By   •   June 1, 2004   •   Topics: , ,


How can I help my loved one who is using drugs and alcohol?


Jesus Christ, the mighty Lord and Savior, is able to deliver anyone from a drug or alcohol problem. When Jesus Christ comes into the heart of an addicted person, He can break every sinful habit as that person allows Him. The Bible says, “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36, NKJV).

Here is a tremendous promise from God’s Word: “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” (James 5:16, NIV). The most important thing you can do is pray daily that your loved one will respond to the love of Christ. Pray that God will give you wisdom through His Holy Spirit to understand how you can help. Seek counsel with a gospel-teaching pastor also.

Teen Challenge International and Overcomers Outreach are organizations which have been very effective in leading people of all ages to Christ and to freedom from drug and alcohol addiction. They have developed proven programs of spiritual therapy, based upon the Bible, which have been instrumental in enabling many to enjoy purposeful, constructive lives. If you will contact them, they may be able to help you. They have branches in many cities. Their headquarters’ mailing addresses are: Teen Challenge International, P. O. Box 1015, Springfield, Missouri 65801, telephone: (417) 862-6969; and Overcomers Outreach, P. O. Box 922950, Sylmar, California 91392, telephone: (800) 310-3001.

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  1. Eileen vigil says:

    My son has had a drug addiction stronghold for many years. He has accepted Jesus in his life, but still struggles. We try try to keep him included in everything with the family. He has been through four rehabs. I’m now at the point that I’ve said I’m laying this at the cross, but I’m having a hard time with the thought of him not eating correctly. I trust and live God. Is it ok to let my son struggle with no roof over head and food to eat?

  2. melanie says:

    I need prayer for my fiancé that who is alcohol and on drug for awhile. we need prayer our relationship to be strong and he will be drug and alcohol free. we need a lot prayer for him to be strong and leave his bad habit friends. and let him show me more love and be in my life more often and his pay attention to his family and children. and love us more. please pray for him be broken from drug and alcohol to get off them. and special our relationship and family

  3. Patricia Taylor says:

    I need prayer for my son; he has been on drugs for a long time trying to get off of them but needs lots of prayer. I also need lots of prayers to get through this. He is a loving person when there’s no drugs.

  4. Shane says:

    My soul mate, best friend and unconditional love of my life is lost and delusional because she has been lied to by bad people who manipulate and use her. She is so bad off on drugs and alcohol I’m afraid for her. I know that if she can get sober and away from the demons surrounding her she will come back to me and let me help her regain her dignity, values, morals and self esteem. I will introduce her to Jesus Christ and God. Please pray for her life and her soul as well as our relationship with one another that used to be so great and pure and happy.

  5. betty says:

    Please pray drug addiction be broken over domininik life

  6. Joan says:

    My loved one is struggling with alcholol and crud addiction
    He has liver problems and kidney and stomach problems.
    Please pray for him and that he will hear God’s voice and come clean. God Bless u all

    1. joe says:

      Prayer is the most powerful gift we can give to our loved ones. What they are undergoing is part of the bad choices they make. Your love, my love, our love for them is the only key to help them. Let us love them more…this is the time when they need our love the most. Let us give them our kindness, understanding and prayer…AND MOST OF ALL…firmness of who we are…that we are strong and remain faithful to our one and only loving Father in heaven.

  7. Joan says:

    My loved one is struggling with alcholol and crud addiction
    He has liver problems and kidney and stomach problems.
    Please pray for him and that he will hear God’s voice and come clean. God Bless u all