#168: Opioid Addiction and Drug Abuse

Addressing Our Response to Pain

Opioid Addiction, Drug Abuse

Many addictions hide underground and are kept hidden. Drug addiction has been rampant for a long time, but opioid addiction has been one of the growing epidemics. What has often started out as a drug to aid in pain relief, has become an addiction to the point that lives are ruined, families are destroyed and health is hijacked.

When someone in the family is addicted to drugs of any kind, everyone around the person gets affected. The problem with opioids is that it often starts off with an innocent step for alleviating pain.

Opioid addictions has been put more into the national spotlight, as the White House recently called opioid addiction a nationwide public health emergency.

We want to dig a little bit deeper and talk about the underlying issues that drive us into destructive habits like opioid addiction. Are we willing to face the problems under the surface that we need to face? Do we really want to uncover some of the deeper issues that drive drug addictions? In this episode, we hope to encourage you to have a deeper perspective on a very real problem facing millions today.

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In this episode, we talk about the following factors:

  • Our own references for observing drug abuse in people’s lives.
  • The sobering stats of addiction.
  • The effects of opioid addiction on family members and loved ones.
  • Are we addressing our response to pain?

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Mark DeJesus has been equipping people in a full time capacity since 1995, serving in various roles, including, teaching people of all ages, communicating through music, authoring books, leading and mentoring. Mark's deepest love is his family; his wife Melissa, son Maximus and daughter Abigail. Mark is a teacher, author and mentor who uses many communication mediums, including the written word, a weekly radio podcast show and videos. His deepest call involves equipping people to live as overcomers. Through understanding inside out transformation, Mark's message involves getting to the root of issues that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace. He is passionately reaching his world with a transforming message of love, healing and freedom. Out of their own personal renewal, Mark and Melissa founded Turning Hearts Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts that are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation. Mark and Melissa currently live in Connecticut.

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