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.

Published by Gatorgal

Just a wonderer thru life enjoying the ride.

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