Drug usage ... or non usage
By Shirley McDonald
March 13, 2006
Amen !!! It's NO big surprise to me ... it's the downward spiral
that scares me!! Children learn by visual aids ... they see someone
using whatever ... thinking ... gosh he or she sure seems SILLY!!
Well that sets a precedent ... NEVER MIND what it does to the
user on a long term scale ... (heart issues, liver damage, etc
etc etc ... the list goes on !!!) all they see is what seems
funny or whatever at that time, and they think .. well ... gosh
... ok ... they seem cool and have it under control ... NEVER
MIND they can become addicted after just one use. Some may also
use to self-medicate whatever a crappy situation is going on
around them. Not having the tools to work out whatever is going
on in their own lives.
I WILL tell you this much from
personal experience ... there is NOTHING worse than telling your
child that his/her parent passed away at 40 years young because
of bad judgment ..... making the choice to use rather than deal
with what was really going on ... it's heart
breaking and I wish that is one thing I would NEVER have had
to tell my child, but it happened.
So now he knows the consequences
of drug usage and hopefully will make the choice that will allow
him to watch his own children to grow up one day .... rather
than being robbed of that privilege. Cause that is what we all
want right ? To watch our children grow up - I know I do !!!
... it's a miraculous time!!! Full of frustration, triumphs,
and love, and god willing .. GRANDCHILDREN !!!! LOL !!!
Enough of me spewing from my
heart and personal experiences.
Thank you for allowing us to
use this as a public forum ... hopefully we learn and appreciate
each other just a little more !!!
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Shirley McDonald writes she is a "local loving parent
... concerned about youth and community in general".
problem trickles down By Ken Lewis - Ketchikan, AK - USA
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