Friday, July 2, 2010
I originally saw a youtube video of this girl, Allison with the "I'm walking on sunshine" song playing in the background. I automatically thought it was fake and funny, until I watched more and I finally saw the full episode on tv. I was shocked that someone could get hooked on something like this and survive. She looked TERRIBLE. This is the closest video I could find on youtube to sum up this episode. I even tryied going to their site to try to find the whole episode, but they didn't have it. The second clip is from their website. It shows her sober and she looks great! I really wanted to share this video clip because I think it went well with additions.
Although my uncle is not addicted to the same thing as Allison was, it reminds me of him. When he was younger he went into the army and got into drugs. For many many years he would do anything to get money to buy drugs. My family and I took him in a twice to help him get away from it all, his own little rehab center. The first time living with us, my dad bought him a little pick-up truck to get from job to job. When we came home one day we found the truck gone and all of my dads tools gone. He stole them to sell them for drug money. That wasn't the first time he stole from his family. A year or two later we took him back and he's been with us ever since. He has been clean, from what I know of. He is doing much better. What would he have done if my family and I didn't take him in?
Posted by Michelle D. at 11:52 AM
Labels: addiction, huffing, intervention
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I watched this episode when it originally aired. My boyfriend and I were taken back at how irrationally she acted when she was high. I did see a follow up clip of her on Intervention as she was recovering and she looked great. Pehaps informative video clips such as this should be incorporated into DARE programs allowing kids to see the real life results of drug addiction.ReplyDelete
I am shocked by this video. I agree with Jasmine I think that the more people are able to see the effects of addiction, perhaps they would be less likely to try different drugs. It is scary that addiction can change your entire life the way it did for Allison.ReplyDelete
I ALSO SAW THIS EPISODE WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT...OUT OF MANY INTERVENTION EPISODES THIS ONE IS STILL ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUNDING AND SHOCKING DOCS I'VE SEEN...THE SAD PART OF IT IS WHEN SOMEONE LIKE ALLISON IS IN THE STATE OF BEING "HIGH" PEOPLE AROUND HER WHO R TRYING TO HELP AND PUT SOME SENSE INTO HER ARE NOTHING BUT ANNOYING LITTLE BUGS TO HER ITS CRAZY HOW IT CAN TAKE OVER SOO DRAMATICALLY TO THE POINT THAT PEOPLE DONT CARE ANYMORE ABOUT FAMILY THEIR JOB FRIENDS THATS WHATS SO SCARY TO ME IS THE DRUG CONQUERING THE LIFE...I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH EF AND LAZROE INSTEAD OF BABY-FEEDING THESE KIDS WITH POINTLESS PROGRAMS AND DISCUSSIONS SHOW THEM A REAL VIDEO SHOW THEM A REAL PERSON AT THAT, WE ARE SOO SCARED OF LETTING OUR KIDS SEE IT FIRST HAND BUT ITS EVEN MORE SCARY WHEN YOUR OWN CHILD IS ON THESE DRUGS OR EXPERIMENTING WITH THEM...THERE NEEDS TO BE A CHANGE IN THE SYSTEM SO CHILDREN GET THE INFORMATION OFF THE BAT EARLY ON CUZ HOW ITS LOOKING YOUNGER AND YOUNGER GENERATIONS ARE ACTING AS ADULTS N ENGAGING IN MANY ACTS AND SITUATIONReplyDelete