Domestic Violence Awareness: Drug and Substance Abuse

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Domestic violence is on the rise…
with drug and substance abuse leading the way…
for many abusers are under the influence…
when victims are injured every day.
For the pain of addictions…
extends from the users to their victims…
whether in domestic violence or wrecks…
or even newborns with withdrawal symptoms.

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Drug Abuse: Abuse and It’s Wounds Lead Many Down Wrong Paths

As we begin another week of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I want to talk about the wounds that cause so many of us to make wrong decisions in our lives. Many innocent victims seek love and find themselves in relationships with someone who abuses drugs… then get forced into taking the drugs also to “please” their significant other. And many youth today are making wrong choices to fit in or be included in groups because of rejection and abuse with bullying and peer pressure… including taking drugs. Unfortunately, many of these that agree to “try it one time” may be the last time because of the catastrophic effects of “MoJo”  or their “one time” may lead to a life-long addiction because of the addictive effects of some drugs like meth. Doing some of these drugs is like playing “Russian Roulette” with lives… with catastrophic effects and more wounds to its victims. Continue reading

HE LIFTS US UP: ABUSE to HOMELESS

Domestic violence, drug abuse, alcohol abuse… all of these abuses lead to homelessness as many are forced out of their homes whether for safety reasons or financial reasons.

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homeless woman and childI can tell you that this post had started out as a “Daily Prompt” then I just decided to use it as a message. It was the first “fictitious” story that I wrote, since I have never been to LA but decided to keep it anyway. Only parts of this is true for me. Unfortunately, I know that most of it is true for many women…. You see, I met some of these woman as I sought refuge in a “Women’s Shelter” for protection from my abuser. These women do leave with only the shirts on their back. They leave everything behind to protect themselves and their children.

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