Drugs are often called “escapism”. Taking a drug, this theory goes, allows you to escape from whatever’s bothering you. Nothing could be further from the truth. This very stupid idea may be indirectly responsible for the excessive use of drugs.
If you consider the deadly range of common drugs now so easy to find everywhere, “escape” is a pretty ridiculous notion. Ice, crack, and coke are problem creators for their users. These drugs are associated with violent crime and truly destructive behavior. Saying these things are a form of escape is like saying that you can find peace in an environment which is basically an endless war zone.
If you’re a sensitive person with anxieties, these drugs are guaranteed to make things a lot worse, fast. If you thought you had problems before, they’ll take you to a whole new level of trouble.
No, you’re not imagining the problems with drugs
These drugs are essentially poisons. They affect the body, creating serious health problems over time, sometimes surprisingly quickly.
- Methamphetamine, aka Ice, is famous for “shrivelling” its users. People seem to age years in a few weeks. They look unhealthy, and they are. Their metabolism and organs are under incredible stress. Methamphetamine could easily be called the “grow old and get depression instantly” drug, and it brings with it liver, kidney and other issues, as well as a massive emotional down when it wears off.
- Ice destroys relationships. It’s a universal sign of ice usage, the sudden destruction of close relationships, often including physical violence and severe emotional trauma.
- Crack is a killer, physically and emotionally. This shoddy, unpredictable, nasty drug has decades of documentation as a life wrecker. People simply become mindless users, and their lives fall apart. The downside to that situation is that the process always gets worse.
- Cocaine eats money and health. Mix it with alcohol and say goodbye to your organs. It’s the glitzy version of crack, and it’s just as bad in its own way.
- Prescription drugs, especially pain killers, are addictive and part of a thriving and expensive black market. They’ll give you the pains of withdrawals and financial problems, and organ damage, to go with the pains they’re supposed to treat.
Getting out of harm’s way
It seems that faith based rehabs are much better in terms of creating a good, safe environment in which to rehabilitate. These centers work through creating a healthier, systematic, and ordered environment for patients to re-orient.
That’s an important point – Beating drug addiction is a matter of both avoiding the environment of drugs and restoring objectivity. A new mindset and new orientation helps to break the habituated cycle of drug use.
Important – Don’t expect a drug problem to cure itself. You need to get out the war zone. Check out your rehab options, grab a phone, and get moving. You won’t regret it.