Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Menace That Is Called Drugs!

I don't know if any of you still remember. Quite a while back I wrote about a cousin of mine who was into the world of drugs. He was in and out of it and well, recently I heard he was back into the game. The thing is I'm not surprised anymore. At one time, I really thought just might kick the habit for good. I thought he was on the road to getting his life back on track. Well, after so many false tries, I've given up being surprised when I hear he's back into it.

What a wasted life. Why do people even get involved in drugs in the first place? I see no logic in it. We all know what drugs can do and yet some people like my cousin would just get drawn to it time and time again.

The worst thing is the excuses I hear about why people get involved in drugs, they're so lame.

'I'm too stressed out, just wanna try it and see what it's like, I've just got too many problems, I need an escape, etc, etc, etc ...'

I've got so many problems too and half the time I'm stressed to the point of wanting to jump off a building but you don't see me using drugs as an avenue to release the stress and worries? Drugs can screw your life big time, not to mention the people around you that cares about you. The fact that this cousin has dabbled in drugs is the cause of why his parents are having such a hard life.

Maybe he should have started on one of those rapid detox sessions earlier on in his life, then just maybe he could have been saved. This concept rapid detox combines the medicine of withdrawal with the benefits of anesthetics.

In the old days, it could take days or weeks of pain and suffering going cold turkey to rid your body of all the drugs but these days a typical rapid detox session involves being put under with general anesthetics for about 2 to 8 hours which has a host of cleaning medication that runs through your body trying to flush out the addictive substance from inside your body.

The process is really pretty simple and the patient doesn't feel any pain or suffering at all and wakes up in 2 to 8 hours with a fresh new start on the road to sobriety. I don't really know if something like this would have really worked for him but if this was available back then, he probably would have kicked the habit much faster.

I only hope that one day he'll come to his senses and start thinking about his future and what this drug habit of his is doing to him and his family. He's such a bright boy or rather he was such a bright boy and for him to actually get involved in drugs was one of the stupidest things to do.

Oh well, he isn't my son and I really don't care anymore. It's his life and if he wants to remain a useless human being for the rest of his life, then he's welcomed to it. As for me, I know I'll keep an eye on my kids and make sure they NEVER ever get anywhere near drugs in any form!


  1. Zen - Yes, I have to agree, a real waste!

  2. It is a pity that your cousin chose to go down that way, but the true culprits would have been the pushers. A lot of people start off with drug taking thinking that they'll never get addicted and it's just a one off thing.

  3. Terra - Yeah, but I still think we have a choice to say no and think for ourselves, unfortunately my cousin failed to use his head.

    Yes, most people think they would never get addicted but once they try it, they're hooked for life.

  4. Drug Addiction is AWFUL. And the person will NEVER get better unless they REALLY want to. It usually requires detox and rehab and a strong after care program.

  5. Meleah - I agree, it's up to the individual to WANT to kick the habit. I've just given up hope on this guy ...


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