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How can I find freedom from addiction?
Addiction, in any form, can cause inner tensions and frustration which you may feel powerless to overcome. God longs to set you free through Jesus Christ ...
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How can I help my loved one who is using drugs and alcohol?
Jesus Christ, the mighty Lord and Savior, is able to deliver anyone from a drug or alcohol problem. When Jesus Christ comes into the heart of an addicted person, He can break every sinful habit as that person allows Him.
My wife and I volunteer at a local homeless shelter. We get discouraged because many of the people are involved in drugs or alcohol and yet won't do anything about it. What is the use of trying to help them?
Billy Graham writes, "No, you may not help everyone—but you will help some."
I've been in and out of jail more times than I can remember (drugs, alcohol, things like that). Am I hopeless?
Billy Graham writes, "God loves you no matter what your past has been. He loves you so much that He sent His only Son into the world to die on the cross for you."
I wish I could live my life over again. I've lost everything I ever had because of drugs—not just my money, but my family, friends, health and self-respect.
Billy Graham writes, "Tragically, many young people react just as you once did. Whether they are aware of it or not, they are listening to the devil's promises, little realizing that his promises are always lies."
A friend of mine gave his life to Jesus recently, but he says he doesn't see anything wrong with continuing to smoke pot.
Billy Graham writes, "God doesn't want us to cloud or confuse our minds in any way, whether with drugs, alcohol or anything else."
When we do things like this, we endanger ourselves morally, spiritually and even physic
I'm in jail because some friends talked me into doing drugs. How can I keep from going along with the crowd?
Billy Graham writes, "Are these really the kind of friends you want to have, if they are willing to put you at risk?"
I got hooked on methadone, and I can't believe how it took over. Now I'm in jail because I started selling it.
Billy Graham writes, "My heart goes out to you—and my prayers also, because I know you've been traveling down a very rocky road. I pray that with God's help you will find another road—His road."
How do you know when to give someone a second chance, and when to let them suffer the consequences of what they've done?
Billy Graham writes, "As a general rule, I urge parents to 'go the second mile' with wayward children—in other words, keeping some relationship with them if possible."
I'm in my 40s now and I know I've made a mess of my life with drugs, but is it too late for me to get back on track?
Billy Graham writes, "No, it isn't too late for you to get back on track—and the reason is because God still loves you, and doesn't want you to spend the rest of your life on the wrong road."
Our daughter (who's 16) wasn't with us for Christmas because she's in a court-ordered drug rehab program.
Billy Graham writes, "Pray for your daughter, and let her know that you love her and want to do everything you can to help her. In addition, urge her to put her life into Christ's hands."
I'm afraid I'm addicted to painkillers. Will God help me somehow?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, God will help you—and He wants to help you, because He knows the dangers you face and He wants you to be free from this problem."
My brother is in prison for robbery, but he claims he's become a Christian. Have you ever heard of anyone like this actually changing?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, I have; in fact, almost every day I get at least one letter from someone who has been dramatically changed because they've given their life to Christ."
The doctor has me on a painkiller that I take in strong doses for chronic back pain. I'm scared that I'll get addicted. Should I be taking this drug so much?
Billy Graham writes, "Have you talked frankly with your doctor about your concern? If not, I urge you to do so as soon as possible - and if he or she doesn't seem to take your concern seriously, seek advice from a doctor who will."
My granddaughter stole from me. When I confronted her, she was sorry, but it has created a barrier between us. Should I have ignored what she did?
Billy Graham writes, "No, absolutely not. If you had ignored it, she would have assumed she had gotten by with it—and would be much more likely to do it again.
I had a painful injury, and now I'm getting addicted to my pain medicine. Will God help me get off this medication?
Billy Graham writes, "God doesn't want you to become a slave to anything—including your pain medicine. Does this mean God may suddenly take away all your pain and set you free from your need for medicine? Perhaps ..."
I feel so guilty because a friend of mine died from a drug overdose a few weeks ago.
Billy Graham writes, "Perhaps you could have done more for your friend—but he also was responsible for taking the path he did."
I know I need to stay away from drugs and alcohol, but beyond that, how can I reform myself?
Billy Graham writes, "The most important step you can take is to turn to Christ and seek His help as you face the future."
I've been in and out of rehab more times than I can count since I was 13. Nothing works. Even God has given up on me.
Billy Graham writes, "You may have given up on God—but I want to assure you that God has not given up on you! One of the Bible's greatest truths is that God's concern for us never ends."
My fiancé says that when we get married he'll be happy and he'll stop using drugs. Should I believe him?
Billy Graham writes, "If he truly loved you right now (and he also knew that you loved him), wouldn't he already be happy?"