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Church: drugs and drug addiction

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so you will fulfil the law of Christ.” —Galatians 6:2

Spirituality & Substance Misuse

Each of us is a gift of God. When we give a gift to a meaningful person in our lives, we hope they will like and appreciate the gift we give them. God is like this, too. He wants us to like and appreciate the gift we are, despite our shortcomings. The gift of us as persons involves physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

We must remember Substance Misuse and Addiction is also a spiritual illness that disconnects a person from self, loved ones, and God. One of our Pastoral Responses goals is to help these individuals re-connect: with self, loved ones, and God. When the life of one whom we love is at risk, and when the quality of life for those close to that person is threatened, we are charged with the responsibility to respond in a direct and loving manner.

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