other believers.”
- Neil T. Anderson
It’s an unfortunate fact that addiction often thrives in the midst of loneliness. To achieve sustained sobriety, you’ll need an army of supporters—from physicians and therapists to sober friends and loved ones. Throughout addiction recovery, you should build a list of people you can turn to and places you can go where you will not be tempted to drink, use drugs, or return to other addictive behaviors.
Develop a Drug Addiction Support Community
As you prayerfully consider whom you can trust to walk alongside you during drug or alcohol rehab, consider the following:
Stay Accountable & Evaluate Old Friendships Carefully
While a healthy community is critical to recovery, a community of enablers or other addicts can quickly derail your progress. The friends you hung out with before rehab could trigger a relapse, so choose your circle carefully. Rely on mentors, therapists, or spiritual advisors to keep you accountable if you start to slip back into destructive relationships or visit old haunts. Find a sponsor or accountability partner that you respect, and meet with them often. Sobriety is hard, and the journey was not meant to be a solitary one. Prayer and Bible study are also integral to keeping you motivated and allowing you to feel the healing presence of God.
Find a Christian Rehab Network Sober Living Community
To learn more about the power of Christian community during drug rehab, call the Christian Rehab Network team at 877.310.9545 today. Partnering with Christ-based addiction treatment centers for men and women of all ages, we can also help you find a sober community where you can continue your recovery and rebuild your life. These highly affordable living arrangements can help you stay on track when the possibility of relapse is high—so don't go it alone.