Before I arrived at Narconon Suncoast, I had forgotten how to live. I was lost, and I just couldn’t find my purpose for life anymore. I was plagued with anxiety and depression. Conventional medicine was to no avail. I had lost all my motivation to ever leave the house. I resorted to staying in my room and drinking alcohol, all day.
Here’s your friendly reminder that there’s an outrageous drug problem going on in the U.S. right now and it’s not just opioids. Most people think about heroin and fentanyl when anyone mentions the drug crisis but lest we forget, there’s a huge benzo epidemic and an ever-growing meth epidemic.
So-called “miracle cures” for addiction seem to pop up every so often. Pharmaceutical companies put out new drugs to get us off the one’s we’re taking, psychiatrists say antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers will handle our “disease,” and psychedelic journeys promise to enlighten us to the point of giving up drugs for good. But let’s face it, there are no “miracle cures.”
Addiction is a rough situation for any family to deal with. No family really knows what’s in store for them once they find out that their son or daughter is addicted to drugs . There becomes a lot of unknowns.
I’ve always said that interventions can be the difference between life and death and that still rings true. Not everyone is willing to seek help and going to a drug rehab and sorting your life’s problems out is a logical choice. You can’t always expect someone who is using drugs and drinking massive amounts of alcohol to make a logical choice since what they’re doing on a daily basis is highly illogical.
Drugs, drugs, drugs… that’s all we hear about these days. The substance abuse problem has reached epidemic proportions and all it seems we do about is disagree about it. Everything’s an argument. Pro-marijuana supporters argue that marijuana isn’t a gateway drug.
The drug crisis has gone from bad, to worse. Each day that passes, more victims come to the surface whose lives have been touched by the U.S.’s drug problem.
Addiction isn’t an easy thing to deal with. It’s not easy for the family and regardless of what some people might think, it’s not easy for the addict. Addiction sucks, plain and simple.
Going to drug rehab can be a scary thing. You’re taking a person who uses drugs or alcohol as their everyday coping mechanism and basically taking it away. When you remove the warm, cozy comfort blanket, you’re left with the raw, unbridled addict in all their glory. They fear change.
On his graduation day, J.M. and I sat down to recount his journey through the shadowy world of addiction and into sobriety. “I never thought I could do it,” he said smiling, with a look of disbelief on his face.…