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  1. Dan, when I first listened to this episode I questioned some comments about addiction taking away or over riding our agency. I thought that doesn’t sound like a correct principle, since we are taught this is a major reason we chose an earthly path. Thank you for adding the link to President Faust talk. I thought others members like me who are blessed not to have such an intimate knowledge of addiction may also benefit from the second and third witness. I will look at other member and non-members who struggle with more compassion and understanding.

    O That Cunning Plan of the Evil One
    M. Russell Ballard

    “Researchers tell us there is a mechanism in our brain called the pleasure center.2 When activated by certain drugs or behaviors, it overpowers the part of our brain that governs our willpower, judgment, logic, and morality. This leads the addict to abandon what he or she knows is right. And when that happens, the hook is set and Lucifer takes control.”

    Addiction or Freedom
    Russell M. Nelson

    “We are free to take drugs or not. But once we choose to use a habit-forming drug, we are bound to the consequences of that choice. Addiction surrenders later freedom to choose. Through chemical means, one can literally become disconnected from his or her own will!”

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