- Mental Health
Addiction : a Mother Shares the Story of her Son
Addicted, Homeless, Working
Addicts don't want to be Addicts
Louise is the mother of an addict and homeless son. She's just like you and me and she lives down the street from you.
Chris became an addict at a young age as a result of being bullied. Yes the affects of bullying are real and they can happen to anyone, not just to the kid next door. Bullying is not a rare occurrence in our society anymore, it happens daily and its affects are long term.
It broke my heart to hear how her teen's life was changed forever, the circumstances are too real today.
Too many people in today's society think that addiction and homelessness can't touch their world; it only happens to people who don't have their lives in order, the uneducated, unemployed and people who live off the government.
Well here's a reality check. Louise lives in Saanich, BC. It's a community just outside of Victoria and included in the regions which make up the CRD area of Victoria. This didn't happen as a result of living in a bad area of a city. This child lived in a quiet neighbourhood where he could walk to school.
Every story is different when it comes to addiction and homelessness and this is one that could result in any one of kids becoming addicted under the same circumstances.
Do you know anyone with addictions?
Corporations Create the Poor
The idea that addicted and homeless people don't deserve to be helped and become long term healthy members of society again is absurd. The world needs to recognize the vulnerability of our population as a human race. Faced with unreasonable living expectations by a community governed and directed by corporations and the almighty dollar can only lead to the downfall of more and more citizens and former taxpayers.
How can it be that we can be so focused on what we want but don't need so much so that we can't see those who only want what they need?
If our governments won't help create and support long term solutions to the members of our community who need and want help then who will?
It's time to support members of our communities who need help with addictions and homeless issues as we all do our best to succeed in this capitalistic driven society.
Louise believes that if a therapeutic community like Woodwynn Farms existed for her son he could receive the long term help he not only needs but wants. The short term programs and jail cells the governments are supporting aren't helping to solve the problem, they are only temporary solutions.
The video gives insight from the heart of a mom.
Thank you Louise for sharing. I hope Chris calls tonight.
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