So who of us doesn’t have a horror story to tell where Drugs & Alcohol was the villainous serial killers that took down someone we Love or knew?
When I was oh about 14 my neighbor who was 17 or 18 at the time and she and her friend’s talked her boyfriend into trying drugs for the first time… He was 24 and the drug was Cocaine. It was his first and last time. He died of a heart attack right in front of her. While she tried to revive him her friend’s took off. Great friends. She was never the same either. I can imagine the burden of his death weighed very heavy on her.
A friend of my mother’s from work had a son that lost his marbles and had to be put in a convalescent home for brain splattered drug fun gone horribly wrong. He was 18 when his drug trip went horribly wrong. I had a number of friend’s that died from drug overdoses. One was a paint sniffer. Legend has it that he went running through the main street of town like a loon and collapsed and that was it, his brain suffocated & burnt up from the paint and lacquer thinner… It ate up his brain.
Fast forward a few years later my little brother had quite a run with drugs himself. We weren’t so sure he wasn’t going to make it. He had some pretty close calls. It took 20 years for him to say, That’s enough. And that came out of fear, fear of losing his mind. He once said he was afraid that if he ever used again his brain would split. My son went down that road. Two DUI’s before he officially had his license to drive and blood alcohol level high enough to have been dead several times. He knew he wasn’t going to make it if he kept going the way he was. He sobered up & got clean.
I had tried a few things as a teenager… and I quickly learned that shit wasn’t for me.
It Finally Hits Home
My nephew wasn’t so damn lucky. He’s alive but he’s not living. He can hardly think for himself and the less controlling medications in his system the less and less he can do. This is his brain…..
DRUGS WILL STEAL YOUR LIFE, YOUR MIND, YOUR FUTURE AND THE LIFE OF THOSE THAT LOVE YOU. THINK IT CAN’T HAPPEN TO YOU? SO DID ALL THOSE PEOPLE THAT DIED OR THOSE SITTING IN SOME HOSPITAL ROOM HAVING THE DROOL DRAIN THEIR FACE, WITH SHIT IN THEIR PANTS BECAUSE THEY, AND POSSIBLY YOU HAVENT GOT THE BRAIN MATTER TO TELL YOU TO GO TO THE BATHROOM.
Need More Reasons to say NO to DRUGS?
Ask all those Crackheads where their teeth are? Does anyone of them not have a story of losing their best friend or buddy to drugs and alcohol and yet there they sit loaded on drugs or alcohol…
I could give you statistics but that’s not what’s going to stop you. I don’t even know that this will. But I hope that you will remember that you read this blog and visit my other blog thatsjustdandilion.wordpress.com , where I have begun to write about the daily challenges of taking care of a 25 year old 3 year old. His brain is FRIED. Some days are good and promising others are troubling and heart wrenching. And yet there are Families out there too busy to even write their stories cause their kid or kids are in worse shape.
Just don’t become one of those stories, please. Only way not to is to stop if you started and Don’t start if you haven’t started.