February 2, 2016

What behaviors are you modeling?

Modeling 020216We are a society addicted to our drug of choice (DOC). Drug addiction isn’t just about illegal drugs. Alcohol, marijuana, pain meds are all drugs used to alleviate physical, emotional, and psychological pain. What makes anything addictive is one’s dependence upon it and extent one will go to keep doing or using it.

Unfortunately, lost in this entire situation of legal and illegal drug usage are the messages our children are receiving when adults reach for their DOC. That extra glass of wine or a double on the rocks after a difficult day; or a little hit of pot to calm the nerves sends a mixed and confusing message to children. The message conveyed in commercials, in homes, and at schools is when you are not feeling right, there is something for that ailment.

In today’s video blog, I challenge every adult, including myself to examine the messages we are sending to our children. It is not what we say that sends the message, but what we do that delivers it. Are you engaging in a behavior that discourages drug use or one that demonstrates a dependence upon them? Only you can answer that question.

Watch this video

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Is your child addicted to drugs or alcohol? Are you trapped on the emotional rollercoaster of addiction? Dave Cooke can help. He’s an internationally recognized speaker who has made it his commitment to minister to parents struggling with addiction in their families. His powerfully insightful, faith based approach to the challenges of addiction have inspired and educated thousands across the country.

Contact Dave today to book him to speak at your church, parent’s group, business organization, or neighborhood association. Go to http://www.100pedals.com/speaker-dave-cooke/ for more information or email dave@100Pedals.com .

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.