Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

cocklineDrug addiction is responsible for one quarter of all deaths worldwide. Ninety-five percent of untreated addicts die from their addiction, while ninety-seven percent of addicts never seek any treatment. Images of substance abuse are prevalent throughout society. It has been reported that the average twenty year old has seen over 200,000 television commercials encouraging the use of alcohol and tobacco. All addicts will experience a time when they will crave the drug on which they depend, but none will be available and they will suffer withdrawal symptoms. The immediate response is to get the drug to relieve the pain of withdrawal. The reason for withdrawal is that drugs affect the cells of the body and the body counteracts with its own chemicals and adaptation. When the drug on which an addict is dependent is absent from his system, the body continues counteracting the drug even though it is no longer present. This causes irritation, mood swings, insomnia, stress, as well as emotional and physical pain. Acute withdrawal is a definite sign of dependency and addiction. In order to break an addiction, one needs total abstinence from the drug. Help is available through rehabilitation and professional counseling. Although the addiction may seem impossible to overcome, the trial of withdrawal will be small compared to the grip of addiction. Overcoming addiction is much easier with external help: physical, mental and spiritual. Substance abuse is a common illness and freedom can and should be found.

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The Botswana Team

Doctors For Life May 2017 Newsletter

From the CEO’s Desk
The beginning of the year is always a very exciting time. 2016 ended on a high note with much being accomplished and we are looking forward to working with all our sponsors, friends and members in

LIFEalerts 10 May 2017


USA – Trump Signs Bill to Overturn Obama Rule

USA – “Lumberjacks for Life” empower pregnant and parenting students
Canada – $300 Abortion drug for free
USA – University puts abortion pills in vending machine

Alternative Medicine

Nigeria –

LIFEalerts 13 April 2017


USA – National Right to Life Academy empowers pro-life students
USA – Abortionist: Was baby born alive? It depends ‘who’s in the room’
USA – Trump cuts funding to UN agency over forced abortion support

Alternative Medicine

No news

High Court Blunders into Dagga Minefield

Media Release
Embargo: Immediate release
Date : 03 April 2017
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Doctors For Life International (DFL) is deeply concerned by the judgment of the Western Cape High Court that allows, subject to legislation to be passed in the

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30 March 2017
Dear friend of Doctors For Life:
Fields of Green for All is pushing to legalize/decriminalise the use of Cannabis (Dagga) in the upcoming court case that has been dragging on for 5 years and is finally culminating in

LIFEalerts 16 March 2017



USA – Norma McCorvey of Roe v. Wade Passes Away
USA – House Votes to Overturn States Funding Planned Parenthood
USA – Congressional Bill to Protect Doctors and Nurses against Abortions
Africa – Women slam global ‘safe abortion’

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14 March 2017
Dear Member:
Fields of Green for All is pushing to legalize/decriminalise the use of Cannabis (Dagga) in the upcoming court case that has been dragging on for 5 years and is finally culminating in a court case

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