September 29, 2009

Addiction

Addiction affects everyone. The actions of someone you love can have an enormous impact on the people around them. Depression and addiction go hand in hand. I've heard people say "she's doing it to herself, it's her own fault". While some people do decide to escape the burdens life has forced upon them, they usually don't see any other way to numb the pain. I suffer from depression and while I've never turned to alcohol or harsh drugs, I do understand why people feel like that is their only way out. When you get so far down that you don't care if you live to see tomorrow, you really don't care about what will happen in the future. Depression makes you blind and addiction offers a solution. When given the opportunity to numb your pain, you will do a lot of things that wouldn't even cross your mind if you weren't hurting so bad. Sober Living is not an easy thing for addicts but it is possible. With understanding family and friends, anything is possible. Alcohol Rehab is a great thing for heavy drinkers because it puts someone in a place with others who are experiencing similar feelings. Prescription Drug Addiction has become a common problem. Luckily, there is somewhere to turn for all kinds of addiction.

1 comment:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Nice post. I don't think it's fair for people to blame the one who is addicted...not totally at least. sure, they aren't being responsible, but you made a good point about it seeming like the only way to feel better sometimes. It's a disease. They need help, not blame.

-lauren