Bad addictions can break us. But, we can also break bad addiction.
With a new fix, a new plan, and a new life, freedom is possible.
Watch as Pastor Shane presents a powerful message on the subject of addiction. It’s week eight of the Broken & Beautiful series. So far, we’ve learned how to receive healing from depression, brokenness, shame, family dysfunction, bitterness, anxiety, and money.
- Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction (excluding tobacco addictions).
- Tobacco causes more deaths each year than all other substance-abuse related deaths combined.
- 1 in 8 American adults (12.7% of the population) meets the criteria for an alcoholic (95% of them don’t think they have a problem).
- Over 90% of those with an addiction began drinking, smoking or using illicit drugs before the age of 18.
- 6 million adults and ½ million teens have a gambling addiction.
- The average American household carries more than $15,000 in credit card debt.
- 34.9% of adults and 17% of American children are obese.
- The average American household views 8.5 hours of TV per day (other developed countries average 3.5 hours per day).
- The average smartphone user checks their device 47 times a day / 17,155 a year.
- 13% of high school girls and 17% of high school boys spend more than 20 hours/week on the internet.
- 40 million American people regularly visit porn sites.
- 35% of all internet downloads are related to pornography.
- 41% of people who play online video games admitted that they played computer games as an escape from the real world.
- Students addicted to video games have lower academic grades than their non-addicted peers.
- Over 240 million Americans check Facebook daily (74% Of All Americans).
- Out of 2.6 million people who tried marijuana for the first time, over half were under the age of 18.
- Marijuana had the highest rates of dependence out of all illicit substances in 2011.
- 20.5 million Americans 12 or older abuse opioids (heroin as well as prescription pain relievers oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and others).
- Prescription pain killers have killed more than ½ million people (more than WW2, Korea, & Vietnam Wars combined).