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!

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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HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS VIEW ADDICTION? Do They?

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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 1:72:3), “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 clear that church leadership needs to be sober and self-controlled so that, by their example, they can teach others to be the same, for we know that “drunkards . . . shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:10). Believers must not be dependent upon alcohol, and it stands to reason that this would also apply to addiction to any other substance, i.e. drugs, pornography, gambling, gluttony, tobacco, etc.

The second definition of addiction is “to occupy (oneself) with or involve (oneself) in something habitually or compulsively.” This speaks of an unnatural (for the Christian, at least) obsession with anything other than God: sports, work, shopping and/or acquiring “stuff,” even family or children. We are to “love the Lord, your God, with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might” (Deuteronomy 6:5), which is, according to Jesus, the first and greatest commandment (Matthew 22:37-38). We can conclude, then, that an addiction to anything other than God Himself is wrong. God is the only thing we can (and should) occupy ourselves with habitually. To do so with anything else draws us away from Him and displeases Him. He alone is worthy of our complete attention, love, and service. To offer these things to anything or anyone else is idolatry.

Whether it’s prescription drugs, illegal street drugs, alcohol, or some behavioral addiction, in order to make it to Heaven, you need to repent and get help.  Staying with your addiction will cause you to miss an eternity with Jesus that is beyond our imagination. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the Bible clearly says that “Drunkards” (those who are involved in any substance addiction) and “Idolators” (people who refuse to get help) don’t make it.  I’m by no means telling you that getting off of drugs is easy; it’s probably the hardest thing you’ll ever have to do.  I know, because I did it over 10 years ago.  Like everything, it’s a choice.  PLEASE choose wisely.  Eternity is forever!  So, what sounds like an insulting or stern warning, is actually an act of ultimate love from me.

Article Sources:  GotQuestions.org and NationalAddictionNews.com

Opiates & Benzos

Opiates are the MOST abused drug in the US today. In some people, addiction will begin in just 3 days or less. Most will be addicted within 4-6 weeks. After that, they will need detox to get them out of their addiction. The 6 week point is the point where doctors will escalate the addiction by increasing dosages and adding other opiates or other drugs that potentiate the effect of the opiates.  Examples of other drugs would be: antidepressants, Soma, and benzodiazepines such as ativan, klonopin and xanax, hypnotics, neurontin, lyrica and more. These monster doctors are fully aware of what they are doing to you, but do it anyone because addiction is an easy ride for them. All they do is keep giving you your Rx’s each month, collect $880.00 and up in insurance money for each of your visits. When you die, there are 4 to replace you in that notorious hell of a waiting room.

One of the immediate effects of opiates are drowsiness, lethargy, memory loss, paranoia, fear, respiratory depression and oftentimes nausea. One of the reasons for memory loss is due to a condition known as hypoxia. Hypoxia is oxygen loss to the brain and is caused by the opiates causing shallow and decreased respirations. An obvious sign of opiate use that is evident in ALL who are taking opiates is what is called ‘pinprick or pinpoint pupils’. One look and a trained eye knows; you don’t need to ask. The addict thinks you can’t possible know. This is a big giveaway of opiate abuse and cannot be disguised. Dark glasses won’t cover this up. If you’re stopped by a cop, you can be arrested for a DUI and probably do time in jail for it. If you do go to jail, most courts will not help you out with withdrawal. They will let you go cold turkey which is not fun and could bring seizures, heart attack, stroke and death. It’s noteworthy to mention that you can also be arrested for a DUI with taking Benzos… even at small doses – only once daily – over a long period of time (longer than 3 months). Most likely, your pupils will be dilated and will be quite evident to the trained eye. Those benzo eyes are everywhere! Constriction can happen also, based on other medications or drugs the person is taking.

God designed the heart and mind to coexist without drugs, therefore He knows far above what doctors, psychiatrist, substance abuse counselors and the media know about the damage that happens to an addicted heart and mind. In my humble opinion, I think denial is the worst enemy of someone on opiates or benzodiazepines. They are so afraid of being without their best ‘friends’ (drugs), that they try to deny the addiction. The problem is, the addiction will not deny them the right to suffer and die.

Remember: The fact that your doctor prescribed these dangerous drugs, does NOT release you from liability. You must always do your research and be accountable. Opiates and Benzos are BIG BIZ! Doctors cash in on that. Don’t be a cash cow. If you’re in an addiction, run from the doctor who gave it to you and find a medically supervised detox facility to get you off of these drugs. It’s the ONLY safe way of doing it. Please don’t be fooled by those who say you can do it yourself; you can’t.

Are all doctor malicious and trying to addict you for the sake of the almighty dollar and easy money? Are all doctors out for the lifestyle of the rich and famous?  Of course not; however, the majority must be because doctors are now the #1 cause of preventable accidental death her in the US… now surpassing car accidents! So, your answer is in the statistics.

National Alliance for Rx Drug Addiction Survivors (NARDAS)

NARDAS is an alliance that we have recently formed that will:

  1. Bring Awareness to the dangers Rx Drug Addiction

  2. Educate patients on physician induced addiction (Iatrogenic Addiction) which is the #1 cause of preventable accidental death in the US right now

  3. Advocate for those affected

  4. Provide support to it’s victims and their families

  5. Educate doctors about prescription drug addiction and detox

  6. Offer alternative methods of dealing with pain, anxiety, insomnia, hyperactivity, etc

  7. Encourage detox to those affected

  8. Organize a Membership so members can bring awareness to their communities

  9. Alert people to the dangers of Rx drugs, resulting damage to the body and mind and  the dangers of withdrawal

  10. Encourage safe medically supervised detoxification in a hospital or detox facility

  11. Prevent the initiation of addictive medications

  12. Educate in natural alternative therapies

  13. Arrange online meetings for discussion groups

Holding doctors criminally accountable for the forced addiction of innocent and trusting patients, MUST HAPPEN. Doctors are medical professionals to whom you go to for healing – not further suffering that leads to an untimely death.

Among a host of other major health problems, here are just a few that come from addictive and dangerous Rx drugs:
1) addiction will quickly happen (usually in approximately 2 weeks)
2) the torment of increasing episodes of withdrawal, requiring more drugs and increased dosages which = more side effects
3) inexplicable and bizarre physical and mental symptoms will always occur that they won’t tell you the drugs are responsible for. Rather, they put you through extensive, expensive and unnecessary testing for diseases that don’t exist, after which they give you and more addictive and psychotropic medications that further endanger your physical and emotional health
4) stroke, heart attacks, seizures, psychosis, hallucinations, mental ‘illness’ that is simply a result of the drugs’ side effects
5) an untimely preventable ‘accidental’ death

About these drugs and their effect on you and your psyche:
They’re lethal. Their harm far outweighs their short lived ‘good’. They will romance you for a short time until it begins to destroy and ultimately end your life – slowly, and with the panic of terror. You will be dumbed down and your existence is all about having the drugs and getting the drugs. The suffering is beyond belief. Some of the side effects of particular drugs will last a lifetime. All too many lose their lives. There is no respect of person, age, sex, or position in life. When doctors prescribe these dangerous drugs, they are now giving them to man, woman and child.

Many of these dangerous drugs cause you to feel a euphoria that stops you remembering past hurts and emotional pain. That NEVER lasts… it’s only temporary and will eventually bite you. Most victims of Rx drug addiction enter into it innocently because they trust their doctor. It’s a betrayal like no other. I term it a chemical rape! It is an UNINTENTIONAL drug addiction. Much like any addiction, it takes hostages of the victim and the people who love them. There is no eye in this storm; you need God Himself to lead you out and bring you to safety.

The short term and seemingly quick fix for you, produces a long term high income for your greedy doctor. The death toll is currently up to a staggering 783,936 innocent victims this past year – in the US alone. The suffering is well beyond these numbers. Left behind are grieving loved ones who feel unspeakable guilt that they should have known what they couldn’t have known at the time. Parents find their cold and lifeless kids bodies, foaming at the mouth on the bed in the home and bedroom they designed for their comfort, security and joy. Children can’t find the mom or dad they used to know as loving and caring – due to the effect the drug has on them, or, due to death. The personality of people become buried. These victims are criticized for their ‘drug seeking behavior and doctor shopping’ when doctors fully understand that they HAVE NO CHOICE in order to stop the torture of withdrawal. Everyone who becomes addicted to prescription drugs is owned by their addiction. They have little to no time for their careers, children, activities of daily living, their friends, or their families whom they once cherished. Everything falls apart.

What can be done? Together, we need to work cohesively, from the bottom up rather than from the top down. Why? It’s because Big Pharma and Big Med have become too powerful and are untouchable at this point. So, we educate you, the people, on how to never allow doctors to addict you. We help and support those addicted as to ways on how to get out and stay out. We offer alternative suggestions for ways to manage life’s challenges that got you there in the first place. We give support and comfort to the grieving loved ones left behind. Everyone is given a chance to tell their story or to speak on behalf of your loved one who lost their life. THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE BECAUSE THERE IS AN ABUSE OF POWER THAT THEY SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAD IN THE FIRST PLACE. It can change when you hit doctors where it hurts more – their wallets!  If you’ve been injured by an addiction give to you by your doctor, or, a loved one has died of an accidental prescription drug overdose, please contact a malpractice attorney today.

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