Hello and Happy Friday everyone!! So here we are on day 3 of my 30 day challenge. Today’s topic is slightly serious which is okay with me, I hardly ever write about anything serious. The exact topic was “my thoughts on drugs and alcohol.” Many of you know I am in school for substance abuse counseling, so I would say I feel pretty strongly about today’s topic.
Drugs and alcohol seem to be in the news a lot lately and not for good reasons. Drug’s mostly seem like they are infecting our high schools and causing a lot of deaths. In my work in treatment groups, I see a lot of people abusing prescription drugs and also alcohol.
It’s alarming that so many younger people can find drugs so easily, especially in schools. Rhode Island has a huge epidemic right now with heroin. It is disturbing that you are able to buy it very cheap where children are trying to learn and grow. That is probably the biggest reason why I want to go into this field, I want to help and or prevent people from going down a life-long road with substance abuse.
I don’t want to talk too much about my view on this but it is something that should be on the minds of all us. I think a lot about it when I’m leaving the bar and driving home-I’m not worried about myself but I am worried about others on the road around me. The world has turned into a very scary place.
What are some of your thoughts on drugs and alcohol? How is the challenge going for everyone? Have a wonderful Friday!!