There IS Hope for a Final End to Addiction

Today, on National Addiction News, I would like to spread hope.  It’s the hope found in Jesus Christ for a final end to addiction.  Being accountable to God is the only answer. Accountability is found in His plan of Salvation.  How you can be saved is found HERE.  With all of my heart, I invite you to read how to get saved at this link.  There are many who will preach and teach that all you have to do is say a simple prayer.  That ‘simple prayer’ is only the beginning of your road to Heaven and addiction healing.  Being saved is a daily commitment to follow the Lord, His teachings, His commandments, and His way of living.  There is no bargaining or switching one thing for another.  It’s set in stone.  It’s not found in buildings or televangelism. It’s found in your heart, by your choice.  Think about your first day of college or high school… it was just your first day. You didn’t graduate on day #1, did you?  You needed to attend classes, learn, test out and earn your degree or your diploma.  With God, you don’t have to earn Salvation – that’s a free gift; however, you do have to earn your arrival in Heaven, by your faithfulness to Jesus and His Word – The Bible.

Does following Jesus mean that your addiction will forever end?

That’s a question that is a definite, YES; however, it is determined by HOW you follow Him.  Are you still doing the things you used to do, or are you doing life the way He tells us to live it. Are you letting go and letting God have His way with you?  Are you reading His Word daily (and more)?  Are you permitting His Word to become everything within you?  Are you joyfully handing Jesus your eyes, your mind, your words, your thoughts, your body, your mind, your day, your selfish desires, your pride, your tenacious will, your lifestyle, your stubbornness, your favorite things, your TV shows, your home, your marriage, your children, your work, your home, your car, your will, and your future?  Unless you’re doing these things, I have to say that addiction freedom will probably never be yours to have.

It’s too hard to follow the Bible and do the things Jesus says we need to do.

I have never heard that from anyone who truly loves the Lord; however, from those who just refuse to give it up to God, I have heard that all too often.  They are people who will probably never come to Him with all of their hearts and souls.  Jesus Himself says, in Matthew 7:14, narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.  So, I don’t kid myself in thinking that everyone that hears this message will have some kind of epiphany and receive Jesus, this very moment.  I know better.  It will only be a few.  For those few, addiction freedom is available for the asking. I also know that for those few, Jesus died.Yeshua

Praise Him in the peace of your heart and Praise Him in the storms of your life!  Just Praise Him!

What’s Wrong with Most Recovery Programs?

I will make this answer as brief as I can… highlighting what I see is wrong.

Recovery, as the word implies, indicates that you will, at some point, recover; however, in addiction recovery, it takes on an entire new meaning when the ‘Steppers’ get involved. Recovery, in the broken ‘Step’ system that exists today, is defined by:

  • Forcing people to admit that they are ‘addicts’, even though you’re not using drugs or alcohol.  (This is an unthinkable thing to coerce people to declare, as it gives the mind permission to use again and again. It also degrades the psyche.)
  • Declaring, after much brainwashing, that you have an incurable disease that needs to be controlled by clawing through every second of every minute of every day.  (This is a outright LIE from the pit of Hell and very demeaning.)
  • Telling people to name anyone and anything as their ‘god’.  (There is only ONE True God of all Heaven and Earth and He’s declared in the Bible.  His Name is Jesus.)
  • Forcing ‘anonymity’.  This has proven to be very dangerous, because there are criminals who sneak into the 12 Steps groups and prey on vulnerable people who feel that they are sick and will never get better. This has caused many crimes to be committed against group members.  (We all have a name that we should be proud of.  We also need to know who is sitting next to us, so in case there is an issue, they can be reported to authorities.)
  • Having to have a ‘sponsor’ who is no better than anyone else and has no last name. (Seriously?  Who wants to be accountable to some nameless bozo who knows nothing more than you do, and probably isn’t capable of any leadership capacity.)
  • The ‘group CULT’ mentality causes MAJOR problems of jealousy, envy, bullying, despair, and causes the quiet ones to rarely get anything out of the meeting.  There are usually one or two anonymous groupies who run the whole show with their own agenda. (Groups, with the intent on creating any kind of therapeutic environment, is hopeless. People are individuals and as unique as each snowflake is, and need to be helped in a one-on-one private setting, for any progress to happen. Very few will ever discuss their private thoughts and concerns in a group, for fear of ridicule or shame.)
  • You’re forced to make ‘amends’, in a pattern of ‘steps’ or you’re just not a good groupie.  (The only accountability you have is to God, who will tell you – by His Holy Spirit – exactly what to do,  when & where to do it, and to whom.)

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Remember:  There’s only one ‘step’ to being totally healed from addiction.  Step up to the Lord Jesus Christ who died so that you can live a healthy, addiction free life!

God doesn’t care about who you used to be.  He just cares about who you are now!

Addiction Has an END!

cash cowJust as addiction has a beginning, it also has an end. It’s not a disease. It doesn’t have relapses. Don’t subscribe to the lies of the medical, psychiatric and addiction rehab  communities; they want to perpetuate the lie in order to keep bringing in those big bucks. Don’t be their cash cow.

Your addiction can end in death or in life.  It’s a choice only you can make. You don’t need to hit rock bottom to choose. You need Jesus Christ, along with the right Manual to freedom – the Bible.  Follow Him, in ALL ways.  If you receive Jesus and you walk in His ways, then you will be free for life!  BUT – you need to walk the walk 100% of the time, not only 99%.  Yes, you’ll make mistakes; however, a true believer knows when those mistakes happen and ask for immediate forgiveness.  It’s like falling when you’re walking; you get right up and start walking again.

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Fear, Anxiety, Depression and the Link to Addiction

As true believers in Christ, we know that the Bible speaks volumes regarding fear, anxiety and depression.  What God says is that they are all demonic spirits that cause oppression if we submit to them. . For me, I no longer have any of these because I have learned to walk my faith and walk by faith.  When we trust Him, all of these spirits must leave.  As a matter of fact, the Bible speaks of them having to “run in seven different directions”.  The spirits of fear, anxiety and depression, are unable to coexist with the Holy  Spirit within us.  So, if they exist in you, there’s a problem.  Are you truly saved?  Are you walking the walk?  Are you repentant?  Do you have the Holy Spirit?  Are you in any sins that you haven’t confessed to Jesus for forgiveness?  Are you following ALL of God’s commandments?

Clean up your soul and these spirits will leave.  I know that – without any doubt.  Remember that our faith is based on what we cannot see – not what we can see.  It’s a supernatural walk.

What’s the #1 cause of addiction? It’s the severe anxiety, depression, and fear that lead to despair.

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Just Found Amidst Dead Rocker Prince’s Personal Belongings — STEVE QUAYLE’S BOOK ON GIANTS and A BIBLE!

Haunting Images show the inside of Prince’s Paisley Park compound including the elevator where he overdosed on Fentanyl – with bundles of cash, drugs and a bag labelled ‘opium’ inside his vault. A chilling video taken inside Prince’s Paisley Park compound moments after his body was found has been released by cops alongside multiple photos which show (Steve Quayle’s book on Giants)bottles of drugs, wads of cash and personal belongings piled up in the compound where he spent his last days holed up. The footage reveals a home festooned in the singer’s achievements, yet strangely lacking of many personal touches, such as photos of friends or family. Sadly, it also revealed Prince’s battle with drugs, with pills bottles found scattered throughout the multi-million-dollar home, where he had lived for almost all of his adult life, along with a vault full of files, drugs and cash.

Tom Horn emailed Steve Quayle and asked if he would comment on his book being found in Prince’s suitcase with personal belongings. Here is Steve’s reply:

TOM, MY PRAYER IS THAT SOMETHING MAY HAVE STRUCK A CHORD IN PRINCE’S HEART FOR JESUS, IN THE CLOSING MOMENTS OF HIS LIFE. SHARING THE LOVE OF CHRIST WITH THOSE WHO ARE DECEIVED BY THE DEVIL IS A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF GOD’S GRACE EVEN THOUGH WE WILL NEVER KNOW WHOSE LIVES THE LORD LET US TOUCH FOR HIM UNTIL ETERNITY. THE FACT THAT PRINCE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THE GENESIS 6 STORY OF FALLEN ANGELS SEX WITH HUMAN WOMEN THAT PRODUCED THE LEGENDARY GIANTS, ALONG WITH THE MEN AND WOMEN OF ANCIENT MYTHS AND LEGENDS INCLUDING THEIR TECHNOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE SHOWS HIS INTEREST IN THE ULTIMATE SOURCE OF EMPIRICAL HISTORY—THE BIBLE AND IT’S ANSWERS FOR OUR ORIGIN, DESTINY AND THE CONFLICT BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL.

MAINSTREAM CHURCHES, IN HAVING FAILED TO DEAL WITH AND TEACH THE GENESIS 6 NARRATIVE, HAVE ABANDONED BIBLICAL REVELATIONS, WHICH CAN PROVIDE ANSWERS TO THOSE HEARTS DESPERATELY SEARCHING FOR MEANING AND PURPOSE IN LIFE BEYOND SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL, ANSWERING THE QUESTION OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE WITH THOUGHTS OF ETERNITY, BEYOND THE LIES AND DECEPTION NOW BEING OFFERED. THE GENESIS 6 NARRATIVE PROVIDES THE BACKGROUND AND DOCUMENTATION FOR WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SEEKING ANSWERS FOR. WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE SPIRITUAL CONFLICTS THAT RAGE AGAINST US, AND FROM WITHIN US, AT THE TOP OF THE LIST IS THE EVOLUTIONARY LIE THAT WILL LEAD THE WORLD INTO THE GREAT END-TIME DECEPTION THAT YOU TOM, MYSELF AND OTHERS HAVE WRITTEN AND SPOKEN ABOUT FOR DECADES. THE LIE THAT IS BEING SET UP AND DRILLED INTO MANKIND’S CONSCIOUSNESS IS THAT “EXTRATERRESTRIAL ALIENS” CREATED US AND ARE COMING BACK TO SAVE US FROM OURSELVES, WHICH THE WHOLE WORLD WILL RUN AFTER AS “THE APOSTATE CHURCHES” EMBRACE THE DEVILS INVITE. JESUS IS THE SAVIOR OF A BROKEN, HURTING WORLD, WHICH FINDS ITSELF LANGUISHING IN THE SHACKLES OF EMPTINESS, ALIENATION AND MASSIVE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL PAIN. ALL THE MONEY, FAME, FORTUNE, AND PERKS OFFERED BY THE “DEVIL’S DELICATESSEN” CAN NEVER FILL A HUNGRY HEART SEARCHING FOR PURPOSE AND MEANING ESPECIALLY WHEN CONFRONTED WITH THE END OF LIFE! JESUS STATED THAT HE IS THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE AND IN ROMANS 10:13 IT SAYS: “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” I PRAY THAT PRINCE CALLED OUT TO JESUS IN THE CLOSING MOMENTS.

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A Question for People Who Are Currently Owned By Addiction

I have a question for you today…  one that you need to search your heart and soul for.  I’m asking those of you who enslaved by prescription drug addiction, illegal drug addiction, alcohol addiction, sex addiction, porn addiction, shopping addiction, food addiction, and others.  What’s the inescapable purple elephant in the room for you right now?

Once you ID the purple elephant, ask yourself – one by one – these questions, and answer them.

  • How did it get here? 
  • Who brought it into my life? 
  • Why is it hanging around and following me all the time? 
  • What could I do to get rid of it? 
  • What obstacles am I  facing that are preventing me from chasing it  off  the highest cliff so that it never returns? 
  • Now, imagine for a few moments that it’s gone; how are you feeling? 
  • What is it like to feel this new way? 
  • What steps can you take so that another one doesn’t take it’s place?

Yes, healing is possible!


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Addiction is NOT a Disease!

The brain is an organ that can be conditioned (programmed).  When you tell the brain that addiction is a disease, it will program the person to continue in that addiction and have relapses.  Addiction being a ‘disease’ is nothing more than a theory that has never been able to be proven, so why subscribe to a theory?  When you condition the brain to the FACT that addiction is simply a sin that can be gotten rid of by giving it to Jesus Christ, the addiction ENDS FOR LIFE!  How do YOU want to live – Addiction FREE or Addicted?  You can choose and your brain will respond appropriately.

“I truly believe no treatment will work on a person with an addiction if the patient hasn’t fully given themselves over to the fact that they have a disease that does not heal itself.”

Margaret F.’s words capture a core belief of the traditional type of treatment program she attended, one common in 12-step-based facilities. Leading professional organizations – including the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, World Health Organization, and American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) – subscribe to the notion that alcohol and other drug addictions are diseases.

However, a growing number of experts are challenging this view. One of them is neuroscientist Marc Lewis, Ph.D., who eloquently elucidates his reasoning in a new book, The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease. Real-life stories of five different people who have struggled with addiction flesh out the framework he’s constructed from the latest neuropsychological findings.

From his home in the Netherlands, this Canadian expat and Pro Talk columnist (see his full bio here) gave me several hours of his time to answer the following questions:

Q: The ASAM defines addiction as “a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry” and goes on to say that “dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations… reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.” What’s wrong with this?

A: It’s not that all these brain changes aren’t involved in addiction – they are, but they’re also involved in becoming a basketball fan, falling in love, in becoming a jihadist, in developing any new passion. So why would we call addiction a disease that requires medical treatment?

Saying addiction is a disease suggests that the brain can no longer change…that it’s an end state. But no, it’s not end state.-MARC LEWIS

We know that treatment isn’t required by most to overcome addiction, so in that sense it’s not a disease. And the changes in the brain that occur because of addiction are not irreversible. We’ve been talking about neuroplasticity for decades. That is, the brain keeps on changing – due to changes in experience, self-motivated changes in behavior, as a result of practice, being in a different environment.

Saying addiction is a disease suggests that the brain can no longer change…that it’s an end state. But no, it’s not end state.

Q: If addiction isn’t a disease, what is it?

A: First, I’m not saying that addiction is not a serious problem – clearly it can be for many people. In terms of brain change, you could say that neuroplasticity has a dark side. But rather than a disease, I would say that addiction is a habit that grows and perpetuates itself relatively quickly when we repeatedly pursue the same highly attractive goal. This results in new pathways being built in the brain, which is always the case with learning: new pathways are formed and older pathways are pruned or eradicated.

…rather than a disease, I would say that addiction is a habit that grows and perpetuates itself relatively quickly when we repeatedly pursue the same highly attractive goal.-MARC LEWIS

But with addiction, much of this rewiring is accelerated by the action of dopamine, a neurotransmitter released in response to highly compelling goals, creating an ever-tightening feedback loop of wanting, getting, and loss.

As the addiction grows, billions of new connections form in the brain. This network of connections supports a pattern of thinking and feeling, a strengthening belief, that taking this drug, ‘this thing,’ is going to make you feel better – despite plenty of evidence to the contrary.

It’s motivated repetition that gives rise to what I call “deep learning.” Addictive patterns grow more quickly and become more deeply entrenched than other, less rewarding habits. In general, brain changes naturally settle into brain habits – this is the case in all forms of learning. In addition, the habits are learned more deeply, locked in more tightly, and are bolstered by the weakening of other, incompatible habits, like playing with your pet or caring for your kids. [In the book, Lewis describes in detail how addiction changes the brain.]

Q: You note that the neurobiological mechanics of this process involve multiple brain regions, interlaced to form a web that holds the addiction in place and that gouges “deep ruts in the neural underpinnings of the self.”  Yet you go on to say that “brain change – even more extreme brain change – does not imply that something is wrong with the brain.” How can that be?

A: Such brain change may signify that by pursuing a single high-impact reward and letting other rewards fade, someone hasn’t been using his or her brain to its best advantage.

The notion that you never forget how to ride a bike reflects our recognition that normal habits can be deeply ingrained. Thus, deep ruts in the brain don’t make the brain damaged. And new ruts can be formed on top of or beside old ruts. For example, when you lose a relationship, the deep ruts are still there – they can cause pain and create barriers to a new relationship. But then you say, “Enough of that.” And with some effort, you meet a new person and the brain modifies itself, which it constantly does.

The notion that you never forget how to ride a bike reflects our recognition that normal habits can be deeply ingrained. Thus, deep ruts in the brain don’t make the brain damaged.-MARC LEWIS

Psychiatrist Norman Doidge, author of The Brain that Changes Itself reminds us of a classic remark by Alvaro Pascual-Leone, a renowned Harvard neuropsychologist: The brain is plastic, not elastic. It doesn’t just spring back to its former shape. Rather, like Play-Doh [before it hardens], it can continue to be modified from whatever shape it’s currently in.

Q: Why does “The Biology of Desire” assume importance over your subtitle, “Addiction is Not a Disease”?

A: Basically, most of our attention is committed to achieving the goal, not to the goal in and of itself – it’s all about the drive to get to the pot of gold at the end, not the pot itself.

Basically, most of our attention is committed to achieving the goal, not to the goal in and of itself – it’s all about the drive to get to the pot of gold at the end, not the pot itself.-MARC LEWIS

According to recent advances in addiction neuroscience, there is a “wanting” system (desire) that’s mostly independent of the “liking” system. “Wanting” is really what drives addictive behavior. In the book, I talk about eating pasta – before you eat it, your attention is converged on getting that food into your mouth. But once it’s there, your attention goes elsewhere; perhaps back to the people you’re dining with or the TV show you’re watching. How much attention you pay to the taste of that bite of food is a drop in the bucket compared with the amount you spent to get it to your mouth.

Desire and expectancy make up most of the experience. The “wanting” part of the brain, called the striatum, underlies different variations of desire (impulsivity, drive, compulsivity, craving) – and the striatum is very large, while pleasure itself (the endpoint) occupies a relatively small part of the brain. Addiction relies on the “wanting” system, so it’s got a lot of brain matter at its disposal.

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