There’s an Addiction Stigma in New York as well as all over the U.S.
To be an addict or alcoholic is to be labeled and misunderstood. These are individuals with a disease, an illness that puts those affected outside the normal circles.
Women’s rights and the discrimination they experience are not unlike those suffering the addiction stigma.
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Shade of meaning –
Women’s rights are reaching into the deeper nuances of discrimination. Now the question is being ask, can going shirtless in public be acceptable for both sexes?
Double Standards = Inequality =Discrimination
Addiction Stigma is that which prevents help being offered to those who need it because of negative projection.
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Gender Equality or Double Standards?
If women are singled out, is that a double standard?
At one time …….
Women could not show their legs.
Women could not legally own property.
Blacks were ordered to use separate bathrooms.
Blacks could be considered disrespectful and punished for various interactions.
Jews had to wear gold stars on their clothes.
Jews were arrested and put to death.
Double Standards – Discrimination
For all of our monumental strides toward Equality we must now dig even deeper
into to some remaining darkness that may still lurk in our hearts
Addiction is the new leprosy
America’s least wanted
Suffering alcoholics and drug addicts
Addicts Do Recovery
The truth of America is Equality, Opportunity,
Protected rights allowing for the pursuit of Happiness
which is more and more being understood as self esteem and mental health
Exclusion is no Solution – Segregation
If you have ever believed that
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the chain of human spirits is only as strong as our weakest link.
Take a moment to look in your Bible at Luke chapter 15 and you too can know unconditional love…
A good shepherd leaves the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?
5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6
Matthew 18:12Luke 15:3-7
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THE lost parables of Jesus have been found. Everyone can rejoice at this great discovery! Take a moment to look in your Bible at Luke chapter 15 and you too can benefit from what others have discovered – a group of three lost parables. However, the parables are not lost in the sense that they have been missing. They have always been there, have always been recognized as the words of Jesus, and have always been accepted as part of the inspired New Testament. Yet, they are the lost parables of Jesus because they discuss certain lost treasures and the great joy resulting from their discovery.
We can just see the poor sheep, possibly a lamb, alone in the darkness …
The Addict’s Mom is holding an event, not to raise money, but to raise awareness of what it’s like to “Walk A Mile In Our Shoes.” In all 50 states, and in countries around the world, TAM mothers will be joined by families, friends, and participant organizations to walk a mile and share without shame. Beyond raising funds, The Addict’s Mom is doing its best to raise awareness about the devastating toll of the disease of addiction.”
Although the topic of habitual narcotic use first surfaced in the United States during the 1820s, it was not until after the Civil War that it became a subject of widespread public attention. Beginning in the 1870s, an increasingly urgent discussion of what some described as a national epidemic of “drug addiction” could be found in both medical journals and the popular press. Today, nearly a century and a half later, the term is so commonplace we speak of people being “addicted” to just about anything. Yet as Timothy A. Hickman argues in this revealing interdisciplinary study, the meaning of addiction has always been as much cultural as scientific and never fixed.
That saved a ‘Soul’ like me.
I once was lost but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see T’was grace that taught my heart to fear.
And grace my fear relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believedI believe in the All Good, Jesus Christ, God alMighty.
Like my Dad taught me