Getting passed drug addiction
Over the last quarter of my life i have been in what can only be described as a drug enduced autopilot. Not really making any life changing decisons and would much rather just stay at home on benifits dissconnected from reality. Being my first article i have written i wanted to make it something personal and to shine light onto a very sensitive and somewhat missuderstood subject.
Due to what i have whitnessed over the years i belive drug abuse can boil down to people wanting an escape from the horrors that are going on in their lives or as a way to surpress previous trauma. In my case it was the violent sepereation of my parents, the arguments and rows that ensued for a decade wasnt the ideal way i wanted to spend my preadolescent years and all of my teenage years. The tole it took on my outlook at family is permanent, not being able to settle anywhere is a big problem too which doesnt help the ever ongoing depression and anxiety.
so as i was 14 years old in the middle of what felt like a war between mother and farther the opportunity arose to try cannabis, no matter what people tell you if somebody is susceptible to trying things without a second thought they will try it, no peer pressure as if you already know you’d never try it then you never will. I began smoking at the age of 14 regularly and it helped alot with just turning my brain off for an hour or two. At age 15 i was exposed to cocaine and MDMA which quickly over shaddowed the cannabis as an escape, that went on for a few more years until i was 17 and had just left school. Ketamine was offered along with drinks and smoking yet no matter how much i took it wasnt enough.
My point to all this is drug users and abusers are as sick as anyone with a terminal illness, except no one has any idea when or how they will die. They need help like the rest of us, more so, listen to the story of why someone is they way they are and it’ll widen your mind to different possibilities along with taking into consideration the other side of the coin.