America and Drug Addiction

Their rarely comes a day in my life where I don’t encounter a fellow human being who deals with major problems caused by drug addiction. Sometimes it’s during my work day and at other times it’s just stopping at a supermarket during my off work hours, but it seems that no matter where I go or what I do I see it right out in the open. I honestly believe that we as a nation have reached a critical mass when it comes to the problem of drug addiction.

The changes that occur to the brain due to the use of these highly addictive drugs have brought about chaos to our society as a whole. The newest trend seems to be the home security system as many are installing them at their front doors. Desperate addicts think little of any consequences they may have to endure if they are caught robbing and stealing from the vast majority of our precious neighborhoods and as we have pretty much run out of prison and jail space many counties are making the decisions to treat such crimes as misdemeanors and States promoting early release.

What do we do?

First we have to reduce the amount of these illegal drugs from entering into our country and treat dealers as the criminals that they are. We must close our southern border. Yea, but that won’t totally stop drugs from coming into our country… Maybe not, it is a start.

We have to change our view of the addicted from being a victim of society to being a victim of the fact that they just made some pretty bad decisions. True recovery encompasses the complete removal of the subject from their current environment while aggressively addressing the issues that caused the reason for addiction in the first place. We have to set the stage for opportunity upon the release of any program we introduce. Most life decisions are based upon the two thoughts of pain and pleasure.

Our public needs to be re-educated about the facts around addiction itself and all of the pain associated with it not only to the individual but also their family and citizenship. I know that this has been performed many times before throughout our history and no matter how we address it there will always be people of all walks of life getting involved with the escape that the drugs seem to provide, but by not addressing it at all certainly increases the numbers. Eg: Current America.

When we live in a society where many are afraid to go to a public park, a day out shopping or even leaving their homes there stands the need for change. Law and Order go hand in hand and without one you cannot have the other.

We need to heal as a country and allow the same God who inspired the brilliance of the doctrines of our forefathers to create this incredible experiment of freedom to exist to enter the hearts of us all. Yes Virginia, there is a God despite what we have all been taught in school since prayer was removed. And yes, it is OK to say the Pledge of Allegiance to this Great Nation’s Flag each morning. We must return to a Nation that focuses it’s attention on God and not on ourselves. There are lot’s of good and great people around the world all sharing different belief’s and faiths that are different then ours. But the truth is that our country is truly built around the teachings of the Holy Bible and that is the one factor that have provided us all with the opportunity and blessings that have contributed to making the United States the greatest country in history.

Lately it seams that our great Country is going in a different direction. There will always be challenges as there are never any guarantee’s that living a free life is easy. But it certainly is worth it.

Today we need to get down on our knee’s and pray for this United States of America and start supporting those elected officials who share our same views. It is time to make a stand for we have been silent for too long now. The problem with drug addiction reaching such a critical mass is directly the result of our silence. Of course we have so many other problems too to address, but I believe that once we can reduce the amount of people falling into the grasp of addiction many of those other problems that exist will fall by the way side.

It is time to wake up out of our slumber and once again roar like the lion. I have purchased a new Holy Bible and am re-starting the habit of daily devotional by reading a passage each morning and spending quiet time in prayer before I start each day. It is time to start living a life filled with Gods love rather than the hate I feel each day towards the directions I see society going.

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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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7 Responses to America and Drug Addiction

  1. LeanLivingbyLori says:

    Thank you for sharing. Having served in the U.S. Army, I have been praying for this country for a long time. My husband and I appreciate you sharing your thoughts!

  2. Absolutely true. The same is true in Canada. We have to humble ourselves and pray.

  3. pgraysurvival says:

    God is needed everywhere my friend but only us Christians know that.
    Yet God preaches forgiveness and tolerance.
    Problem is neither of them work against heathens or ‘the money’.
    And that I find kinda sad.

  4. Diogo says:

    I think the complete legalisation of all drugs would reap the most benefits! Less health issues; Less crime; more tax income; more government oversight; less addicts.
    In Portugal, simply by decriminalising the use of drugs (not legalising) AIDS cases went down; crime went down; people seeking recovery went up; and above all there was a decrease in the number of new addicts. The only drug use that went up was pot – which causes less social and family issues than alcohol!
    Anyway, that’s my take on it.
    Good post an good writing but I also think we need less praying and more action and looking after one another.
    Thanks for you post and keep them coming! 😉

  5. Kim Smyth says:

    Sorry I have been absent for awhile from reading your blog. I was revisiting some old emails and reread this today. Good post, I do think we still need prayer and I hope our president is on the right track and the economy recovers soon. Yesterday was a scary day for the market, I hate to watch the news anymore since it all focuses on death, destruction, and crime, and I feel we need to decriminalize the use of marijuana at least, so the people who need it can get it. I love your mission statement and I pray you complete your mission in a timely manner!

    • Thanks Kim, the market is just resetting and preparing for higher interest rates. I personally believe that marijuana should be legalized nationally as medical only. Prayer seems to be a lost art but it so needed not only personably but on a much higher scale. This nation of ours can only remain successful when God is the center focus.

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