Category Archives: ADDICTION

MARIJUANA: RISK OF PSYCHOSIS

High-potency cannabis, or frequent use, raises the risk of psychosis

Regular use of cannabis with a high potency (HIGHER THAN 10%) increases the risk of developing psychosis five-fold, according to a study published this week by the Lancet. It also found that using less potent strains daily increased the risk three-fold. This study looked at cannabis use among 901 European patients newly diagnosed with psychosis including schizophrenia. In London, 30% of new cases of psychosis in the study were estimated to be tied to strong cannabis.

In addition, the risk of developing psychosis or schizophrenia increases when cannabis use is initiated before the age of 16. Also, persons with a family history of psychosis or schizophrenia who use cannabis are at greater risk of developing psychosis and schizophrenia. Cannabis users with a family history of psychosis are 2.5 to 10 times more likely to develop psychotic disorders, compared to non-users with a family history.

IS IT GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH?

Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug worldwide, with 5 million daily users worldwide. Continue reading MARIJUANA: RISK OF PSYCHOSIS

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THE METH SCOURGE

THE METH SCOURGE
THE METH SCOURGE

The scourge of crystal meth, with its exploding labs and ruinous effect on teeth and skin, has been all but forgotten amid national concern over the opioid crisisMeth has returned with a vengeance. In Oregon, meth-related deaths vastly outnumber those from heroin.

Mexican drug cartels stepped in and have inundated the market with so much pure, low-cost meth that dealers have more of it than they know what to do with. Under pressure from traffickers to unload large quantities, dealers are even offering meth to customers on credit. 

Heroin is a depressant. It shuts you down and you’re not capable of doing a whole lot. In contrast, meth is a stimulant: addicts have lowered inhibitions and are awake 24/7, running around at night, so night burglaries abound. Eighty or 90 percent of heroin users are also using meth to temper the effects.

Like opioids, meth is highly addictive and difficult to quit. Meth has been overshadowed by opiates. Unfortunately, there are fewer tools to combat meth than to combat opioids: There is nothing like Naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdoses, or methadone, which can stem opioid cravings.

Meth or methamphetamine use is plausibly responsible for as many if not more drug-related crimes, episodes of violence, and trips to the emergency room than any other substance (discounting all of our daily opiate overdoses)

Meth first overloads and then eventually disables the dopamine system in the brain, which is not good. Meth exacerbates any pre-existing psychosis or induces psychosis altogether. Frequent users often report they hear voices, see “shadow figures,” experience severe paranoia, and endorse full-blown psychotic delusions. When you couple these sorts of psychotic symptoms with frequently hyper-aggressive and/or hyper-sexual behavior while intoxicated, you have a real public health problem. Addicts become semi-aware fragments of themselves, arousing and satisfying their darker impulses.

Meth kills by overloading blood vessels, eventually resulting in aneurysms, heart failure and strokes. As a result, long time older users are likeliest to die—in San Francisco, the average age of those who die of a meth overdose is 49.

METH SCOURGE
THE METH SCOURGE

The White House Council of Economic Advisers estimates the total social cost of the opioid crisis to the country in 2015 was as high as $504 billion, or 2.8% of GDP. Continue reading THE METH SCOURGE

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ALCOHOLIC DELIVERANCE ASSURED

REAL TRANSFORMATION

We are all spiritually powerless and not just those physically addicted to a substance Some Twelve Steppers settled for mere sobriety from a substance instead of a real transformation of the self. 

Usually, there is little removal of most defects of character.  We would rather be ruined than changed. Our inability to see our personal failures is paralleled by our need for deliverance. You cannot heal what you need delivered; what will remain in control of you is from within, festering and destroying you and those around you..

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OUR CRAVINGS

We all seem to be guilty of craving something that we cannot have. Some of us refuse to let go of these cravings.

CHANGING THE WAY WE LOOK AT LIFE

It takes a deep sense of humility to change long established attitudes. Egos are at work here. Your ego must be tamed. The power to be more selfless comes from the power of God. “The Kingdom is within you.”                                                                  Luke 17:21

When we stop fighting against those things that can’t be changed, contentment becomes a possibility. Hope and openness enable us to see our possibilities. Without hope, there is no growth in our communion with God and with others.

LET GO AND LET GOD.

The AA saying at Alcohol Anonymous is “Let go and let God.” We relinquish our concerns into the Hands of God so that we can live our lives without energy-depleting fear. Unreasonable fear is a terrible enemy. Many of us try to be in total control of our lives, and we discover that the results are disastrous.

You can be so bogged down with a problem that you lose your creative energy to find your way out of it.

There is no promise that storms won’t be part of our lives. But there is a promise that we won’t navigate through them by ourselves:”Trust in the Lord forever; He will always protect us.”                                                                                                                               Isaiah 26:3, 4

Could we actually believe that saying yes to God would bring us harm? It will bring us gain and not loss.

The key to our growth is our willingness to leave some space for God to do His work within us. We have hope because we know that we are loved.

ALCOHOLICS AND DELIVERANCE

 One can be laden with all sorts of addiction. These include: alcohol, cigarettes, masturbation just to add a few. These addictions must be dealt with on a spiritual level. There is a very close cause and effect related to alcoholics in need of deliverance. Continue reading ALCOHOLIC DELIVERANCE ASSURED

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DELIVERANCE FROM ADDICTION ASSURED

FREEDOM

Freedom is the corner stone of all great nations. It is an essential human right. Self-discipline is the foundation of freedom.The complete opposite is the feeling good thinking: “If it feels good, do it.”

ADDICTION

Addiction robs us of self-discipline, freedom and our own dignity. Of course, this leads to slavery to alcohol, drugs, food, pornography, gambling, sex, violence and shopping. These addiction attacks take over our bodies, but also our minds, hearts, spirits and check books. Those who are paralyzed by addiction follow sheepishly wherever the flock leads. Addiction clouds our judgment and causes us to lose sight of our essential purpose in life.

Aldous Huxley said, “Addiction is an increasing desire for an act which gives less and less satisfaction.” Quite the opposite is a person who is free: he or she is quietly confident and peaceful with all manner of positive thoughts.

An addict needs a strategy to solve the problem. The Alcoholics Anonymous has 12 steps that have been successful, but there is a missing ingredient: EVIL INFLUENCE.

ADDICTION AND  DELIVERANCE

ADDICTION DELIVERANCE

One can be laden with all sorts of addiction. These include: alcohol, cigarettes, masturbation just to add a few. This addiction must be dealt with on a spiritual level. Casting out demons is the only way to get rid of these demons that drive the person to do these things in the first place. The demons will hook themselves to a person’s flesh and mind. Deliverance WILL be needed.

WHAT IS DELIVERANCE?

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Deliverance is defined as “a rescue from bondage or danger.” Deliverance is often sought from evil spirits or the spirit of lust, jealousy, etc. We are told to “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith.”                                                                                                                                                  1 Peter 5:8,9

All aspects of deliverance are available only through the person and work of Jesus Christ:” When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, ‘Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!’”                                                                              Luke 10:17

 DO YOU NEED DELIVERANCE?

To determine if you are in need of deliverance, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Are you continually argumentative or contrary–usually on the verge of anger?
  2.  Are you violating, neglecting or causing pain in a relationship?
  3.  Are you practicing sin and can’t seem to stop?
  4. Do you see a pattern of issues in your family, whether disease, poverty, anger, divorce, sexual perversion or other issues?
  5. You are sick all the time and the doctors find nothing wrong. You could be dealing with a spirit of infirmity?
  6. Are you having “spiritual” encounters, including recurring  dreams/nightmares that you leave you fearful?
  7. Do you sometimes sense that the problem isn’t you, but rather something in you?
  8. Are you attracted  to the occult. , e.g. Ouija Boards, Seance, Fortune Telling, Horoscopes, Hypnosis etc, or Witchcraft?
  9. Have you experienced traumatic events that have impacted your life negatively?
  10.  Do you keep hitting the same wall.

One minister of healing had a record of 70% recovery of drug addiction, compared to 5% by the public health system, simply by this form of healing ministry. We are dealing with desperate people who need help right now; they don’t want a sermon about the hereafter. What willpower cannot accomplish, Christ’s healing power can and does.

The Bible talks about the flesh, also known as the “Old Man”: the part of the person that is rebellious and wants to do its own will rather than the will of God and is open to be influenced by the Devil. “Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walk about, seeking whom he may devour.”                            1 Peter 5:8.

“For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.”                                                                                                        1 John 2:16

Ask the Lord what caused this addiction. This will help you to solve the mystery of this problem. Addiction often has its origin

The work of demonic powers is often present in cases of addiction. Our struggle is with evil powers. Drugs and alcohol are a demonic doorway to the supernatural world. When you use it, you enter a dark world of destruction, depression, anxiety, confusion, and restlessness.

The demons will hook themselves to a person’s flesh and mind. Deliverance WILL be needed.

OXYCODONE KILLS

Overdoses involving prescription painkillers are at epidemic levels and now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined.

The number of people killed by drug poisoning, driven by large increases of painkiller abuse, surpassed motor vehicle fatalities for the first time.

DRUG OVERDOSE KILLS

Oxycontin, formally known as Percodan, allows the time released capsules to be absorbed all at once!

DRUG OXYCODONE KILLSDRUG ADDICTION

Oxycodone or Oxycontin kills the pain. It also kill the joy, the hope, the body and the brain and finally the SOUL!  Again spiritual deliverance is really the only solution through the Blood of Christ.

DRUG ADDICTION

Cigarette and Drug Bust

Smokers already know that smoking adversely affects virtually every organic system of the human body and bodily function. The smoker opens the door to the spirit of self destruction and commits “slow-suicide”. The heart and blood are affected. The eyes and nasal passages are inflamed and burned. The respiratory system easily falls prey to emphysema and asthma. Tobacco, nicotine and smoking attack and break down immune systems so cancers can develop unrestricted. Common to smokers are lung cancer, throat cancer and lip cancer.

We are responsible to God for the care of our body.  We are held responsible by God, for the care and use of our physical body. states: “What? Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own. “                                                                            1 Corinthians 6:19

We open ourselves to our physical destruction: “If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.”                1 Corinthians 3:17

ADDICTION DELIVERANCE

A person who has the smoking habit, in honesty, must label themselves an “addict”. Continue reading DELIVERANCE FROM ADDICTION ASSURED

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