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#UnderstandingAddiction Forum Recap


Understanding Addiction And What It Is Like To Be Addicted

One can define addiction as, to occupy oneself with or involve oneself in something habitually or compulsively. 
Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain. It comes in different forms. Addicts are moral agents, in community, with biology working against their spiritual goals.
Our bodies were created with neurotransmitters to help us enjoy the physical pleasures of life, adapt to stressful situations, and direct us to do what is necessary to maintain our bodies’ physical and mental health. Addictive substances pervert all these basic brain functions, breaking the biological systems we depend on to think. 1 Peter 2:19. They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. If you have never experienced addiction, it may be hard to understand what motivates the addict to pursue their addiction despite the cost? Each person's experience of addiction is unique. Everyone has an addiction to something…

Decent Conversations Wellbeing Forum #UnderstandingAddiction

In the month of June Decent Conversations participated in different activities to sensitize the public on the dangers of drugs and substance abuse. 
Through the engagements, there was a general concern that young people are having multiple addictions as a result of the modern lifestyle. This is also a conversation that came up during our May forum on #MentalHealth.
Some of these addictions include gambling, gaming, Internet and phone addiction, sex and pornography just to mention but a few.
To better understand #Addiction, we are organizing a forum that will be held on the 13th of July 2018 at the American Spaces Moi (Bazzar 5th Floor) starting 4:30 till 7:00 pm. Our panel will include an addiction counselor, counseling psychologist, youth leader and a youth minister. All are welcome and entry is Free!
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