We hear almost every day about how some college athletes are addicted to some drug or another, and for them, it’s for the pain to cope with the high contact sport. On the flip side, however, is high-pressure on the high grades.
In October of 2012 I finally got the reality check I needed. I, along with many other college students, spent way too much time drinking and having fun than actually going to class and paying attention.
I had a cousin named Tim. He was an amazing guy growing up always, laughing and having a good time. Tim was the type of person who drew people to him and was always kind no matter the circumstance. He would literally give someone the shirt off of his back to make sure someone did not go without.
Snapchat is a major social platform for people under the age of 40 and Snapchat media outlets mostly target youth and millennials.
Many people think when they are talking to an addict that they are talking to the addict. Nothing is further from the truth. The addict is in a trap, typically coming down off drugs or thinking of what they can do to get the next high and not feel how they are feeling any longer.
There are many lies about abusing drugs which the general population believe are true, which opens the door to illegal drug use. These lies, to name a few, are: That drugs just run themselves out of the body and only have short-term effects.
I grew up the son of a drug user. My dad was a lifetime alcoholic and user of marijuana; I have no idea if he used other more sinister drugs.
As a child, my Mother and I didn’t have a normal relationship—she was trapped by drugs and alcohol. At the age of 3, my brother and I would be playing in the yard, and my mother would drive up and tell us if we got money from grandma, that she would drive us around the block.
My head was a little swimmy. I was a little nauseous. My face was numb. It felt like I had on a pair of those wax lips you could buy as I could touch them and only feel a slight pressure in recognition of my finger.
Working at Narconon has been an amazing opportunity to help people from all walks of life. People’s lives are changed daily and every day brings something different whether that might be a challenge or watching as someone has a small victory over a certain part of their life.