Drug Free – and Alive and Kicking!

As they say, it takes all sorts…while some of us are mentally strong and can deal with the vagaries of life, there are others who are less resilient. And it is the latter category of people that want to escape grim realities and cocoon themselves in a drug induced stupor. These are the people who need to realize that there is a better world out there; and all they have to do is throw off the drug shackles and move forward.

Drug Free – and Alive and Kicking!

Life in all its complexity offers challenges at every turn of our lives. Although we all accept the fact that life isn’t a bed of roses, many of us still complain that our lives are worse than that of others. It isn’t uncommon to hear “Life isn’t fair!” or “Why me?” And once we slip into victim mode, it’s downhill all the way.

Drugs are not the answer

Why do some of us just crumble under the pressure of seemingly insurmountable problems while others meet challenges head-on? This is because each and every one of us is different, a unique individual, and we all have different ways of dealing with crises in our lives – and some of us are weaker than others. But, each and every one of us is the “best” us that exists in the world, because we are the only version of us that exists.  So we are all special right from the start, though few recognize this simple truth.

Drugs have an insidious way of creeping into one’s life, taking over and ultimately destroying all that one holds dear – friends,  family, career. What begins as an experiment (or an image building exercise!) in one’s youth becomes an addiction over a period of time. Before we know it, our minds, bodies and actions are controlled by a substance and we have no idea of how to become drug free.

It’s important for us to understand the benefits of living a drug free life. And to realize that ‘getting a buzz on’ just isn’t worth losing everything we have – whether it’s an education, job, home, family and friends, and so on. The implications of drug abuse are monumental and a lot of drug users cannot even fathom the effect it can have on their lives. Until it’s too late!

And yet, it’s not too late. In fact, it’s never too late. We still have the option of saying “no!” to drugs, of coming out of a drug induced haze and turning our lives around. Just for the sheer pleasure of being alive and kicking again.  And there are always people out there to help us along the path.

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Originally posted 2013-08-30 07:00:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

About Mita

A freelance writer and documentary film producer/director, she has a wide knowledge of children in general, and special needs children in particular (due to several documentaries she produced on the subject.)