Improper use of a lot of things can lead to addiction, how much coffee do "just have to have?", How much iced tea? if you smoke how many cigarettes do you have to have per day? How many "favorite" t.v. programs do you just have to watch daily? It is just simply wrong to judge other people i don't care who or what they are. If people would just keep their nose in their own business and out of everyone else's they would be a lot better off. No you DON'T KNOW ME SO YOU CAN'T JUDGE ME, and even if you did know me you still can't judge me. and by the way FYI i am not a drug addict and only take pain medication when i ABSOLUTELY have to which is very seldom. I am 68 years old, accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour 35 years ago,was baptised and joined the church and still belong to that same church but as of about 2 years ago i do not attend church anymore but i still pray to God everyday and ask for his guidance in my life and i give generously to people in need. I don't go to the church house anymore because all the congregation wanted to do was talk about everybody and their brother's business and judge others instead of worshiping God. God is the only judge.<quoted text>
Overuse or improper use of certain pain medications can lead to addiction. Many pain medications have now become "street drugs" and are used by addicts in place of more expensive heroin and cocaine. While the use of pain medication for actual pain under care of a careful doctor can be helpful...especially for terminal illnesses there is too much friviliusm use and some doctors have become little more than drug peddlers. If you doubt that you might think about the doctor in Copperhill who got busted and is facing trial. Maybe you have a justified need and maybe you are just using as a method to "tune out" of a world and problems you are having a hard time facing. Don't know you so can't judge if there is real need in your case but overuse has become far too common and is damaging society.
The Gospel according to
Lk. 6.3738, 4142
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Mk. 4.24
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6 ¶ Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.