In my third post, I will be discussing drug abuse/addiction. Unfortunately, this is a huge problem in today's society and has caused a lot of damage, and also has led to a lot of deaths. It is the sad truth that even drugs that are prescription can be abused, which are easier to get. I grew up with a friend in high school who lost a parent due to drug addiction. It is extremely sad and should be talked about more because people need to be aware of what is happening because it doesn't just affect the person doing the drugs, but it affects the surrounding people as well. The scary part is that anyone can become addicted to drugs, whether it is alcohol, cocaine, opiates, or other drugs including prescription. It starts experimental, but can lead you down a very deep, dark hole that may seem impossible to get out of.
In the show Intervention, you see a lot of these drug addiction cases. Addiction may be a choice at first, but it is also a disease/disorder that not everybody understands. There are so many factors as to why people become drug addicts. A lot of it comes from unhealed childhood trauma, abusive relationships, and lack of self-worth. The truth is that drugs are talked about a lot, but I do not think a lot of people understand the severity of drug addiction. There are so many people that have lost their loved ones because of addiction. My best friends' brother is still struggling to this day with drug addiction. He has stole really expensive things from his family for drug money, and has been in and out of jail multiple times. The effect that this has on her family is very strong, which is why we need to be aware of drugs and the harm it can cause. Drug addiction is very serious, and if we keep the awareness alive and provide people with the resources needed to overcome the addiction and get the help that they need, maybe we could save more lives.