Recreational Drug Use

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Author: Craig Svensson


A Biblical Perspective

Changing laws and shifting public opinion have increasingly made recreational drug use acceptable. What guidance does the Bible give for thinking through this issue? What underlying motivations or heart issues lie behind drug use, and what biblical principles apply?   

Craig K. SvenssonDean Emeritus of Pharmacy at Purdue University, unpacks what the Bible says about all kinds of intoxication and reframes the issue around living to please God and reflecting him to the world. Svensson also calls Christians to take seriously our responsibility to follow the laws of the land and to live in step with the life God has called us to in Christ. Full of helpful information, this is a minibook you will want to read and share with many others.  


About the speaker: 

Craig K. Svensson, PharmD, PhD, is Dean Emeritus of Pharmacy and Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University, as well as Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. An elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, he is the author of over 100 scientific publications and three books, as well as the minibook Recreational Drug Use: A Biblical Perspective and is a contributor to The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference, 2nd Edition.