Social Acceptance of Drug Use
It’s all too easy to find depictions of drug use in today’s television programs and movies. Many movies and television series display recreational drug use as harmless, or they glorify overindulgence. Teenage viewers see many instances of underage drinking, often with no consequences except comedic blunders. What many shows and movies fail to show are the cases of alcohol poisoning, sexual assaults, or police involvement.
Social acceptance of drug use is not just limited to cinema. Ask the majority of college students about their views on marijuana, speed, or underage drinking. Many will tell you that it is part of the college experience. It seems as though “partying” or using a substance to study longer hours is almost a rite of passage for college. Many people who are suffering from addiction cite high school or college as the onset of their addiction.
There is a drug epidemic in our country, and drug abuse is rarely attractive. It is messy; it destroys lives and shatters dreams. Fortunately, the recovery community has been working tirelessly to educate the public. Addiction does not have to end in misery and woe. There are treatment opportunities and remarkable 12-step programs that have proven results. It is time to stop allowing the social acceptance of drug abuse to become the new norm.
If you are concerned about your own or a loved one’s drug use, please contact us anytime at (337) 456.9111. We’re here to help.
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