This week on License to Parent with Trace Embry… Trace Embry and Rich Roszel welcome Dr. Karl Benzio, a Christian Psychiatrist, writer and conference speaker who specializes in Decision Making Sciences and its application to behavioral health and all of life. Dr. Benzio is the founder and director of Lighthouse Network which develops faith-based behavioral health resources and connects hurting people with faith-based addiction and mental health treatment options.
With the recent legalization of marijuana in many states, and the increase in it’s mainstream recreational use, the question of the safety and validity of marijuana use continues to come up — especially among our children who are now asking “what’s the big deal?” Discover at least five reasons; psychological, spiritual, relational, health and legal ramifications and more of why you should not let your kids smoke pot.
Today’s topics include:
- What constitutes “addiction?”
- From a scientific standpoint, is marijuana an addictive substance?
- Is addiction a form of idolatry?
- You can also be addicted to food or other things, but that doesn’t make the substance “bad.” How should parents respond to that argument?
- Does marijuana affect different people differently?
- What are signs that parents should be looking for that could indicate marijuana use or addiction?
- What help can parents offer teens who are smoking marijuana, and don’t want to stop?
- The plight of parents who provide drugs and alcohol to their teens.
You can find out more about Dr. Karl Benzio, his daily devotional called Stepping Stones, and Lighthouse Network online at LighthouseNetwork.org.
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