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— Drug addiction and rehab: let’s forget about judging each other,stop assigning moral guilt and escape this social matrix into a place where we can truly “love our neighbors as ourselves.” Evidence suggests that addicts have little choice but to grow into an addiction, from early abuse (which is often sexual abuse in the case of women). There is, then, a tendency for addictions to be handed down from generation to generation. But the last thing addicts need is for society to judge or incarcerate them.
republished May 2, 2020
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The Daily Walk with Love, updated May 2, 2020, by Paul Evans. Second included video is Guns and Roses: Don’t Cry (playlist). Brothers and sisters, let’s forget about judging each other, and escape this social matrix into a place which we alone build here, where we can truly “love our neighbours as ourselves.” Even failing that, a kind word is never misspoken.
A lot of people are in bad situations and can’t help their addictions, like the terrible curse of heroin, which has destroyed me twice through people in my life I have loved, partly, (although I never tried it). So I speak as one who cares, and somebody who has sacrificed a lot in my past, and now seeks to make those efforts mean something, which I feel I can only do by continuing to offer my love and what minor help I can offer to the addicted in our society. Heroin in particular is such a deadly evil today. I knew this one little slip of a girl, must have been about 18 or 19, she finally managed to get really good rehab out in California, was there for 5 or 6 months, got released, shot up and died. These addictions are that terrible and that’s ALMOST “final.” One cop once put it to me that “the only cure for heroin addiction is death.” But that’s wrong, not just a wrong attitude but this is not my experience. I had a friend who was the lead singer of a major rock band, but who sadly has since passed on, and he was addicted to almost every hard drug there is… but do you know he beat them all?
See The Real Truth About Addiction, recently on The Daily Walk with Love, by Paul Evans. YOU CAN DO IT. You know, as with time, as with all evils, if you Don’t Consider an addiction, if you have the WILL to do that, by just “forgetting” and not considering it, it basically doesn’t exist for you! Admittedly some addictions are VERY hard to forget about during withdrawal. May I suggest a method I have SEEN work? Just get some medicine such as Ativan (Lorazepam) and SLEEP through the worst of the withdrawal. This may be an answer. I sure hope and pray so to God. And also try prayer. It works.
The central issue the hard drug addict faces is the horror they face in going through rehab. Apparently once you’ve faced up to any withdrawal from heroin, or crystal meth or cocaine, it is extremely difficult to face up to it as a long term proposition. And the attitudes at most of the rehab centers is to have a moral judgment of the addicted patient which is out of the 19th century and not justified by modern scientific research. And even taking away the moral (mis)judgment against addicts, there is also evidence that rehab can be dangerous. See One Third of Skilled Nursing Patients Harmed in Treatment, ProPublica, March 13, 2014, by Marshall Allen. Inury rates at these institutions are actually higher than in hospital critical care wards. Also see Teens Are Being Trapped in Abusive ‘Drug Rehab Centers’, Vice.com, May 22, 2013, by Matt Shea.
Notwithstanding this, you know in your heart deep down that if you are addicted to heroin or crystal meth or even cocaine, you are eventually going to have to face up to the horror of the immediate future, and go through rehab, if you want to have a more “normal” life. You should, you know you have to, you know that your life can’t keep going on as it has forever. Pray to God for help: it works. Also, below we have given you some help links (which I have no personal experience with and are only what looks attractive to me in a theoretical manner online. I pray to God that one or more of these might help you. Know this: I love you! God Bless and keep you, in the Name of Christ. Amen.
One major point I am trying to make is that IF we call ourselves “Christian” as a society, then, like Jesus, I feel we should not be at all unkind to those who suffer from addiction. Friends of mine I have known and loved have died because of their strong addictions. I have known some heroin addicts and a few meth heads (crystal meth addicts). But was their suffering, and those of a lot like some or my friends, just in vain? It just seems to me that I myself should “finish what I started” and keep trying to help. I KNOW I was unsuccessful at helping my one particular friend who lived with me. Actually these days I don’t know whether she is living or dead. But I feel that God is calling me to open up the airwaves and offer my friendship to all those who suffer from addiction, or even just anyone who needs a friend. To me, that makes my friends’ deaths meaningful and it gives me a good focus for my life. Therefore the main focus of The Daily Walk with Miracles, besides the music we provide, courtesy of YouTube, from now on is going to be an honest and open chance for all those who suffer from addictions to have a place where people CARE about each other and refuse to judge or shun each other just because we suffer from addictions. In other words, I’m here for you, and we need to be here for each other!
Please understand that neither I nor The Daily Walk with Love has any money for you, only an honest open Christian love and ministry of sorts. I want to just “be here” for you and maybe if you want offer some choices for rehab, to help in that way with suggestions. The links immediately below seem like they would be a good place to start, IF you have come to the place in your life where you’re actively thinking of rehab. I can’t vouch for how good any of these services are, only that they SEEM to have attractive services. Otherwise, if you just want a friend to talk to, I’m here for you.
Along the lines of the whole “take your best shot” mentality, the whole “if not now, when” idea, is a good five-minute video you may want t0 watch, URGENCY 2 – Motivational video. Also helpful is THE CHANGE – Motivational Video – 4:37. I pray those short videos may help.
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Try these confidential services:
Have a look at Recovery Blvd.com
or call 1-888-247-2623
Have a good hard look at
Ohio Foundations Recovery Network
Locally in Wayne County, Ohio please see
One-Eighty: Steps at Liberty Center
or Call 330-264-8498
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I want to be certain that any person with “addiction issues” should strongly think twice before getting help with their addiction(s). Far too often in America, rehab sources have kept the 19th century mentality in which addiction is viewed as something morally wrong, when the overwhelming evidence suggests that that this not the case or situation at all. To give you one concrete example, consider the legalization of marijuana in Colorado. (Even though strictly speaking marijuana is NOT really a “drug” at all, but a healthful green herb approved by the Bible itself (Genesis 1:29-31.)) Did you realize that some 90 percent of the money spent AGAINST legalization in Colorado came from a multimillionaire who had owned a chain of rehab clinics?
At any event, I am not myself really capable of helping anyone morally about what to do if you are addicted to a hard drug. (Actually, I mean I care as much as anyone, and I know the truth somewhat, but I have no credential, and I would personally find it very difficult from my heart to give you (any individual) any advice. But if you just want somebody to talk to, I will always be here for you.) There seems to be little relief a person can get outside of conventional rehab clinics. However, please know, everyone, that you DO have God’s love and certainly my love too! And anyone should feel they do have a loving heart to talk to anytime. Please email me, Paul Evans at email@example.com. We can at least offer each other a little kindness and compassion, right?
I smoke cigarettes and neither want to or can stop, and it hurts me to be judged because I smoke or troubled because of it. I know in my heart that God loves addicted people just as much as He loves policemen, for example. God has healed me pretty much of any mental afflictions I may have had although I am a “different” sort of guy and may be somewhat autistic. I FEEL, at a personal level, the attitudes of those around me, partly because I have a lot of love in my heart. People mustn’t judge or hate others because of their addictions or odd or different behaviours, or different beliefs. We’re all just humans, the important thing is to realize how much God loves us.
It is also very important for those in authority to finally begin to see how rooted in 19th century law and old attitudes about addiction “the system” is, and how wrong that is in terms of saying we are a Christian nation. I would beg the reader to see and watch the video at The Real Truth About Addiction. This video and discussion are very revealing.
This website is supposed to be a place of friendship and hope, let’s keep it that way, OK Folks?
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