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Glee star, Corey Monteith, made no secret of his struggle with drug addiction before his untimely death.

Back in 2011, he made the comment that he was lucky to be alive given his history and struggle. He began using marihuana and alcohol at age 13. By the time he was 16, he admitted to having a serious problem.

So sad. Such a loss at such a young age (31). Please pray for the family and friends.

Drug addiction destroys a person’s life. Here are 10 truths to consider:

1) Drugs change your brain. These changes interfere with your ability to think  clearly, use good judgment and control your behavior.

2) The craving grows more important than anything else in your life when you are addicted.

3) The urge to use is so strong that you rationalize the addiction.

4) Addiction provides psychological pain relief.

5) Addiction is an uncontrollable compulsion than takes more than willpower and a one shot attempt to treat.

6) Don’t wait for someone to “hit bottom.” That is often more difficult. DO an intervention. Even if someone enters drug treatment involuntarily, he or she can benefit from treatment.

7) Recovery often takes multiple attempts. Don’t get hopeless. Keep trying.

8) If you try one approach and it doesn’t work. Try another. Find something that  makes sense and connects with your issues.

9) Despite this being a brain disease, you can learn to live without drugs in your life.

10) You need God’s help. This is beyond willpower and requires God’s intervention as well. With God, all things are possible.

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