Facing the truth
The truth is..
We are facing a lot of issues as a society with drug problems. From personal experience I have witnessed what drug use can do to a person and their family. In a lot of cases it destroys the people who do drugs and a lot of the time the people around them. I have seen people abuse their spouse, home, children, and vehicle because of drugs. When is it time to say that this lifestyle is not a great choice? People will tell you it's hard to stop, but you have the choice to stop. Whether it is hard or easy; making that choice isn't only for yourself it's for your family, friends and the people in your society.
The people, using are only part of the issue. We also have the people who distribute the product. Not only drug dealers on the street, but doctors who abuse the right to be able to prescribe people with medicine. When medicine is distributed improperly; addiction can become an issue. We also have the enablers who make it seem okay for these people to continue to live these lifestyles. I understand it's their choice, but you don't have to be around and act like they're making the right choices for themselves. Like for example someone who enables a drug user and then complains that he got robbed by the very person they're enabling. You can't complain if you're making it seem okay to them in the first place.
I'm not saying that these people are bad people; they're just making bad choices. Like I said earlier I have experienced it firsthand. The person in my life that has been battling with drug addiction is someone close to me. He isn't a bad person, but the bad choices he is making effects all of us in a way. People don't realize that the cuts they leave behind may heal, but they still leave ugly scars behind. That remind us that what happened was very much real. As a community we should learn the warning signs of this growing problem and try to help those who are in dire need of it.