Say no to Alcohol and Drugs by Bro Seth Ekow Ft Evangelist Jones Agyemang Duah

February 12, 2018
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Say no to Alcohol and Drugs by Bro Seth Ekow Ft Evangelist Jones Agyemang Duah

Drug abuse has become a major problem in our society. What does the Bible teach about mind-altering drugs, intoxication, and addiction? Is drug use moral or immoral? What about marijuana, cocaine, narcotics, LSD, hallucinogens, stimulants, sedatives, hypnotics, psychedelics, and heroin? What does the word of God say a Christian should believe?

Many forces influence people, especially young people, to begin drug use.
Much modern music, movies, and TV programs glorify illegal drugs, such as marijuana. “Today, marijuana is openly promoted at concerts, on CDs, even on clothes – sending teens a message of social acceptance…” Many specific examples are shown and cited

Life is not easy. It’s not easy if you have a drug addiction – or even if you don’t. It’s all about evolution. The strong survive. It’s not just about physical strength; it is more about mental strength. Do you have the will to survive? Do you have the strength to make it one more day?

As a person who has never had a drug or alcohol addiction, I can only speak from that perspective. My insight into your world is only through observation. I do not wish to walk in your shoes, but I can tell you what it is like to walk in mine – if you are serious about recovery.

Every day, I have unfulfilled wants that are not centered on anyone else. It may seem selfish, but I believe that the center of one’s being can only revolve around oneself. I want things, I want different feelings, I want changes in others, I want, I want, I want. It really never ends. I believe that desire is no different for anyone – a person with a drug addiction and those without.

Daily, there are people out there telling you, “No” – bosses, friends, parents, spouses, and significant others – that is just a part of life. Disappointment and hurt is as much a part of living as joy, happiness, and love. Hurt is the same for those with an addiction as it is for those without. The difference is how we react to and cope with our emotions, whether they are good or bad. I don’t know what drugs do for a person with an addiction to help cope with disappointment. I don’t know how drugs heighten the joy of happiness. But I do know that my life would be very monochromatic without the peaks and valleys.

I have no doubt from observing you that you hated every day you used drugs. I can see how your life was out of control, spiraling into a pit of hurt and despair. You became so lost that the helping hands of others could not even be grasped.

Surely no one can deny that drug abuse is a serious moral problem in society today.

The purpose of this study is to examine the problem of drug abuse in light of the Bible.

These stimulate the nervous system, including the brain. This mainly includes amphetamines (“speed,” “uppers,” “dexies,” “bennies,” etc.). Some people classify cocaine here, but others view it as a narcotic.

Short-term effects (immediate effects under the influence of the drug):
Blurred vision, sleeplessness, anxiety, moodiness, and a high (intoxication) with a false sense of self-confidence, power, and well-being.

Can produce hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not present), delusions (irrational thought), paranoia (thinking people are out to get you), or violent behavior. Overdoses can cause death.

Long-term hazards (after the immediate effects have worn off):
Can cause ulcers, malnutrition, brain damage, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, or kidney disease.

Can produce dependence with a strong urge to continue use, even feeling it is necessary to function. Some take the drugs just to avoid the depression that comes when the effect wears off. Can lead to “tolerance,” needing increasingly greater amounts to get the same effect.

Opposite to stimulants, these depress the nervous system, including the brain. Includes barbiturates (“barbs,” “downers”). Heroin, other opiates, and marijuana are sometimes classified here.

Short-term effects:
Intoxication with slurred speech, staggering, and poor judgment and reflexes. Large doses can cause unconsciousness or death. User may become so confused he takes more drugs without realizing the consequences.

Long-term effects:
Addiction is common. Users think they must have the drug to function. Obtaining drugs becomes the main function of life. Tolerance requires greater amounts to get the same effect. Stopping causes extreme withdrawal effects (can be worse than heroin withdrawal): anxiety, convulsions, even death.

If pregnant mothers use sedatives, babies may have birth defects, behavioral problems, withdrawal symptoms.

Say no to Alcohol and Drugs by Bro Seth Ekow Ft Evangelist Jones Agyemang Duah

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