From: Sedgwick, KANSAS
Everyone in the country is going through something in their life, some people do not deal with it as well, or do not have access to help as others would. The word addiction means the need or thought of want for something, and longing for this, without it, certain side effects occur, or behavior change. There is addiction with a lot of several aspects of life, particularly drugs, but let us not forget gambling and food. For many we just want to have fun, party, not have responsibilities, but we also know we live on planet earth, and that simply cannot be. Many people use drugs to get away from the world, they long for a change. Something that takes them out of society; the types of drugs that do this, are very addictive, just participating in them once has the possibility to get someone hooked, and the sad thing is how it changes people on a core level. It can take the best man/ women, and send them in a downward spiral of losing their home, loved ones, job, life. There are certain thrills that people live for, and sometimes these drugs are thrilling, or so you think, they chemically alter the mind to get the desired effect. When people see drug users, or homeless people, we automatically think, oh what a waste of space, or screw up, but we do not know the hardships they lived through. Some users of major drugs regret having started, but that silly thing called addiction has them hooked, and going to an institution to help with it, could be socially bad. Addiction is not something to looked bad upon, I say this because those who are stuck, need help and support.