Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Drug Addiction

When people start out doing drugs, they start either smoking marijuana, taking pills, or trying something that may have been laced with something else. A lot of people start to think that what they're doing isn't enough anymore. That's where they try hard core drugs such as heroin, coke, meth, etc. Unfortunately, a lot of the times people become very addicted after their first time trying it. Some people may be curious on what it feels like and before you know it their hooked on it. I feel that a lot of people don't get the help they need, nor do they want help. They know they have a problem but don't want to do anything about it. They're not only affecting themselves, but also affecting everyone else around them as well. I think we should take addiction more seriously and talk about it more. It's very sad to say how many people are addicted to drugs. A guy I went to high school with that a bad heroin addiction, and it started out as smoking marijuana and drinking. Until he started doing coke and eventually moved onto heroin. He had just died about a year ago. He was so nice and friendly and it's a shame addiction had gotten to him. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Angela, the reason behind drug addiction is such a versatile topic. For some individuals it is used as a way of coping, some are addicted from birth, and others do it for fun because they've survived previous usage. Either way you are right, this addiction does not only affect themselves but their family and friends as well. It is upsetting to see people not wanting to get help even though they know they need it. On the other hand, over the past year or so I personally have been seeing so many individuals open up about their drug addictions via social media (especially TikTok), and the support they get is so amazing. I think it's a good thing that people are becoming more comfortable with speaking about their drug addictions because it helps so many others that want to do the same.