Physical detox is the first step toward pursuing freedom from addiction, but the majority of the work comes in later—as you “detox” everything from negative thought patterns to enabling relationships. Substance abuse has tainted every part of your life. To achieve true transformation, you must address the impact addiction has had on your faith, family, finances, employment, emotional health, and mental wellness. The good news: You serve a big God, and he is available minute to minute to bring light into every dark corner of your life.
3 Steps to Cleansing Body, Mind & Soul After Addiction
- Take care of the bodily temple God gave you. This means much more than just detoxing after substance abuse. It means making sweeping changes to your physical lifestyle: giving your body the nutrients it needs, giving up your propensity for junk food, and moving your body in healthy ways every day. When you do this, “The Lord will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry and keeping you healthy, too. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.” (Isaiah 58:11)
- Commit yourself to a renewing of your mind and a pursuit of wisdom. Faith is not blind and emotional. It is rooted in wisdom and understanding found through daily Bible reading, scripture memorization, and continual prayer. Throughout the Bible, God reminds us of the importance of gaining this clarity. “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare to her.” (Proverbs 3:13-15)
- Remember who you are and whose you are. Reframe your life through your identity in Christ. Just as he willingly gave himself up for you, you must declare your desire to put Jesus first in everything you do. That does not mean you won’t make mistakes or backslide during your journey; it means that when you do, you can quickly remind yourself of this: “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
Detox Safely With a Christian Rehab Network Facility
To help you begin your recovery with a clean slate, our faith-based rehab facilities provide supervised, safe medical detox for alcoholism and drug addiction. Then, we walk with you as you begin to detox other areas of your life: spiritual, mental, emotional, and relational. Begin anew today: 877.310.9545.