Friday, August 26, 2016

The War on Drugs and Weekend #Linky

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Make My Saturday Sweet #186!

Today's topic is on a serious note. This morning I was shocked to hear how people are being killed in the Philippines for using or selling drugs. I know that illegal drugs, drug addiction, and dealing drugs are a huge problem. What is scary is to think that almost 2,000 people have already died in just seven short weeks for being involved with drugs in some way or another. Nearly 700,000 users and peddlers have turned themselves in to the police because they fear for their lives. To find out more, read the BBC News article, Philippines War on Drugs.

On Sunday I will be preaching at RAEL, the drug rehab where my husband has been going twice a week to pray, teach, and encourage the recovering addicts there. Every time Hubby visits, he is blessed by the positive interaction he has with the guys. To find out more about RAEL, visit my blog post, Addiction Recovery Farm.

My eldest daughter recently saw a TED Talk on drugs and she shared it with us this evening. It was extremely interesting and enlightening. Everyone should watch this video!

"What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem."

Everything You Think You Know
About Addiction is Wrong
Johann Hari


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