It was one of those frenzied mornings and in the midst of all the drama, I managed to get some time on Twitter. While I was scrolling down my Timeline, I read a tweet, which read “RIP Cory Monteith”. I rubbed my eyes in suspicion to see if I was reading correctly. I was shocked and left straight-faced. Questions as to “why” and “how” were haunting me.
It was exposed yesterday that he died of substance abuse. I didn’t know how to respond. All of a sudden names like MJ,Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse started racing in my head, they all died of substance abuse as well. It made me ponder, are we so fragile that we let something deadly as drugs take the better of us? Drugs I believe were commercialized in the 1960s and nearly millions of people all over the sphere consume illegal drugs.
I’ve often heard people who say, ” Their goal in life is getting high”. They say there is a buzz in consuming pot and getting into a trance state of mind. They say they are at ease while snorting cocaine. They say they forget their worries while consuming or injecting themselves with a deadly drug. Once somebody told me they consumed pot before an interview as it made them peppier.
I always believe a line needs to be drawn between having fun and addiction. Yes, as adolescents you want to experience how it is to drink, smoke and maybe even do drugs. Try it but leave it at that. Don’t make it a dependency. Something that was started out for fun may later prove to be a major hitch in your life. Learn to have self control and say no.
We hear of people falling prey to drug abuse every other day. But has it ever hit you why we become victims to substance abuse? Today, we live in a highly bloodthirsty world and under tremendous pressure. Many believe drugs are a way to mitigate your stress. True? Not at all, it may give you a momentary relief but after a while you tend to feel worst than before. Peer-pressure, pressure to fit into society or be a part of a cult group who do drugs, monotony in life, isolation, rebellious nature are all some of the few signs of drug abuse. Drugs make you their victims. You get trapped looking for an answer for your problems but don’t realize that drugs itself is the superior problem. Drugs will make you go weak in your body and mind, it will kill you eventually like slow poison.
What do you do to overcome this problem, how can you escape It.? Firstly nobody other than you is to be blamed for your addiction. It’s your body if you cannot control it nobody else can. Stress and pressure are a part and parcel of life, overcome it. No, it’s not uber-cool to be a part of a group, which does drugs. Stay away from temptation. Get your life in order and back on track.
Live a life drug free. Life is beautiful, don’t abuse it before it kills you.