Someone you care about is clearly an addict. Or, not so clearly… maybe you suspect it. If you suspect it, they usually are. Let’s face it, the signs of drug addiction are not subtle. However, it’s not something anybody wants to be true. We don’t want THAT to be happening.
When someone spends every day putting drugs and into their system, simply getting sober only handles part of the problem. Many addicts find that even though it is good to be sober, they still feel the damage done to their body.
Oregon is working on a bill to defelonize the possession of small amounts of heroin and cocaine. When this was first brought up, it caused much controversy because law abiding citizens felt it was crazy that someone would not be arrested if they had cocaine or heroin.
“From a mom’s side of a heroin addiction, I hope this article helps lift someone’s spirit or helps them with a direction. I get to see my success story live every day and I pray others get to experience the same.” —Mother of Narconon Graduate
Each time someone uses drugs or alcohol, they are essentially poisoning their bodies. This mainly goes unnoticed for the duration of their abuse. Drugs take the person out of what is happening right in front of them and puts all of their attention on the euphoric feeling they get from the substance.
An enabler is defined as a person who encourages negative or self-destructive behavior in another. This is the definition I found on the internet and reading the meaning is hurtful. What parent wants to be referred to as being an enabler to their drug addicted child?
For those suffering from addiction or connected to someone who is, holidays are a time when life becomes real. Many addicts go through the motions of daily life while hiding their use and keeping things off the radar… at least for the most part.
Many addicts become estranged from their families and friends due to their behavior. Over time the lies, stealing, and other destructive behavior can become too much for the family around them. When the holidays roll around, we understand many of these emotions can resurface.
Most of the time, I do not have an opinion over whether or not a particular drug is legalized because whether the drug is legal or criminalized, the drug will still be abused. Front and center in this debate, is Kratom .
Every 18 seconds, an American is arrested for drug possession (Centers for Disease Control, 2010) .