This list has been compiled from 13 years of personal experience watching my close family member struggle with the darkest moments of addiction. Many times I asked and prodded to get answers from my sister who was addicted to drugs. She didn’t always have the answers – but she still taught me. The important thing that I learned is that drugs alter the thinking patterns in your brain which can distort logic and rationality. Therefore an addict may not fully understand what a sober person can. So most of my analysis came from observing her behaviors. So here is my list regarding the reasons why people use drugs and alcohol.
From what I see, a big part people can stay hooked on drugs is that they are scared of what it will be like to be off of them. Maybe they’re scared that the pain will be out of control. Maybe they’re scared that life will just be different. I see people who admit that they are hooked on the painkillers that their doctor prescribed, but they feel legitimate pain. You can argue that’s the addiction talking, but what if it’s not. Am I explaining myself correctly? Thank goodness there are places that can help.
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8. People think drugs will help them fit in.
When hanging out with friends, it’s easy for people to want to fit in and seem like one of the crew. If others are drinking or doing drugs, it’s very likely for someone to fall into that trap. Peer pressure can be a tremendous force causing someone to try things they would normally not try on their own.
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The reality is that many of the prescription drugs available that may actually help those with mental illnesses function better to normal again in society are so heavily controlled in the US that they are blocked to those that could actually benefit from them. Doctor’s are too chickenshit to prescribe them thanks to the armies of lawyers and legal system that pretty much controls society in it’s entirety now… and corporations are essentially under the lawyers as well, so you have a lose lose situation for most in America when it comes to getting any real help. Hence, you also have a messed up societal system that is completely broken and dysfunctional to a degree that is literally driving people insane with no way to get help from same system. Lose Lose situation for everyone. all of our major problems are but mere symptoms of the larger problem no one wants to even try to acknowledge- an utterly broken society and system that is creating broken people, lives, and all the symptoms that go with it. People are so utterly locked in each of their own little belief systems that everyone is divided to a degree that the bigger problem gets ignored completely always. Fact is, it would now be a blessing from God, if society simply collapsed.. only then can something better be built from the ground up. What we have currently, is just too broken to fix and not worth holding on to anymore as we passed the point of no return a long time ago.
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I understand your feelings for this guys who was your boyfriend and now is your friend whom you still have concern for his welfare. He was very fortunate to have a friend like you. It is very hard for us (non addicted) person(s) to get into the head of a drug user and try and understand it. The best thing you can do is let him know when he is ready to reach for help and treatment, you will be there to take him to treatment. You can also print out a age of treatment centers and phone numbers for him to have if and when he chooses to call for help. He will need to do a phone/intake evaluation over the phone with the treatment center. They will ask him questions and about his insurance, etc. They will let him know if there is a bed available for him to detox. Most of all, let him know you care about his welfare. That is all you can do. Do not give him money. He will use it to buy drugs. God luck and if this is a heavy burden on you, please consider speaking with a counselor for yourself. Thank you for writing me.- Sharon Blair
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Hi, my 27 yr old son has been battling heroin for several years and before that it was pain pills. I kept looking for a long term treatment place and every one I contacted it was between 20,000-30,000. He has done the 30 day treatment several times, 6 months in jail and still does drugs.(IV user), I had him on suboxone but he just sold them to buy his heroin. He got arrested for stealing and when I posted his bond it was with the addition of long term treAtment. I met a mother who lost her son and her other son was in treatment, she helped me get my son into the Isaiah House, celebrate recovery, faith based. He’s been there since 2-12-15. He is like a different person, they are treating his bipolar too. I would ask around at any of the churches where you live to see if they have a place like this. It’s affordable, 350.00 a month which covers room,board, medicine counseling and so much more. I’m in Ky, which has been hit hard with the heroin epidemic. Isaiah house takes people from out of state too. Good luck and God Bless