Daily Reminder on Physical and Emotional Health: #9 out of 21

Today I, ____________________, will do all I can to safeguard my physical and emotional health.

“Choose to obey the Word of Wisdom.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit obey the Word of Wisdom today and until August 23.

“Do not drink coffee or tea. Never use tobacco products or any form of alcohol; they are addictive and harmful to your body and spirit. Being under the influence of alcohol weakens your judgment and self-control. Drinking can also lead to alcoholism, which destroys individuals and families.

“Avoid any drink, drug, chemical, or dangerous practice that is used to produce a “high” or other artificial effect that may harm your body or mind. Some of these include marijuana, hard drugs, prescription or over-the-counter medications that are abused, and household chemicals. Use of these substances can lead to addiction and can destroy your mind and your body.

“Addictions harm your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. They damage relationships with family and friends and diminish your feelings of self-worth. They limit your ability to make choices for yourself. If you are struggling with any type of addiction, seek help from your parents and your bishop now.” – For the Strength of Youth

Links for more information (all official church sites):

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/89 – Doctrine and Covenants 89, the Word of Wisdom.

https://addictionrecovery.lds.org/?lang=eng – The Church’s official page for addiction recovery

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Physical and Emotional Health section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/physical-and-emotional-health/

“What am I doing each day to care for my body?” – For the Strength of Youth

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