Or should I say, the lack of rational thinking.
I remember this commercial in the 80’s:
Of course, as a teen back then, I thought the commercials were stupid and I’m sure the teens today would agree. But now, 30 something years later, my mind automatically thinks of that commercial and I can finally relate.
There is no rational thinking when you use drugs. His brain has been hijacked.
“The word “addiction” is derived from a Latin word for “enslaved by”. Anyone who has struggled to overcome an addiction or has tried to help someone else to do so-understands why. Addiction exerts a powerful influence on the brain that manifests in 3 distinct ways: craving, loss of control over use and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences.”
Even as I read all this and research more into addiction, it is still hard to fathom how someone can throw everything away -for drugs- time and time again.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. ~ Albert Einstein
Sooner or later, a normal brain would realize that the common denominator in everything that has gone wrong is the drugs.
So while a normal person might realize this after once or twice, the addicted brain does not. I guess that is why is sometimes takes several attempts at rehab before it “clicks” and sometimes it never will.
I hope my son will realize this soon, that a better life awaits, once the drugs are taken out of the picture for good, and his brain can finally heal and catch up.