For a lot of people in society, there is a daily battle they must wage. They fight within themselves, struggling with mental health issues and an addiction to drugs and alcohol. They might seem basically all right to the people they interact with, or it might be obvious that there’s a problem. Most of them fall somewhere in between, where others think that there might be an issue but it’s actually quite hard to tell for certain. If the people who struggle don’t get help, though, their lives can continue to spiral out of control.
If you’re struggling with drug and alcohol addiction as well as mental health issues, it’s very important that you get help for both of those things. Don’t just assume that you can get help for one of them, and not get help for the other. They are generally tied together through traumatic experiences, childhood abuse issues, or other problems. You don’t have to suffer all alone, and you aren’t the only one in your situation.
When you go to TheCyn.com, you can see that there are plenty of options for you to get help. Even if you don’t have a lot of money, don’t let that stop you from seeking the help that you really need. There will be people to help you no matter what your circumstances, and it’s important that you realize that and start seeking treatment today. You’ll feel better, and your friends and family members will also feel better because they want to see you get well. If you don’t get help, you’re hurting them as well as yourself. Mental illness can be tough, and so can drug and alcohol addiction. You’re stronger than you think; you can conquer your problems and lead a good life.
The pervasiveness of drugs in society is only growing. Addiction statistics are going through the roof and more and more people are being locked up due to their addiction to a substance, both legal and illegal. This is especially true of adolescence who dabble with prescription drugs from their momâ€™s medicine cabinet. Most believe that using something that is already at homes is harmless. They believe that they are safer since their drug is from a pharmacy and not the street. Also they believe that street drugs are a much higher grade of purity and can do far more damage than prescription drugs. And to a certain degree they are right.
Since street drugs are not regulated by the government each middle man will try to maximize their profit by a process known as cutting which adds fillers into the drugs to make more of it. This process of cutting and re-cutting to maximize the amount of the drug to produce more profit sometimes dilutes or makes the product more potent depending on what is added. This does not mean that the diluted drugs are still not potent but the quality can be dependent on the seller. This is the reason why many people feel prescription drugs are safer since they are held to a standard and are pharmaceutical grade. But this is where they are wrong and why experimentation sometimes turns deadly. Prescription drugs can be just as lethal as street drugs if mixed with other potentially lethal drugs. So how do you know you are safe and not taking a deadly comination? The answer is you donâ€™t unless you are prescribed the medication by a physician. The only way to know you are safe is if the drugs are your and you are being attended by a physician and the prescription drugs are being administered by a pharmacist.
There has been a pervasive attitude about drugs and their negative impact over the course of the last quarter century. People continually state drugs are never any good and they will only land you in jail. Currently over one third of those in the prison system are a there on drug related offenses. This number is expected to rise significantly without any outlook to fall. What one must remember is that most drug users might be guilty of a criminal act but are not criminals. In fact a majority of them are addicts and need to be treated as such. There is a fine line between being an addict and being a criminal in America and that is to get caught. Those who remain above the law and do not get caught can get the help for their addiction that they need yet those who get caught are at time treated to awful consequences.
This is not to say that all users of drugs are not threats to society and should not be treated like criminals. But usually the individuals who are both dangerous and drug addicts have far worst criminal actions on their record than just possession of a controlled substance. And many criminals are in jail without a substance abuse problem.
What we must try to do is decriminalize drugs to a certain degree so we can help those in need and not just lock them up and throw away the key. Many rehabilitation centers in prison do not offer what addicts need and at times people come out of prison worse than they ever were before. Our duty as fellow human beings is to show compassion to those in need not just lock them away. If we choose do this our society and our childrenâ€™s society will be better off for it.