You may or may not have been a Christian before your drug and alcohol addiction started. At this stage of your life, sobriety is important. Staying sober means being able to keep your job and keeping friends and family in your life. If you accepted Jesus Christ into your heart, you know that God loves you. God wants to see you sober because drugs and alcohol will only keep your mind body and spirit unhealthy.
If you received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and savior in rehab, you owe it to yourself to keep on learning about your faith. When you feel down, you have Jesus to turn to. You are no longer walking through this life alone. If you have been a Christian for most of your life, your relationship with Jesus may have become cold. It is now time to pick up your Bible and start reading it daily. Begin learning about why God loves you. Learn why Jesus died for you. These steps are important to take because it will help to keep you sober.
Once you understand that you are not alone in this life, you will begin to focus your attention on something other than yourself. Christianity teaches love for your fellow brother or sister. It teaches you how to live for God and not for drugs and alcohol.
If you understand that you are obligated to God in life, you will begin to see that you can never go back to drugs and alcohol. It will only destroy your life. Having faith in Jesus means that you are not going to ever go back to what you know was destroying your life. Before rehab, your life may have been addicted to a drug or alcohol. You may have not been yourself. Now that you are sober, it is time to look at your life and examine what may have lead you to become an addict to begin with.
Practicing your Christian faith simply means that you are taking time out of your life in order to get closer to God. As you get closer to God, you begin to see that there is something out there much bigger than yourself. You no longer have to feel like you have nobody that understands you. When you feel that your parents, friends and loved ones have failed you, know that God can never fail you. He is the all-knowing and powerful God.
Since God loves you, he wants to be friends with you. Thinking of Jesus as a personal friend helps many addicts find hope when they feel like they want to turn back to drugs and alcohol. Knowing that Jesus truly does care about you is the best way for you to see that you have nothing to fear anymore. You have a 24 hour friend.
As you learn about your faith, you will see that other Christians love you to. The church is your family. It is the heart of where you need to be on Sunday mornings. Knowing that someone else out there is willing to be your friend is a sure sense of peace.