Religious Attiudes to Drug Abuse

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Name 2 class A,B,C drugs
A= Cocaine/ Heroin B= Cannabis/ Ketamine C= Tranquillisers/ Steroids
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Which state made Cannabis legal in Jan 2014 and Feb 2015?
Colarado/ Washington-DC
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What are arguments for use of cannabis?
Helps sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis/ waste of police time chasing cannabis/ it relaxes you and is safer to society than a drunk person etc
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What are arguments against use of cannabis?
Contains more than 400 chemicals including psychoactive ones/ has a higher tobacco content than tar/ may be a gateway drug
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What is a positive things about smoking? (£)
2011- government got £12 bil from sales
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What percentage of cancers does smoking cause?
50%
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How much does smoking and alcohol problems cost the NHS/ year?
£2.7 billion (£5.4 billion in total)
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Muslim quotes on alcohol
"They ask you about drinking and gambling, say...their harm is far greater than their benefit." (Q) "Every intoxicant is Khamr and all Khamr are Haram." (H)
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Muslim quotes on smoking
"Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not hurt his neighbour." It is Makruh
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Muslim quote on drugs
"Every intoxicant is Khamr and all Khamr are Haram"
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Christian quotes on drugs
"Dont you knwo that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?"
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Christian view of alcohol
For= Last supper, alcohol is a gift from God, Romans 13, Jesus turned water into wine. Against= lose control lead away from God, "Dont you know...", "keep from..drinking wine or doing anything else that will make your brother or sister fall."
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Which denominations are against drinking?
Salvation Army, some Methodists
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Christian view on smoking
"Dont you know.." Passive smoking bad- "Love your neighbour"
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How do Christians think addicts should be treated?
With forgiveness, show love and compassion- "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine you did for me"
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Solutions to addiccts
Invest in improving lifestyle in poorest areas, make rehab compulsory, more education on drugs. Teen Challenge- Xn charity helps reform
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