Finding Freedom An Issue Night on Drugs and Alcohol About this Life Night This Life Night focuses on the issue of drug and alcohol use and abuse. Teenagers also explore the addictive nature of substances and are challenged to understand addiction as contrary to Christian freedom. The Life Night begins with a game about social media hashtags and transitions into a teaching about drugs, alcohol, and our desire to find immediate satisfaction in our lives. During the Break, teenagers have an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and spend time in prayer. The Life Night closes with a challenge for teenagers to seek help if they are struggling with addiction or if they find themselves in a bad situation. This Life Night may require a pastoral response to various situations that teenagers may bring forward during the course of the Life Night. Please see the “Pastoral Note” at the end of this Life Night for information regarding the appropriate response to these situations. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to help teenagers understand the freedom they have in Christ and the dangers of drugs and alcohol, especially because of the potential for them to become addicting. Teenagers are challenged to live in the freedom of Christ every day and seek help for addictive behaviors. Catechism # 1420 # 1849 - 1853 # 2288 - 2891 Scripture Matthew 6:24 Matthew 7:15 -20 Luke 15:11 -32 John 3:16 -17 John 19:26 -27 Galatians 5:1 Key Concepts Drugs and alcohol present various dangers, especially in the form of addiction. They easily become idols in our lives, cause us to give up control, and can cause serious damage to our bodies, relationships, and human dignity. Christ desires that we are free and gave his life so that we may live in that freedom. Addictions rob us of freedom. Through Christ and the help of our community we can overcome addiction, reclaim our freedom, and find healing from our sin. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full version of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.