Addiction – To Use or Not to Use

Addiction is a monster.

We cannot discount the genetic component, however, environment plays a major role.

I believe the bigger picture is asking what is the driving force to using any of these substances/medications. If it is unhealthy coping skills there are other ways to manage stress, anxiety and even pain. We are always searching for the ‘quick fix’ and there is no such animal….at least not ones providing long term benefits.

There is such great bias regarding those with substance use/abuse and this needs to change.

Everyone is different and searching for what works. We put into our body substances without any thought as to what they are doing and then we get hooked often by no fault of our own. I blame in part the pharmaceutical industry for even creating such addictive medications. Shame on them.

Risk and benefits should always be taken into consideration with benefits outweighing the risks.

As with illicit substances, we need to work on the skill/ability to not using the first time. This is easier said than done but doable.

I have seen 20 year olds lose their lives after using heroin and/or cocaine. Heart wrenching.

Find your way to better days. It IS possible. NEVER give up!

You Matter!

I Care. Let’s Talk. 💕😊

Published by ICare.Let'sTalk.

Hello and Welcome. My name is Melody and I Care. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. This is a place where people can come together and connect sharing their similarities as well as their differences helping one another. You are NOT alone. Everyone has a story. I will share mine along the way. You Matter to the Hatter! I Care. Let's Talk!

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