Drug Facts Partner Quiz Game
Our own bad habits, mental and physical health conditions, childhoods, and images we see in media have an impact on our lives. When we see singers, actors, commercials, movies, athletes, and other media they often drown us in ideas we may not stop to question and contemplate. Eating poorly, drugs, certain relationships, overspending, etc. are a few of these messages we receive each day. Each of these has opportunity costs. That brings us to the big question. Why do we do it? Why do we do the things that we know don’t elevate our lives and the lives of others. If you don’t exercise, if you sabotage your diet with soda, lots of processed foods, drugs, alcohol, and emotionally bad habits, then there are many immediate and late term consequences. Most of us know that and for some of us there are strong powerful forces at work that draw us in to bad thinking and activities.
We need to know a lot of information to filter out the negative messages and choose positive ways to spend our time and energy. Do activities you enjoy and make them as enjoyable as possible. Don’t fool yourself or allow others to fool you. "Bread and circuses" is an old trick used by politicians and wealthy vultures to distract us from the harsh realities of our culture, throw the people a few gladiator games and they won't notice Rome is falling. Throw the people some drugs and they won't notice their country is the next Rome.
We all know drug use is not liberating, it is not an expression of freedom, it is not living. Taking drugs damages your physical, mental, and social health. Most drugs stimulate the brain’s pleasure and reward system. This fools the brain into thinking it is a good thing. Marijuana damages the lungs, affects brain function, causes depression, and affects reaction time when driving. There is also an opportunity cost to drugs, spending money on drugs means that you are not spending money better on yourself or helping others.
“Have ye not known that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own, for ye were bought with a price; glorify, then, God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Young's Literal Translation)
Drugs fool the brain and are a big business opportunity, as some companies, celebrities, and others want to legalize them and make money from selling drugs. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry. You may know or have seen many smart, intelligent people promoting drug use. As we all know the appearance of intelligence does not equate to always being correct or being honest. The same goes for countries that have legalized certain drugs. Jumping on the bandwagon because everyone else is doing it is no justification for following along. The drug legalization lobby is not logical nor angelic in their promotion of drugs, as “the relationship between legalization and increased use becomes evident when you consider two current ‘legal drugs,’ tobacco and alcohol. The number of users of these ‘legal drugs’ is far greater than the number of users of illegal drugs. (http://www.justice.gov/)
Feel free to use my Drug Facts Partner Quiz at the dinner table with your family, perhaps in your classroom, group, or organization. Also, please share your experience and suggestions for what works best to learn about drugs and living the best possible life.
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