Do you feel sorry for a Drug Addict?

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  1. DDE profile image41
    DDEposted 9 years ago

    Do you feel sorry for a Drug Addict?

    It is never always the same for anyone. A drug addict can be picked on or won't be judged at all. Do you think  a drug addict is a weak person for turning to such a bad habit?

  2. Sunardi profile image68
    Sunardiposted 9 years ago

    Weak is a value, value is a result of comparison. We can say something is the weakest one, because we've never seen the weaker than it. That's about value.

    I can not judge a drug addict as a weak one. Many drug addict are so strong, they have strong body and healthy, but I don't think that their souls are healthy.

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting answer than you.''Many drug addict are so strong, they have strong body and healthy, but I don't think that their souls are healthy.''

  3. Patsybell profile image83
    Patsybellposted 9 years ago

    No one starts out to be an addict. Whether it is a drug, alcohol, food addiction, it is a controlling factor in one's life. I think a combination of compassion and tough love are the best way to help a friend.

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Be supportive and guide them to a different path. Thank you

  4. Nabil Ansari profile image60
    Nabil Ansariposted 9 years ago

    I think a drug addict is someone who doesn't know what "limits" are, and because of that they end up messing their life.

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      One becomes an addict when they don't when to stop right? Anything abused is shown no limits and if you don't know the  limit  any substance and can't live without it it shows and addiction. Thank you

  5. dashingscorpio profile image83
    dashingscorpioposted 9 years ago

    As you stated it's not the same for everyone.
    I suppose one could look at what led the person to start using drugs in the first place; was it simply to "party" with friends, or was it to escape/medicate painful experiences such as coming home from a war, a victim of child abuse, or to cope with bouts of depression.
    Different people rely on different crutches when they are down. Some turn to sex, alcohol, drugs, gambling, or (food) to comfort them.
    A habit is an addiction for the most part when a person feels they can't live without it or the habit is placed above the normal priorities such as work, family, friends, and taking care of various other obligations. If they're not doing it they're thinking about doing it.
    Having said that it is possible to be a "casual" drinker, smoker, or drug user without it becoming a habit. Some medical studies however have indicated that some people become "instantly addicted" the first time they try certain things. These studies indicate there may be something chemically different in those individuals.
    Nevertheless using drugs like most things in life is a (choice). Making "bad choices" for ourselves from time to time is part of the human experience. No, I don't feel "sorry" for drug addicts but I do hope they can find the strength to rise again and lead productive lives.

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      A choice that is made with careful thought and they know what is in store for them thank you

  6. profile image0
    Richie Alburoposted 9 years ago

    Yes drug addicts are weak in terms of personality.If their personality are strong no body can persuade them on this bad habit .But it is case to case basis.If i am not mistaken many people who are susceptible to this kind of vice are the people who have deep problem and in need of guidance.But their is also some people that entered to this kind of habit by merely just want to experience it.Bottom line is if there are no drug pushers,there are no drug addicts.Do you believe on that?

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't  believe a drug addict is a weak person there is a lack of education and parental control and love shows many sad individuals. If they want to experience different drugs then they don't have the knowledge of the side effects. Thank you

  7. Express10 profile image85
    Express10posted 9 years ago

    No, I do not feel sorry for drug addicts whether it is illegal drugs or legal varieties. I do not think of them as weak, but uninformed, selfish, stupid, or lazy (too lazy to address their real issues) may be better descriptions for some of them.  At the start, drug addiction is a choice because people make the initial choice to use things that are illegal for clear reasons or make the choice to abuse legal drugs and AFTER that initial choice, it can become an addiction.
    Think about it this way, a person will often know that cocaine, cigarettes, meth, etc. are bad for them but will CHOOSE to "try" it anyway and get sucked into that negative vortex. If one chooses not to use illegal drugs, not to misuse legal drugs and inform themselves about what they are putting into your body, there is no chance they would suffer from an addiction. It all begins with the individual and their choices.

    Informed people who value themselves and their health never make that initial choice to abuse or misuse any drug no matter what is going on in their life or what has already happened. There is no need or benefit in going down that horrible path. Many people are trying to escape some issues or pain in their life by making this ill choice and pay for it with their life.

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't feel sorry for drug addicts and don't think they are weak. When a person makes a choice in the right set of mind they know exactly what they want to do with their lives. Great answer.Thank you

  8. jaydawg808 profile image81
    jaydawg808posted 9 years ago

    I think people have different reasons for trying drugs and then becoming an addict. Perhaps it was experimentation, or peer pressure, or even the loss of something in life (a loved one, a job, etc.). There's reasons to why they decided on this course of action. As opposed to hitting them while they're down, more effort needs to take place to get them clean and rehabilitate them so they can make better choices in life.

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good point made thank you

  9. opinyonada profile image60
    opinyonadaposted 9 years ago

    In my opinion, A drug addict is not a weak person. I strongly believes that in everything people do, there is a reason. Maybe an individual turns to drugs because he/she has nobody to talk to. Maybe he/she is tired to be strong and turns comfort to drugs. I don't know what is the reasons why. Maybe because he/she is rebelling. Maybe he/she doesn't know what she/he doing. The end point is that "Why?"
    Why would he turns to Drugs. They are not weak. They are wrong because they go against the law but here is something deep that these people need. Assistance and Education. We sometimes need to be open minded and we have to try understanding them. I am not saying that we immediately dug for some psychological analysis on these but at least we have to human enough to understand that they are human too, and no matter what they have done, there is a reason(good or bad, doesn't matter)  behind it.
    I think , there's no wrong on seeking comfort/pleasure/(you can name the others) because all of us need it, the only thing that was wrong is that, they found this to drugs that made them Drug addict.
    They are not weak,they just turned into wrong path.

    Sorry for the sudden comment interruption. That is my opinion.
    I am not by  former Drug addict and I am not also drug acquainted person. I  just want to express my opinion.

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi you are entitled to an opinion truth is no one is weak it is just how they make their choices according to what they feel is right. Thank you for  sharing your opinion.

  10. kndashy41 profile image73
    kndashy41posted 9 years ago

    First of all, I believe that if you are alive and live in a Western or Western, hedgemonically-manipulated society, you are addicted to SOMETHING!  Advertising and marketing drives Western economies and consumer dollars.  Any marketing person knows that to successfully push a product, one has to gain the emotional appeal of the sucker, ooops! I mean, consumer.  Illicit drug users are no different from anyone else.  They're just hooked on ILLEGAL substances.  I'm hooked on caffeine and sugar. My grandfather was a functioning alcoholic for years before he opened his eyes and got hip to the BS and stopped making the corner liquor store fat at his own expense!  With this philosophy, believe I am in no position to judge anyone.  We are humans and are all struggling with something.

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I do agree that we all are addicted to something some to salt or food. It also depends on the family history of addictions thank you.

  11. LoisRyan13903 profile image62
    LoisRyan13903posted 9 years ago

    Good question and I never though of it.  Like some people have already said, people turn to drugs for one reason or another.  They do it without thinking that they will get hooked.  Some people wonder why a person won't simply quit using drugs.  However, once you're hooked it is very hard to stop using.  I never did drugs but I am addicted to nicotine.  I started smoking never thinking that I would become addicted.  I started basically out of boredom during my drive back and forth to work.  Now I am finding it hard to stop smoking.  Some people say it is all in my head.  However, I have tried to stop but I suffer from withdrawal.  Basically it is like somebody punched me in the face.  Now with nicotine products such as the lozenge, I am finding it easier to go without a smoke.  So yes I can sympathize with drug addicts and feel sorry for them.  What they go through is countless times worse than what I go through.  And an addict is not necessarily a weak person.

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      ''an addict is not necessarily a weak person.'' I know that too it is  also genetically involved depends if their parents had been  an addict or the constant degrading of a child's personality  can make them less worthy thank  you

    2. LoisRyan13903 profile image62
      LoisRyan13903posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I remember a tv commercial where a father found drugs in his son's room.  He asked his son who taught him to use drugs.  Boy replies that he learned it by watching his father using drugs.

  12. msdielise profile image61
    msdieliseposted 9 years ago

    Isn't being a drug addict a choice? I don't. People may disagree with my answer but I don't since these people have chosen this path in their own.

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      A choice that one makes and choose to go to. Once the choice is made in their right minds it is what the want to do. For some, yes. Thank you.

  13. Penny G profile image61
    Penny Gposted 9 years ago

    Ok look at so many hard working people with ok lives, that do to pain, a car wreck leaving them painful damage, illness, sickness, mental illness act, become addicted to their prescription medications given to them be well intending Doctors. Do to much mental illness the desire to feel normal and fit in also pulls people toward drugs. Drug dealers who are very good at what they do pry on these type of people. These are just a few things to think about. I have worked in   a treatment center prison for 16.5 years and there is so much more than someone just light choosing this road. It is a sad life for them, their families and friends. Most wish they would have not got involved. Given their circumstances that got them there, they probably would end up doing the same thing again.

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Bad influences and poor upbringing financial situations can all lead  one to many situations thank you

  14. TB Bullock profile image60
    TB Bullockposted 9 years ago

    No, science actually tells us that sensation-seeking individuals are, typically, smarter than the general population (again, this is an average, not an absolute). However, it is difficult with the use of formal logic to tell oneself to not take a fun option in a social situation, when the rewards of responsibility are, in honesty, negligible and perceptively less exciting. So no, I personally don't think that junkies or drug addicts are weak for the most part, it simply seems that they have been genetically inclined to behave in this manner, and there are, of course many exceptions. However, in the end I don't think that it is fair to classify people based on their habits any more than it is fair to judge tribal religions or habitual gamblers. Of course, this is just me and I certainly don't claim to be any sort of expert. Thanks for the question!

    1. DDE profile image41
      DDEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      '' However, in the end I don't think that it is fair to classify people based on their habits any more than it is fair to judge tribal religions or habitual '' A great answer from you thank you


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