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Why do people take recreational, mind altering, drugs?

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I don't think lard was as bad on people as chemicals are today. A big old lard made biscuit is delicious.s
---shira4368 on 8/8/14


That's too much information about your personal life Kat.
---Leon on 8/8/14


Some people like eating people.
---kathr4453 on 8/8/14


My grandmother used lard. My mother used Crisco. Nowadays people are using vegetable oils, etc. No wonder food no longer taste as good as grandma & mama's did. :/

Also, factor in the chemicals now used to grow produce & drugs fed to & injected into livestock before they're processed for the marketplace. In my grand parent's day mostly everything was natural & organic.

My mother & grandmother used those big cast iron skillets...#10 frying pans. There was something about those cooking utensils that made food taste heavenly. What a drug free, blissfully mind altering experience that was! :)
---Leon on 8/8/14


Some people like food deep fried in lard. :)
---love.jesus on 8/8/14




"...give us a specific list of recreational, mind altering drugs? is it wrong to use these drugs?
---aka on 8/7/14

Is it okay to function in a stupor resulting from taking recreational drugs? Is that a safe thing to do? Doesn't God wants us to function unencumbered & in our right minds?

Forty plus years ago, I drank alcohol, "etc", before it started drinking me. I ultimately chose & went to alcohol rehab. Afterwards, I accepted Jesus Christ as Savior & Lord.

Now I drink coffee, in moderation, for the caffeine jolt that gets me going. But, I drink no more than one cup daily. Otherwise & I'll be figuratively bouncing off the walls (daffy). Left myself wide open there, huh? :)
---Leon on 8/8/14


Luke, so lets go through this again.

Adam/Eve were the only ones who in the beginning, had only ONE law...."do not eat..." period. Sin ,all died. After, the LAW upon man was the LAW of Faith in putting their faith in the coming redeemer. No law, written or otherwise could save anyone. Through the law of conscience or Law of Moses God revealed what sin is. Through this knowledge of conscience or written law man knows he has fallen short of the Glory of God's perfect righteousness. This is WHY sacrifice was established. Sacrifice was the LAW OF FAITH in another. The bulls goats etc pointed to Jesus Christ. This is the Righteousness "of God" revealed, to ALL and UPON ALL. Nothing limited here.
---kathr4453 on 8/8/14


Luke, I think I pointed out to YOU the difference between the written law and law of the Conscience. There is also the LAW of Faith.

I suggested you reading Romans 1-3 AGAIN.

Romans 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

So, it is the "law of FAITH" from the beginning that was broken. EVERYONE is and will always be subject to the LAW OF FAITH....meaning FAITH is/was and will always be available to ALL.

Romans 1:17
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith was established right from the very beginning starting with A/E to Cain/ Abel. Hebrews 11!
---kathr4453 on 8/8/14


Luke, let me simplify my last post to you. God never gave Adam and Eve or Cain and Abel any LAWS to keep in order to keep from being cursed or condemned. If that were so, and they could keep them, then they too would have something to BOAST about.

The ONLY LAW God gave Adam Eve Cain Abel from the beginning was the obedience of presenting a SACRIFICE showing they were a sinner and could not save themselves. This sacrifice Abel presented was the our of the LAW OF FAITH in the coming redeemer. This IS and WAS the Righteousness of God revealed....Genesis 3:15 God promised and revealed HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS to come.
---kathr453 on 8/8/14


I drink coffee and dip snuff.
---love.jesus on 8/7/14

OK, so now Leon wants you to tell us WHY you drink coffee and dip snuff. Does coffee REALLY alter your mind?...
---kathr4453 on 8/8/14


Wow Brother Love! Surely not at the same time? My late paternal grandmother also dipped snuff (Tube Rose). :)

No Kat (Miss Omniscient "smarty pants")! What Leon really wants to know is, for those of us (myself included) who are true caffeine fiends, what happens when/if you miss a day of drinking coffee? How does that affect your mental demeanor (alter your mind)?
---Leon on 8/8/14




Kathr,
You better get your topic of the Law corrected. There is a written Law, and there is an unwritten Law. The written law is written, the other law is not. When anyone disobeys God whether it is written down or not, it is sin, for "anything without faith is sin".
Gentiles who lived with the Jews were under the written letter of the law. Even those who were not, were still under the law because "although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened."
Why do you think it says,
"all come short of the glory of God" because all disobey God.
---Luke on 8/8/14


I drink coffee and dip snuff.

---love.jesus on 8/7/14

OK, so now Leon wants you to tell us WHY you drink coffee and dip snuff.

Does coffee REALLY alter your mind? So Aspirin must be a mind altering drug as well, filled with caffeine. But I doubt many take aspirin for recreational use.
---kathr4453 on 8/8/14


I drink coffee and dip snuff.
---love.jesus on 8/7/14


"Try marijuana and you will know such euphoria and carelessness. "

go to the rockies first.

so, leon, give us a specific list of recreational, mind altering drugs?

is it wrong to use these drugs?
---aka on 8/7/14


Mark: You described addictive behaviors all of which can very easily culminate in death. However, having an adrenaline rush from sky or cave diving, gambling, etc., isn't the same as people using recreational drugs like marijuana, etc. Neither is dogging down food to relieve one's anxieties considered using recreational drugs. Cigarette smoking & drinking alcohol, & coffee, are very good examples of recreational drugs. Yes, I said COFFEE! :)

I agree Gordon.
---Leon on 8/7/14


Kathr, I am very pleased to hear that you do not enjoy God's cursing of people. That's a good thing. Peace to you.
---love.jesus on 8/7/14


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Kathr, if you enjoy having God curse people, there isn't much I can do about that.

---love.jesus on 8/7/14

who said I enjoyed having God curse anyone love.jesus. Please stop reading into something never said.

I quoted scripture based on Luke's post regarding blessings and cursing's. That's all.

If you enjoy misrepresenting others here on line, there is not much I can do about that. But I can point out your misrepresentation.

Now, if you have a problem with God and HIS WORD take it up with Him.
---kathr4453 on 8/7/14


Kathr, if you enjoy having God curse people, there isn't much I can do about that.
---love.jesus on 8/7/14


People take illicit drugs for various reasons:

To feel "good".

To get "high".

To "escape" from their problems.

To "escape" from feeling depressed, lonely, emptiness, etc.

It also becomes an addiction, so that, even if one wanted to quit, they can't (not without the Power of GOD, most of the time, at least.)

Even certain prescribed medications become an addictive, demonic stronghold if allowed.

What starts out as a one-time event to feel good becomes and lifelong demonic stronghold.

Illicit drugs are property of Satan. Anyone who uses them opens the door for Satan and the demons to OWN them.
---Gordon on 8/7/14


Okay, I'm going to throw out some red meat...The reason people take recreational drugs is "because"...
---Leon on 8/7/14

Why do people skydive, cave dive, climb mountains, or race cars? Why do people smoke cigarettes, eat 1000 calorie burgers, drink alcohol, or gamble away millions?

One word...pleasure.

Try marijuana and you will know such euphoria and carelessness. It is truly a great escape, unlike a vacation where you need to go someplace. Your worries will fade away...along with your life.
---Mark_Eaton on 8/7/14


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Despite all the misdirected jibber-jabber going on here about the Law & abortion (Bryan, Luke, Kat), the question still remains: Why do people take recreational (non-prescribed) drugs?

Okay, I'm going to throw out some red meat...The reason people take recreational drugs is "because", like in the lyrics of the Johnny Lee song, they're "looking for love in all the wrong places."

Reference 1 John 4
---Leon on 8/7/14


Luke all men are dead as a result of Adam's sin. Man was born dead in sin. There is no additional DEAD added to dead. Dead is dead.

The Law was brought in to show Israel, although they were God's chosen people that they too were sinners, and need a savior. This is why scripture states ALL have fallen short of the Glory of God.

Gentiles were never under the Law.

Romans 1-3 will explain.

Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law,

Romans 3:21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets,
---kathr4453 on 8/7/14


//NO, all men, born of Adam DIED. From Adam to Moses even though there was no LAW death still remained.//

Kathr,
I do not understand why you object to. All men, descendants of Adam are dead in sin. Why? for breaking the laws of God. There was no written law in the beginning, but Adam broke the law. He disobeyed God, disobeying God is breaking the law.
When the written law was given, it was given so men could see their sin. But all descendants of Adam are under the curse, dead in trespasses and sins.
---Luke on 8/7/14


Love.jesus, I guess it's just one more verse from God that is again too complicated for you and totally over your head. But none the less, it is God's Word and unfortunately for you, with much of God's Word, God doesn't run by you to see how you think or feel about it. I know you also gave some personal opinion on abortion here stating it was better, because it assured the aborted heaven, where if they grew up the majority would go to hell.

Do you REALLY LOVE JESUS? Then you would LOVE THE WORD, who,is Jesus Christ, and not go around scoffing at things that you clearly have said is tooooooooo complicated for you. Ignorance is not bliss. And in this particular verse, we are told not to be ignorant of this truth.
---kathr4453 on 8/7/14


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I have no wish for God to curse anyone who curses me. We are told to return blessings for curses. That is what God does.
---love.jesus on 8/6/14


Gal 3:10For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written,Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
The MORAL Law of Conscience was never written in the book or any book of the Law. Deut 27-29 tell us what the curses are under the Law of Moses, Joshua 8 again reiterating TO ISRAEL the blessings and cursing's written in the Book given to Israel for their obedience as God's peculiar people on earth .
There is also another BLESSING/CURSE...that is still effective today. "I will BLESS those who bless you and CURSE THOSE WHO CURSE YOU ." Those who curse Israel, as Balaam tried to do will always be under God's Curse.
---kathr4453 on 8/6/14


The lost are still condemned for breaking the laws. They are under the law, and need to be freed by Christ, otherwise they remain slaves to sin. Agape

---Luke on 8/6/14

NO, all men, born of Adam DIED. From Adam to Moses even though there was no LAW death still remained. The LAW was brought in to show man that man could not keep the Law. Jesus Christ came to set men free from DEATH, and those under law are also set free from the curse of the Law.

Two entirely different issues. And yes the same Jesus who brings LIFE to the dead, also brings deliverance from SIN through His resurrection Life. And is freely offered to ALL who place their faith in the Risen Savior.
---kathr4453 on 8/6/14


//The freedom you received from Christ Jesus did you have to earn it? This same freedom that set you free from the laws of sin and death is given to all.//

Dear Bryan,
I have to correct you again. Jesus Christ did not set every individual free from the law, only those who believe by faith in Jesus Christ.
The lost are still condemned for breaking the laws. They are under the law, and need to be freed by Christ, otherwise they remain slaves to sin. Agape
---Luke on 8/6/14


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This is goodness and mercy of God, as we share the love God had for us. When we were lost without Christ. It brings light into darkness, that is how it happen to use we did not come to Jesus out of fear but love.
---Bryan on 8/5/14


The freedom you received from Christ Jesus did you have to earn it? This same freedom that set you free from the laws of sin and death is given to all. Or all have the right to it even the lost. When you judge or condemn, a person addicted to drugs or taking medication to stay healthy. Your saying to then their not good enough for that freedom.
---Bryan on 8/5/14


\\Most say for church which alls points to religions of men. \\

Just like yours, Bryan.

And James talks about YOUR tongue and fingers.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/4/14


To escape their reality. The ones I have talked to all feel condemn by God.
---Bryan on 8/3/14

You are absolutely correct.

Many of the people I meet struggle with God and have been harmed by religion. They have no trust of God and no trust of churches or church people.

My own history is much the same. My father is a minister who was physically abusive and emotionally distant. I projected my hatred for him onto God and felt that God could not love me because my family did not love me. I felt I could not trust God because God abandoned me when my father was abusing me.
---Mark_Eaton on 8/4/14


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Bryan, I totally agree with you. There are multitudes of people using drugs, and I will include alcohol as a drug , to block out the pain of sexual abuse from childhood by religious leaders. People they trusted and believed God called them. So they see God through these horrible experiences. The stories and reasons go on and on. In the OT, sorcery, also drug use was used In witchcraft to talk to the dead.

Some use drugs and alcohol to become more social, because of the fear of intimacy and acceptance. Some just to relieve stress, and in this day and age, there is stress. Any drug, including alcohol, as a form of escape is recreational to the one using it.
---kathr4453 on 8/4/14


Leon, what kind of degree do you have in social work or ministry to anyone who is addicted, or uses recreational drugs? AND, if perchance you had the opportunity to witness to someone who uses drugs to re-create in their mind a moment of escape, based on reasons Bryan suggested, not knowing someone's history, whether they came from a Religious home and may have been told it was their fault their little sister died, or maybe they were told their mother died because God was punishing them for being naughty, ....would you say those condemning words to them? I believe you would. Why? Because you are nasty and judgmental to those who are saved, so how much more to those who are not.

Fools rush in with judgement where Angels dare to tread.
---kathr453 on 8/4/14


Bryan: Why would anyone in their right mind feel condemned by someone they don't know? No, God isn't their problem. They're miserable because they listen continually to the devil's lies against God. They listen to Satan's empty promises of out of the world bliss (Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds). But they always wind up, face down in the dumps, frightened & confused, & blaming God for their mindless, self inflicted stupor. Insane! They want to be free to do their thing & stupidly give themselves over to sin only to find themselves stuck in quicksand like bondage to the devil.
---Leon on 8/3/14


To escape their reality. The ones I have talked to all feel condemn by God. Why is this so were did they get such a ideal like that from? Most say for church which alls points to religions of men. No grace no forgiveness, lot of condemnning and judging. Be careful of your words you can bless or condemn with them, look at James. He talks about your tongue.
---Bryan on 8/3/14


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It is funny Leon that you posted this question right after your LUCY post. Were you perhaps hoping someone would give you the name of a mind altering drug so you could perhaps evolve into a superhuman god?

Many on LSD believed they could talk to God. Those who took mescaline (sp) complained they only got as high as the Angels.

Those who smoked pot found they loved Cheetos and loved watching Scooby-Do cartoons.

What else would you like to know?
---kathr4453 on 8/3/14


"Why do people take recreational, mind altering, drugs?" To get high.
---Josef on 8/2/14


2 Peter 3,9 All drugs are used for the body. Some for health reasons, some for unhealthly reasons. God is not setting up in heaven condemnning use for either. So if you feel the need to condemn. God have mercy on you. That is why Jesus said let your light shine condemnning people there is no light in that.
---Bryan on 8/1/14


So much for trying to be perfect. I guess grace is working in me.
---Bryan on 7/31/14


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Are we talking illegal or medical? One to self medicate away their problems. Which God dies not condemn as some would have you to believe. Cause a believer who self medicate want more anything is freedom from theit problems. [?! ~ very bizzare comments!]
---Bryan on 7/31/14

ILLEGAL BRYAN!

---Leon on 7/31/14


\\Are we talking illegal or medical?\\

Since the question is talking about recreational drugs to alter the mind, it's obviously NOT talking about prescribed medicine.

Bryan, is English your first language? You seem to have difficulty understanding it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/31/14


Are we talking illegal or medical? One to self medicate away their problems. Which God dies not condemn as some would have you to believe. Cause a believer who self medicate want more anything is freedom from theit problems.
---Bryan on 7/31/14


Are we talking illegal or medical? One to self medicate away their problems. Which God dies not condemn as some would have you to believe. Cause a believer who self medicate want more anything is freedom from theit problems.
---Bryan on 7/31/14


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Aka: Your conversation sounds very immature. Are you in high school?
---Leon on 7/30/14

thanks for proving my point.
---aka on 7/30/14


Aka: Your conversation sounds very immature. Are you in high school?
---Leon on 7/30/14


Mark Eaton, I totally agree. the important thing is additive. there are some naturally occurring ingredients. everything should be taken with moderation and individualization. even jesus said it is not what goes in that defiles, it is what proceeds from it. if anyone says, "i have to have..." there is probably be a problem.

Also Known As...
---Leon

read what i said. the drugs themselves are not recreational...rest and relaxation is. some people cannot get there without drugs. however, it really never satiates the need to recreate, therefore it is a vicious cycle. some people cannot get there without always needing to be right and show others up. your ego is so transparent, but you cannot see it. what a shame.
---aka on 7/30/14


If we truly believe the Scriptures when it says "all things are lawful but not all things edify", why do we care what things people take, drink, or eat?

I certainly agree that mind-altering drugs destroy lives, work, relationships, and families.

However, I am certain that coffee will destroy your body if consumed daily at grande quantities. And nobody is calculating the losses of lives, relationships, and work due to coffee.

I have resolved to be free from all chemicals, man-made or natural that have addictive properties including caffeine.
---Mark_Eaton on 7/30/14


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I mentioned coffee because it was in the same blog as hard drugs. So I did stick with topic. Go back and read.
---shir4368 on 7/30/14


shira,

caffeine doesn't affect their family members because they take it every am in coffee and all day in the form of "energy" drinks.

did you ever see the way people act when they don't get their coffee? did you ever hear them say, "i need my cup of..." is the difference that it is legal? it is a stimulant...it is a drug...it has profound affects that we are not recognizing or acknowledging.

caffeine also messes with sleep patterns. i know first hand, and my kids suffered from it.
---aka on 7/30/14


Excuse me, truly yes, Coffee can afect
People, too! I have exp.myself, if you grow on. Coffee you can develop really be irritable, holler at people just like a drug adict, my neighbor one she drinks coffee at least 2 big pots a day
It may not affect everyone, but I have experience the strong bad effects of coffee!
Love of Jesus!
---Elena_9555 on 7/30/14


I sure agree with you, Shira, my husband and I drink coffee and it hasn't put stress on our marriage lol :D But his drinking sure has! But he's trying to quit, I'll be praying for you today to have a blessed day. Hugs, Mary :)
---Mary on 7/30/14


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Wow, you sound like you're in an altered state of consciousness.
---Leon on 7/30/14

leon, reading your posts, it seems that you get high from your own reflection. perhaps, one day you will be filled with the Spirit.
---aka on 7/30/14


Shira: Please stay focused. This discussion is about "recreational drugs" people take for the sole purpose of getting high or achieving a state euphoria. This blog has nothing to do with people who take doctor prescribed drugs for medicinal reasons!

Sorry for the loss of your husband. I'm glad he was able to have a measure of relief before he passed away.
---Leon on 7/30/14


Leon I don't know one person who drinks coffee to the effect that it affects family. However, hard drugs do affect whole families. Sometimes we all need something especially at the end of life. Some have chronic pain. Before my back fusion, I was taking 8 pain pills a day. No, it wasn't a high, but pain relief. I have never taken anything to get high but for my health I have been taking meds that will help the quality of life in my ending days on earth.
That is what drugs are for and they have helped many people. If my husband had not had it, the last days of his life would have been unbearable.
---shira4368 on 7/30/14


"Why do people take recreational, mind altering, drugs?

to alter their mind.

i found out the why is a question that will never be answered by me and it just keeps me an enabler. the why just does not matter.

my encouragement to all the family members of illicit drug user and rx abusers. and to the families of abusers of legalized drugs...alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine."
---aka on 7/29/14


Wow, you sound like you're in an altered state of consciousness.
---Leon on 7/30/14


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"Btw no drug is recreational. [?] Drugs do not recreate anything. [?!!!] only rest and relaxation does. There is true rest and relaxation in the lord."
---aka on 7/29/14


Also Known As': You made that up, right? Is alcohol (beer, wine, whiskey) a drug? Is marijuana (pot) a drug? Is nicotine a drug? How about caffine? Why do you suppose a great many people ingest them?
---Leon on 7/29/14


Hello,Family, wow! It would take so much room why? even those of us like me still back pain, unbearable at times, but, I no longer complain on here.with God has done for me, no complaint dept.anymore..
I have prayed for people to get free & yes, we, too with ailments not our own fault, etc. This could help others see themselves maybe some will turn to God.I pray they invent some way TO QUIT crackcocaine!
it has ruin so many lives..
---Elena_9555 on 7/29/14


Btw no drug is recreational. Drugs do not recreate anything. only rest and relaxation does. There is true rest and relaxation in the lord.
---aka on 7/29/14


Why do people take recreational, mind altering, drugs?
---Leon on 7/28/14

Since I am a recovered drug addict, I think I can speak generally for drug addicts. We all started for different reasons. You have listed many of them and there are as many reasons as people.

However, why we continued to use when other people stopped is almost always the same set of reasons. We continued for oblivion, for escape, or coping with life. We needed help to "take the edge off" and our choice was drugs. We found that the drug worked for a while and by the time it stopped working, the drug was now the problem. We lacked on the inside what we saw on the outside of others. We withdrew from people and life.
---Mark_Eaton on 7/29/14


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Why do people take recreational, mind altering, drugs?

to alter their mind.

i found out the why is a question that will never be answered by me and it just keeps me an enabler. the why just does not matter.

my encouragement to all the family members of illicit drug user and rx abusers. and to the families of abusers of legalized drugs...alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine.
---aka on 7/29/14


Very true Darlene. People who don't turn to the Lord are oftentimes young/immature & naively just seeking to have fun. Many are undisciplined (aborted), confused, emotionally damaged, etc., & quite vulnerable to partake in any & everything the devil offers.

Like he did Eve, the devil offers mind altering "dope" with the promise it will enhance one's well-being. But, at last, all of his promises are nothing but empty lies that have destroyed human lives by the billions.

Thank you for your "always" Christlike comments Sister. I pray the Lord, by His all sufficient grace, will continue to meet your every need. :)
---Leon on 7/29/14


Darlene, you r so right. I take stuff twice a day. My anxiety is out the roof plus I need knee replacement and dr won't touch me since all pneumonia I had 4 years ago. I had it 7 times in 2 years now on oxygen. If I get nervous my breathing stops (almost). I know your struggles and God knows them too.
---Shira4368 on 7/29/14


Rita H yes it is too easy to get addicted to drugs even when you have to have them we still must be careful. I am blessed with a Christian doctor and he and I have watched very carefully so I wouldn't get hooked on them,we count them and know the number I need a week and we stick to that. Praise God I haven't gotten addicted. I heard and I don't know how correct it is,that if you only take what you need and you really need them you won't get hooked on what you take. I have tension and migraine headaches too and it is a lot of juggling of medicine when I have to take headache medicine too. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 7/29/14


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"I still don't know how people can seek drugs to take for"fun" or escape."

No Darlene, nor can I. All people surely know now that once a person starts these things they are difficult (sometimes impossible) to give up.

I don't even like taking paracetamol for a headache but, of course, most people need to do so occasionally.

Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and we do ourselves a great service by reminding ourselves of that often.
---Rita_H on 7/29/14


Leon Due to two failed spinal surgeries that left a screw and a cage on nerves in my spine I must take prescription drugs for pain three times a day and frankly I would be so happy if I was off them,my age and the possibility of being worse off I can't have surgery again,although they give me no special feelings but pain relief I still don't know how people can seek drugs to take for"fun" or escape. They are a burden to me. I think many who take them have been really messed up in their emotions and mind in life and it is their way of finding relief from that type pain. If a person doesn't have the Lord to turn to life is much harder to handle. God Bless Brother
---Darlene_1 on 7/29/14


Shira, Thanks for your understanding words !
---1stcliff on 7/29/14


Yes, Cluny is correct, curiosity got some into it.
In addition, some were tempted to try it while some were tricked into it because of bad association with some persons.
In some get-together or parties, they may have some punch (mixed drink) already mixed with hard drugs & anyone who takes the drink becomes hooked after the initial experience.
---Adetunji on 7/29/14


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because of depression,peer pressure,something to give them a lift,e,t,c from some people backgrounds it seems stupid of others to take them,but if u were in other peoples shoes u may do the same,im in pain 4 years and i take legal drugs for the pain,i can see why people would,like montel williams says he does in his book!
---jamea3475 on 7/29/14


In the 1993 movie western, Tombstone, there's a scene that really got my attention:

Wyatt Earp: What makes a man like Ringo, Doc? What makes him do the things he does?
Doc Holliday: A man like Ringo has got a great big hole, right in the middle of him. He can never kill enough, or steal enough, or inflict enough pain to ever fill it.
Wyatt Earp: What does he need?
Doc Holliday: Revenge.
Wyatt Earp: For what?
Doc Holliday: Bein' born.

Of course, Doc was wrong about "revenge" & "bein' born". Ringo's problem was the poor man had a hole in his soul & his dilemma wasn't one of merely being born, but of not being born again.
---Leon on 7/28/14


Cluny, you are absolutely right on both counts.
---love.jesus on 7/28/14


Cliff, my heart breaks for you. My deceased daughter who passed in 04 was on drugs. Any she could get her hands on. My phone would ring in the wee hours and I would cringe. She smoked constantly and at 41 died with lung and brain cancer. She was in treatment a bunch of times also. All we can do is turn them over to God.
---shira4368 on 7/28/14


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||People start using drugs to escape from the difficult emotions.
---love.jesus on 7/28/1||

Or sometimes physical pain. People certainly don't get hooked on oxycondone for a taste treat.

Also, curiosity can lead some to experiment.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/28/14


Leon, I asked that same question many times, my eldest son has been on "crack" for many years, been to many detox centers but cannot shake it ! At 57 he,s homeless.
I can't have him here, he steals to support his habit!
---1stcliff on 7/28/14


People start using drugs to escape from the difficult emotions.
---love.jesus on 7/28/14


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