Let’s look at the current drug and alcohol addiction epidemic from a different angle: America has become the land of the “quick-fix.
No set of parents wants to believe they are responsible for their child becoming an addict.
At the age of 15, I started drinking alcohol and doing drugs. More importantly, just before I started drinking or using, I let go of the moral and ethical codes that one should adhere to in order to have a happy life. As I became an adult, I found myself doing things that I knew were wrong, but I did them anyway. I then used drugs and alcohol to hide from how this unethical behavior made me feel.…
There’s never a “ good “ time to go to drug rehab and it’s usually inconvenient to handle an addict in the family. Addicts will come up with all sorts of excuses as to why they shouldn’t go to rehab right now.
Using drugs carries many risks. Addicts have to be constantly vigilant about avoiding the danger that lurks around every corner and in the bottom of every bag.
All that comes to mind when I think of my life before coming to Narconon Suncoast is me, alone, sitting on my bathroom floor, crying because the very thing I had given my life to no longer took my pain away.
“Kids can be so cruel!” is a phrase that has been said by most everyone in their lifetime. Recently, the media has been buzzing with the latest stories of the effects of bullying. Schools make promise after promise to parents that they have the issue “under control” when in reality, they don’t.