Looking Back, Did You Notice Many JWs Had Drinking, Drug or Mental Issues?

by minimus 42 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    As an elder, I saw many people that were affected by booze, drugs and mental health issues. A lot of Witnesses fought depression and turned to other things when they realized they couldn't keep up the pace and find inner happiness with what they did do.

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    Alcohol? Absolutely. We used to drink at quick builds.

    Drugs? Lots of prescription drugs floating around. because:

    Mental health issues. What's awful is most never got help because therapists were so poo poo'd. Although there was a Chiro in my area that all the dubs would go to. I called him a witchdoctor since he had all these "special treatments" using your energy. Oh but it's not going against a persons conscience. People swore by him and refused treatment from those darn medical Dr's.

    These people are a wreck

  • solomon

    A missionary couple I knew were hard core alcoholics. They could really pound back the booze!

  • Honesty

    How many JW's do not have drinking, drugs and/or mental issues?

  • wha happened?
    wha happened?

    that's an even better question

  • ShirleyW

    Booze, drugs, mental issues.

    Seems to be the "unspoken requirements" for the Dubs, the shorter answer is, how many of them have not been affected by that.

  • james_woods

    I never observed drugs (back in the 1960-1970 era) but most of them that I knew drank like fishes.

  • minimus

    The younger generation of Witnesses, especially elder's kids did drugs, sex and rock & roll!

  • BlindersOff1

    Depression and PTSD also booze

  • Hopscotch


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