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The Addiction Connection Podcast

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"Connecting the Hope of the Gospel with the Heart of Addiction" – hosted by Dr. Mark E. Shaw, CJ McMurry, and Jim Quigley with new episodes weekly. Podcast Clips on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/tacpodcastclips Visit: https://www.theaddictionconnection.org/

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#160 - To Satiate The Pride of Life (Dr. Shaw)

Reported overdose deaths [1], gambling addictions — Dr. Shaw reports some highpoint and low points about the day in the life of a Law Enforcement Officer with whom he had a recent conversation.

108,000 deaths in 2021 from overdose (most related to fentanyl). Every 5 minutes, there is 1 person who dies from an unintentional drug overdose. 

Coming soon! New Booklet by Dr. Mark E. Shaw to be released soon on Fentanyl with Focus Publishing - www.focuspublishing.com

6:26 Kentucky Derby 2022 update: what was wagered on this one race? stats from https://www.cbssports.com/general/news/2022-kentucky-derby-sets-betting-record-with-179m-wagered-on-race/ 

"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs." (1 Tim 6:10, ESV)

"For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life[fn]—is not from the Father but is from the world." (1 John 2:16)

Quoting someone who had been gambling in 2020 by betting on the weather, it "lets me come home from work and have something to watch, something to pay attention to... Without that, there's a void in my life." [2]

12:03 Things that give me pleasure - enjoying the experience of the addictive substance or activity

12:30 A desire to possess something or a relationship I want

13:30 A pursuit of the pride of life - to "earn" the bragging rights of success or power

Does winning it all satiate the desire?

Luke 4 and Matthew 4 tell about Jesus overcoming the sin temptations of the devil.

16:59 Live for here and now and make the most of today?

19:20 Why are people so hopeless and depressed?

20:05 Find help from one of our CABC's at www.theaddictionconnection.org/people 

Find a program for addiction here https://www.theaddictionconnection.org/residential-programs/

[1] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "US Overdose Deaths in 2021 Increased Half as Much as in 2020 - But are Still up 15%" https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/nchs_press_releases/2022/202205.htm

[2] Quote from: "Now You Can Bet on the Weather" by Johnny Kampis, March 26, 2020, Online Gambling: Giving You the Edge


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