What is an addiction ?
1 Corinthians 10.21 : "You can not drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of demons, you can not partake at the table of the Lord, and at the table of demons.Do we want to provoke the jealousy of the Lord? strong than him?"
Definition: addiction, or addiction, is a behavior that is based on a repeated and irrepressible desire to do or consume something despite the motivation and efforts of the subject to avoid it.
1 Corinthians 3.16: "Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you, and if anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy it."
If we were to make a film about this world, the title would be: "A crazy world!" In modern culture, drugs and addictions in all their forms are legion. The dependencies they provide are traps. The most widespread addictions concern tobacco (nicotine) and alcohol. Then comes cannabis and, far behind, opiates (heroin, morphine), cocaine, amphetamines and synthetic derivatives. There are also addictions related to activities (not substances), such as gambling, video games, sex or compulsive shopping.
Satan always seduces through a pleasure and an ephemeral illusion. Once chained, the slave thinks he is free, but he is dependent. His arguments become erroneous, the addiction engulfs his soul and ruins him.
Romans 6.16 : "Do you not know that in surrendering to someone as slaves to obey him, you are slaves to him to whom you obey, whether of sin that leads to death, or of obedience that leads to justice?"
All addictions act by the same mechanism, they activate the cerebral circuit of the reward. They cause the release of dopamine associated with the sensation of pleasure. It is a dysfunction of brain structures that are involved in executive functions and the application of actions. Habituation becomes a requirement that opens the door to other vices. It is an infernal spiral in a psychic and physical deterioration always more dangerous. The terrible consequences are that the Devil has subtly taken control. The enemy always leaves his prey in debauchery, because the moral qualities of this one lose his faculties of dignity. Without moral resistance that God has given us, the human is a puppet, he is the "toy" of Satan.
1 Corinthians 6.19 : "Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost that is in you, that you have received from God, and that you are not your own?"
Conclusion : we know that different drugs induce brain damage, especially alcohol induces neuronal death. Loss of control, impulsiveness, anxiety and the pleasure of psychic addiction are always linked to addictions. But fortunately for man, God always cares to inscribe in hearts the grace of the Lord Jesus as the foundation of true life. The greatest ability of man is to respond to this wonderful invitation. To free us from all addictions, the Holy Spirit will then burst all the barriers that separate us from his Love. Divine action gives us perseverance and brings us light in freedom.
1 Peter 4.7 : "The end of all things is near, so be wise and sober, to go to prayer." Amen !