When teens ask us about bath salts, we understand that they’re not referring to Epsom salt for a relaxing time in the tub. They’re talking about synthetic cathinones, which are stimulants made in labs. Bath salts and similar drugs cause extreme wakefulness and elevated heart and breathing rates. Many people seek out these drugs because they are viewed as a cheaper substitute for stimulants like methamphetamine … Continue reading What Are Bath Salts?
We often discuss what addiction is in respect to what it does to a person’s heart and soul, and what it does to the family unit; however, how often are we brave enough to stare it in the face? If you have been affected, in any way, by addiction, these images may bring things more into focus. Oftentimes, we don’t see it in ourselves or … Continue reading The Many Faces of Addiction
It’s a sentence that just about sums up 2018 so far: Illinois is dealing with an outbreak of synthetic weed that makes its users bleed from their eyes and ears. On Thursday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reportedthat since March 7, at least 22 people have developed severe bleeding soon after taking synthetic pot products. The bleeding has not only occurred from their … Continue reading People Are Bleeding From Their Eyes and Ears After Smoking Synthetic Pot in Illinois
The word addiction has two basic meanings. The first definition, and the one most of us are familiar with is “to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on a habit-forming substance.” Those who are addicted or “given to much wine” (Titus 1:7; 2:3), “drunkards” (1 Timothy 3:3) or “heavy drinkers” (1 Timothy 3:8) are disqualified from teaching or holding a position of authority in the church. It’s … Continue reading HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS VIEW ADDICTION? Do They?