I wish more people would lose the stigma and treat addiction as the deadly and serious DISEASE that it is. Drugs are not something to glamorize in pop music or film to portray as harmless recreational fun. It’s not cute, “cool” or admire able. It’s very rare when people can actually predict their addiction and even then, you never know when too much is going to take their life or take a bad batch of whatever it is their using. It’s time people start really taking action on changing what we’re actually singing/rapping about these days because you never know if you could be glamorizing a certain drug to a first time user or alcoholic who could possibly end up dead because they end up suffering from the same deadly disease so many have already died from. This stuff is not something to mess with. Why risk it? Addiction IS a disease. Please spread the word so we can take the taboo out of discussing this illness and raising awareness to people of all ages. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.. An INCREDIBLE artist who lost his life to this horrible disease.. May you rest peacefully and in complete serenity now that your pain is gone. God Bless… 🙏 2014-02-02
Demi Lovato posted this to twitter today and it got me to thinking. She is absolutely right. All of these catchy songs, funny movies glorify drug use. I won’t name names as that will probably get me into trouble. But growing up a goody goody with no friends it wasn’t until I started drinking and smoking I thought I had tons of friends. I didn’t. Today I have friends. People who love and support me unconditionally. Those people weren’t friends. Kids don’t understand that. I was lucky to get out when I did. Believe me it wasn’t unscathed but I realized other people loved and cared about me. Some kids don’t have supportive parents like I did and then where does that leave them? It’s sad to hear about wonderful people losing their lives to addiction, and addiction they’ve battled all of their adult lives, stemming from something they did 20 or 30 years ago. The decisions we make affect our lives forever not just today. Remember that before you do anything. Ok I’m done for today.