-Why is alcoholism
afflicting teenagers so much?
"It's no fun
at home. Life is boring. I'm not getting what I want. Life seems so hard."
"I can let loose with my friends."
Many reasons cause teeners
to escape into alcohol. One becomes lighthearted. It provides balance,
perhaps to an otherwise uninteresting life. Present concerns seem more
-How can I quit addictions
power and to control I have, smoking, drinking and sometimes drugs.(prescription
gambling and debt addictions?.1Corinthians
3:16,17. To quit a bad habit, first isolate
it from your actions. In your consciousness, your mind, see it as separate
from you and that you are now done with it.
Addictions are evil programs
that reign over you to your own destruction. These programs can be deleted,
leaving you free. Bruno can help.
Also, if a woman, this well experienced Calgary group will help.(aventa.org)
Get quiet and ask the
Great Infinite Intelligence why you smoke, drink, do drugs, sex addictions,
etc. See what comes to mind. Are you trying to escape from something? Is
there something that continually gnaws at your soul, such as resentment,
unresolved hurts, etc.? Do you drink for comfort? Do you eat to ease the
burden and to treat yourself? Have you crossed the line from eating to
live into living to eat? Has cocaine 'comfort' become the be all end all?
Do you know how to
love yourself and others?.Matthew
11:28 "Come unto me all you that labour and are heavy laden and I will
give you rest."
At the bottom of many bondages
2:15 "And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime
subject to bondage."
Addictions are a selfish
the spirit, which have as
their base, desire to express meaning or personal purpose by outgoing love
and service to others. If this remains unexpressed, frustrations accumulate,
and satisfaction for existence is often sought elsewhere..
A proven program to help
has been teenagers on drugs who were given a chance to help others, in
of jail time. Once involved with other disabled and handicapped children,
some in wheelchairs, a concern was expressed for their welfare, which in
turn healed most of those addicted, setting them on a radically different
path. The light of love was seen in their eyes and actions.
Ask Him to deliver you from
particular addictions you may have which can or are now hurting you. Escape
is through Him. Ask Him for guidance in order to allow more of His
Holy Nature to flow in and through you, so that He in you is superior
to any difficulty you may now be encountering:.1John
4:4 "You are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because
greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."
Something to live up to.Galatians
5:24 "And they that
are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts."
The Infinite One we often
refer to as God can take all desire for anything away! Ask Him! He is the
6:13; Romans 7:24,25; 2Corinthians
Galatians 1:4; Psalms
70:5. You are delivered thanks to Emmanuel the Christ. Accept this
by agreeing with it, and trust
He will keep you delivered. Derek
4:18 "And the Lord delivers me from every evil work, and preserves
me unto his heavenly kingdom; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen."
2:9 "The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and
to reserve the unjust unto the day
of judgment to be punished.(original
10:4 "For the weapons of our
warfare are not carnal,
but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds." Luke
4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me
to preach the
gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach
deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set
at liberty them that are bruised." Ephesians
4:8 "Wherefore he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity
captive, and gave gifts
unto men." 2Timothy 2:26 "And
that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the
devil, who are taken captive by him at his will."
13:14 "But put you on the Lord Emmanuel the Christ.(what
does that mean?), and make not
is 'forethought', 'to make provision for a thing', to perceive before',
'foresee', 'to provide', 'think of beforehand', 'to take thought for',
'care for a thing').for
the flesh, to fulfil the lusts.(excessive
desires and desires that may hurt you in some way if pursued).thereof."